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Shutter release/AE lock and control panel display

I only can shoot a picture after pressing the AE-AF lock button. On the control panel only the batteries energy level and the shooting mode are displayed. I fail to change the original release button function and the full control panel display. I tried to restore to factory settings and reinstalled the latest firmware.
It is likely that these observations are linked.
I would appreciate any assistance.

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  • Anonymous May 29, 2008

    I can shoot a picture only after pressing the AE-AF lock button.

    This problem developed when I inadvertantly pressed the Lock (AE-AF) Button.

  • Anonymous Jun 26, 2008

    i cannot take a picture with my coolpix 8700 camera without holding the lock button

  • kirtibabu Aug 08, 2008

    only can shoot a picture after pressing the AE-AF lock button. On the
    control panel only the batteries energy level and the shooting mode are
    displayed. I fail to change the original release button function and
    the full control panel display i cannot rest to factory defaults


    I would appreciate any assistance.

  • gw07 Sep 22, 2008

    I have the same problem. If I press the menu button I CAN get it to take pictures without pressing the AE/AF/Lock button but of course the menu text is then cluttering up the monitor/viewfinder.


    Nikon technical support has just said send the camera in for repair but I'd like to have a better handle on what the issue is before I do that, especially since it is out of warranty.......

  • sai69 Sep 22, 2008

    even I have the same problem. I can take only picture by pressing the lock button. Withou that I cant take randomly. 


    Need assistance please....

  • uros2009 May 02, 2009

    If I try to change shutter speed or aperture camera stops working again

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Same problem that would not allow me to take a picture without pressing the LOCK button on my Nikon 8700. Here is how I believe I fixed the problem:

Turn the camera ON.

Press MENU button on your camera to bring up the menu.

Scroll down to SET-UP, open the SET-UP menu by scrolling right.

In the SET-UP menu, scroll all the way down to FUNC (Controls) on page 2/3 , open the FUNC (Controls) menu by scrolling right.

You are now presented with 2 options:FUNC and AE-L, AF-L)

Select the FUNC option by right scrolling.

Choose the 2nd option: i.e the mountain, flower and timer icon (distance, macro and self-timer icon) by right scrolling.

Press the MENU button to get out of the menu.

Attempt to take a picture without pressing LOCK.

Should work! Anyways, it worked for me.

Cheers.

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Problem that would not allow me to take a picture without pressing the LOCK button on my Nikon

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Hi Poliadic
Brilliant - thanks very much - worked a treat.
I'm glad I did not sent it back to Nikon, who would no doubt have made a hefty charge to look at it.

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