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Light meter suddenly stopped working on new D3300. camera

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light meter suddenly stopped working on new D3300. camera works in auto, but in Manual pictures are dark to black when "correct" exposure is set. When I use sunny 16 rule in Manual, pictures are perfect. Any thoughts?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Pete replied 6 months ago.

Hi Shelly,

First, try a software reset:

  1. Press [Menu] button.
  2. Select the “Setup menu tab”, which is represented by a wrench icon.
  3. Press the [>/ dial right] button, then select “Reset Setup Option” and press OK.

If that doesn't work, then the camera likely has a hardware fault and will need to be returned for a warranty repair.