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Experience:  30 years of photography experience and 10 years of camera repair. Own a D300S, D40 and P7000.
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D80 flashing" ERR" yahoo, [email protected] my D80 is

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D80 flashing" ERR"
JA: Who is your email provider (Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, etc.)?
Customer: yahoo
JA: How do you access your email most often? On a phone or tablet, or through a web browser?
Customer:***@******.*** my D80 is flashing err
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: reset and battery
JA: Anything else you want the email expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: need help

Hello and thank you for your question. I look forward to assisting you today. Do you see an error number as well?

Hello there and welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be assisting you today. I am an engineer with over 30 years photographic training, repair and troubleshooting experience. I will try and answer your question accurately and precisely so that we can get you on your way.

Just to confirm, this is a Nikon D80. Correct?

Please reply and we can continue.
Steve

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Nikon d80 no number with err message

Ok, do you have another lens? If so, try that and see if the error remains. If you only have one lens, remove it, clean the contacts with a soft cloth and some rubbing alcohol or Windex - on the lens and the camera body, and try again.

Let me know.

Thanks.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
same question need a response

Hi there. I see you replied to my suggestion and then gave me a negative rating. I do not however know if you actually tried what I suggested which was to clean the contacts on the camera and lens.

Did you do that?

And do you have a second lens that you could try?

Please let me know.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
tied another lense ,same err with no number on my D80

Ok. Would you be able to guesstimate how many shutter actuations on this camera (how many photos it has taken)?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
cleaned the contacts, no autofocus,same message without the lens but shutter and mirror wwork

Would you be able to guesstimate how many shutter actuations on this camera (how many photos it has taken)?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
about 10 years old maybe 5000 to 10000 actuations

So that's not a lot in the big scheme of things.

Can you manually focus the lens and have the camera take a shot?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
manual focus ok but no picture or current display though history displays as well as edit functions work ok

I'm sorry, so in manual focus, the shutter fires but you see no image on the rear LCD after that?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
that's right, also shutter functions do not display
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
flash does not pop up either

You stated that you had reset the camera. I'm not sure how you did that so can you find the two buttons on top that have green dots, and with the camera switched on, press and hold both down together for 5 seconds.

Then give it a try.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
green button reset does nothing

Ok. I'm not sure what it could be then. The ERR message is a 'catch all' message indicating that the camera is faulty. I think your only option is going to be to send it out somewhere. I can recommend a few places but you should understand that a used D80 body goes for about $100-$150.

Where do you live? (nearest town/city).

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I already found one on ebay, thanks for the help, I will be glad to up your rating

Thanks very much. Please let me know if I can help you further.

And please if you can, up the rating since it does go on my permanent record here at Just Answer and I strive to keep a very high average having helped over 17,000 customers.

Good luck.
Steve

Steve G., Engineer
Category: Camera and Video
Satisfied Customers: 17941
Experience: 30 years of photography experience and 10 years of camera repair. Own a D300S, D40 and P7000.
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