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My 4 months old nikon D90 shows ERR. Been trying for the past 2 days. Can you help?

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The Nikon user manual says on Page 256 that the ERR message indicates a camera malfunction and to clear it, you must release the shutter.

I have found on my D-90 that I can usually release the shutter by turning the camera off and back on. Sometimes, I have to remove and reinstall the battery but that is rare.

The manual also says that if this problem persists or occurs frequently, you should contact an authorized service center.

I would suggest that you contact Nikon tech support at www.nikon.com before you contact a service center. They may be able to assist you without the need for a repair.

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Try removing the lens. Turn it on. Press the shutter a few times. Re-attach the lens and try it.

Posted on Apr 04, 2011

  • sklleivon Apr 05, 2011

    hi it didnt help me to turn on the d90.
    please suggest further.
    am i a nikon victim ?

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The "r16" in the display is not an error code. It is simply informing you of the number of exposures that can be held in the camera's internal high speed memory before shooting would have to stop while the D90 transfers the pictures to the memory card. If you held the shutter release, you could watch the r16 value decilne by one for each exposure (r15, r14, r13, etc.).

Page 256 of the D90 User's manual indeed shows the Err error code, and defines it as a "Camera Malfunction", "Release shutter. If error persists or appears frequently, consult Nikon-authorized service representative." The "err" error code is a generic error. The camera has detected a problem, but it doesn't know exacly what, similiar to the fEE code. The "err" code could be camera / lens contacts or it could be a circuit board or even shutter failure. You've already tried the common contact cleaning fix (that never seems to solve the problem) without any luck, so you might have to call Nikon Support and arrange for service.

Good luck!

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Err message in my LCD control panel. I've removed tthe battery cleaned lens contacts, put in a new memory card and still ERR message. Nikon D90


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Click here for repair information.
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I have a nikon d90,when i pressed shutter button ,it is giving err message then i press second time it is not giving err message but not taking the photo.


This is an indication that the camera is not "talking" to the lens correctly. When you press the shutter button, the camera tries to focus, set light levels, and then shoot the picture. If it can't focus or set F-stop and shutter speed, then it can't shoot the picture and gives you the error indication. SO
1. You need to make sure the lens is an automatic lens capable of working with the D90. 2. You can take the lens off and back onto the camera a few times in case its a dirty contact issue or just didn't seat correctly. 3. Set the D90 to manual and make sure you move the AF selector on the front to M. Then you would manually adjust all the settings. That should take the auto-coupling out of the picture (pun intended)
4. If it still shows error when in total manual mode, there may be something wrong in the camera itself. Before giving up, do a total system reset on the D90 (I assume you have the manual).

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I couldn't find a reference to a blinking green led when the d90 is off.

I would refer you to Nikon tech support for this one.

http://imaging.nikon.com/products/imaging/worldwide/index.htm

The above link has 1-800 numbers for Nikon.

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Purchased the D90 with 18-105 kit lens yesterday. Took it home started playing with it and after abt 5 clicks err came up on the screen. Consulted the manual talked about shutter release but if the problem...


According to and directly from Nikon:

When you see Err on the control panel, LCD monitor or viewfinder of your digital camera it refers to a camera malfunction. Try the following:
  1. Remove all accessories from the camera.
  2. Install a freshly charged battery into the camera.
  3. If your Nikon camera offers resets such as the two-button reset or a hardware reset please follow those instructions provided in the product manual.
If these steps do not resolve the Err message we recommend having a Nikon Authorized Repair Technician evaluate the Nikon camera. Click here for repair information.

Nikon Imaging Products Support Page:

http://imaging.nikon.com/products/imaging/support/index.htm

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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.

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Is there a memory card in the camera?

Also try cleaning the contacts on the lens (light rub with a pencil eraser works).

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bring it to your nearest nikon shop for a check up. i suggest a mirror lock up / shutter error.

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My 6 month-old Nikon D90 has been acting-up for quite some time. I take ALL my pictures at LARGE size, as they may end up in competitions or exhibition. However, without warning,the size changes...


Nikon have gone rubbish. Their 'support' people are very unlikely to respond, or be of any help, or care. My five month old D90 has gone wrong and they want to charge me more than the cost - I suspect - of its manufacture, to put it right.
You gave away your D70, I suggest you give away this one too, write it off to experience and get a new camera made by a company that cares.
For my part, I'm not going to throw away good money after bad.
They've made a dud and don't know how to put it right.
Really sorry, but you are not alone.

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