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On my D40 I get the following message Error. Press shutter release button again

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Hello and Welcome to FixYa!

Error "Press shutter release button" is actually due to failure of the lens control system
To solve it
First try by just
Reset the camera by taking out the battery or by reset button, If error is still there then first remove the battery and replace card battery and while switching on tap the lens hood on your hands so as to disengage any dirt or mechanism being struck. For this use some air to blow between the lens to dislodge any sand particles struck inside.
After it check the
focusing option is auto or manual the auto focus must be 18-55 and lens must be properly fixed
If error still exist then you may need servicing of your camera, in this case best option is to contact authorized Nikon Camera's service provider. Your problem will be solved

I hope you have clear picture in your mind now.
If you have any more query regarding your problem do inform me.
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Hi your camera has sequence unit defective. The symptom of your camera is very common in Nikon product. your local repair shop would charge around $95 to 235 depend on what they really want to charge. thanks and best regard!

Posted on May 22, 2011

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Take the lens off and continue pressing the shutter untill it doesn't react anymore, you should then have a normal menu without the error message.Put your lens on and you're all sorted.Cheaper and less hassle than sending it to Nikon.
olly

Posted on Jun 01, 2008

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SOURCE: faulty nikon d40

I had the same error message, the camera is less then a year old, however, I was taking up to 800 pictires every weekend of my kids soccer games, then a 6 month trip to the Pursian Gulf, that is when it started, I got back home, took it right in, and one year later after a few visits and calls trying to find out where my camera was, I finally got an answer back, they said I needed a new shutter which will cost $300, They said I should just by a new body for $400. What Nikon does is set that error message to pop up at about 35000 shutter releases, and you can't do a thing about it, once they hooked my camera up to thier system the said I had over 36000 shutter releases, where the average person takes 10000 a year and they want you to replace the body every 3 years....so before buying any camera, always check out how many shutter releases you can get when you buy a camera

Rob Smith
Victoria, BC

Posted on Sep 27, 2009

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SOURCE: D40 "Error: press shutter release button again." Nothing happens.

If you can dare servicing youself You can open bottom cover of and turn a little red wheel manually. try pressing the release button now and will start working. If you have this problem re-accuring, then get it checked wih professional.

Posted on Dec 19, 2009

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