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Nikon D50 blinking "Err" message

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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  • megansh62 Aug 25, 2008

    Hi I get the blinking "Err" message as well. It seems as if the shot is freezing and when i click the button again the message goes but I am not getting a photo. This happens with all lenses that I put on.

  • mawtrey Sep 03, 2008

    I have the same issue. A camera shop wanted $255.00 to fix. They said it was the shutter and it needed to be replaced.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    Built in flash doesn't work, auto focus does not work, will take photo but nothing shows on the card.

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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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