I have a 2yr old nikon D50. Last September it worked great. I tried it recently and I am getting an blinking "ERR" message. I took it to a local camera shop and they tested the lens and the battery. They are charging me $185 to fix it. This is my fourth Nikon and I am very disappointed because it is the most expensive one I own and the only one with a problem. What could be the problem with it? Thanks.
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Re: Nikon D50 blinking "Err" message
Make sure the lens is mounted fully (give it a little twist to see if the error clears). Also, check the gold contacts inside the body, where the body touches the gold "points" on the lens, to make sure they are clean. A pencil eraser is a good cleaning device for these contacts. I hope this solves it for you.
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Unfortunately, this probably won't be a good situation. Most of the time the ERR(or) message you're getting shows when there's an internal problem, and most likely a shutter error. Not an uncommon problem with the older consumer models like D40, D50, etc.
The ERR message indicates a camera malfunction. In my D-90 manual it says that it can be cleared by releasing the shutter. The only way to do that is to turn the camera off and back on. Rarely, that won't work and you have to remove and reinstall the battery.
The manual also says that it this have frequently or persist to contact a Nikon authorized service center. I would contact Nikon tech support at www.Nikon.com and discuss the problem them before contacting an authorized service center.
Take your manual reset a little further...remove the card and battery...press all the buttons...leave the camera alone for at least 20 minutes...insert the card and then the battery...turn it on. See if that works.
hi.. This screen shows areas of the photo that are overexposed slightly. It flashes them to help you. You get to this screen by pressing the up or down arrows when displaying the pictures you have taken.
To change it just press the up arrow when the camera is showing the screen until you get a display without flashing.
Once you have done this the display will be steady. If you get any other screen in future you may have accidently pressed the arrow again. Just cycle thru the displays to get back to steady.