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I'm getting a r03 error message on my D80. I shoot raw and tethered to my computer with Camera Control Pro. This is the first time I've had this problem in the 3 years I've had this camera. I've been shooting raw the whole time. If the buffer is full, how do I empty it? And why did this happen while tethered?

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These are the different things I would try to resolve this error.
Remove the lens and re-attach it.
Remove the battery and re-attach it.
Change shooting modes try any of them, full, auto, or jpeg but not raw
Reset camera to factory defaults
Replace/format CF card.
You don't have to necessarily try them in that order. I would try formatting the card first.
If you need further assistance let me know.
Thank you,

Posted on May 31, 2010

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  • orangenoodle May 31, 2010

    None of the above work. I don't get why this should happen while tethered. The computer is supposed to bypass the memory card. Also, its been two weeks since I've shot with my camera. I left it hooked up to the computer, which I turned off, and I think I left the camera turned on the whole two weeks, attached to AC. Does that matter?

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    Lee A. May 31, 2010

    but you still had the issue even when you "untethered" it and tried all those solutions? Try this for memory buffer error. You have to clear the buffer. Remove battery and
    memory card. Reinsert the battery and NOT the memory card. Turn camera
    on, then off. Reinsert memory card. Turn camera on. Should be good to
    Thank you,

  • orangenoodle May 31, 2010

    When I went to start shooting, tethered, I noticed the error message and Camera Control Pro said that the camera wasn't taking pictures. So, I unhooked the camera and saw that the problem persisted. I changed the battery, and card, to no effect.

    This sounds stupid, but should I turn off the camera before removing the battery, or leave it on?

  • Lee A.
    Lee A. May 31, 2010

    First try it with camera off, then if you would like try turning it on with battery off. then follow steps.
    Thank you,

  • orangenoodle May 31, 2010

    Did it both ways. Did'nt work. Still r03.

  • Lee A.
    Lee A. May 31, 2010

    If no trouble shooting fixes it then I suggest you send the camera in for repair. Either a local facility or authorized nikon service center. I believe this i a known problem and you can call them and confirm it. Here is a list of service centers:
    Thank you,



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