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My Nikon D50 recently started acting up, does not seem to want to take a picture. The camera is less than 3 years old. I love my Nikon and would be lost without it! Please help!

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Have you got more than one lens?

If so, I'd see if the problem is present with a different lens.

It could be a connection problem. Try cleaning your lens contacts (on the camera mount and on the lens) to make sure it's not just a bit of oxidation on the contacts causing a bad connection. A t-shirt with a touch of alcohol would probably do it.

I'd do the same thing with the battery contacts (and try a different battery if you have one, in case the battery has a problem).

Have you got another memory card? If so, I'd try a different one to make sure it's not shorting out the camera somewhere. I'd make sure to format it via the camera menus for format, too.

Posted on May 27, 2010

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