Having problems with your Nikon D3000 Digital Camera ?

Nikon d3000 wont take photos, does auto focus only


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Check the memory card, it could be damaged, or the contacts are not clean. If this does not solve the problem get the camera to a Nikon dealer for repairs, as it could be a software problem.
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Nikon d3000 wont take photos, does auto focus only


Check the memory card, it could be damaged, or the contacts are not clean. If this does not solve the problem get the camera to a Nikon dealer for repairs, as it could be a software problem. ... Nikon D3000 Digital Camera

I have a Nikon D40 which is coming upto being two years old. Recently I have noticed that the auto-focus will not work. If I manually focus I can still take photos but when auto is engaged it will not even try to focus and therefore will not allow me to take a photo. I have not made any changes to the settings and therefore I am concerned it is a hardware fault. The lens in question is the standard lens supplied with the camera and is the only lens I have so have been unable to check t


The auto motor and most of the electronics for focusing are located inside the lens on this model and the camera communicates with the body via interface contacts. Try cleaning these first. If you do not get auto focus function back the lens will nee ... Nikon Digital Cameras

Ive got the nikon d40. when i take photos close up they are blurred. there r 2 settings on the focus lense one is letter a one letter m. you have to move switch to indicate one or other. camara wont take photos on letter a it makes a squeeky clicking noise it takes on letter m but they are blurred. this is a recent problem and i cant find manual.


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Sir i have purchased nikon p100 camera from croma stores belapur branch , the problem with the barrel and there were gear noise and on taking photos in dark back ground of moon there were several white balloon type patches on dark (black) part of photos. recently they have given me temporary replacement of displayed camera of their store, and this camera some times show lens error. and auto zoom focus problem is there , some time pressing half shutter button focus works properly and in sev


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I have problem with the AE-L AF-L button in my nikon d3000. The auto focus is not working fine, i need to press the AE-L AF-L button while taking a picture along with holding the shoot button.Or i need to switch to manual mode and manually focus to take pics.


Possible error, ensure the lens in fitted securly.\015\012check the all the electrical contact on the lens and body of the camera are clean\015\012if they are dirty this may effect performance.\015\012\015\012use nikon recomme ... Nikon D3000 Digital Camera

My nikon d40 wont take a photo with the standard lens unless I switch it to manual but when I put the telephoto lens on it works in both auto and manual. How do I get my standard lens to work in auto (the "a" switch on the lens)? It has worked in auto in the past.


Hi,\012\012Sorry to hear about your lens. If you are able to take pictures with a telephoto and any other AF-S lens, then it means that your problem lies with the standard lens. With standard, I assume you mean the kit lens. If you can take pi ... Nikon D40x Digital Camera

Hi, I have a 450D. All of a sudden it will not auto-focus and the focus confirmation light flashes when I try to take a photo. It won't take photos in AF mode, only if i switch to MF. The started happening while taking some photos today. So I hadn't changed anything, was just taking photos and it stopped! Help!


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On my Nikon d80: F - - Flashes at the top of display and camera won't auto focus or take photo. Thought maybe it was due to a weak battery but after a full charge the problem persists. Probably not the most complex problem but am in Europe and don't have my manual!


The "fEE" error indicates that the camera is not communicating with the\015\012lens. The lens may not be attached to the camera properly, or if it has\015\012an aperture ring, it may not be set to f22 (or the highest aperture\015\012number of the len ... Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens

I was using my Nikon D40 at son's baseball game with the 55-200 mm lens & was too close to the fence when zooming since it tapped the fence. Now it makes a squeaky noise when trying to auto focus. It will not take a pic on auto focus but will focus and if I flip the A / M switch on the lens itself over to M it will take a pic.It will take pics fine with the 18 - 55 mm lens. It's nota problem with the Zoom, but with the autofocus. When it attempts to autofocus, it goes thru the extremes of the le


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I have had a nikon D60 for the last 3 years.I normally use the auto setting and for the first 2 years it took beautiful photos almost every time. in the last year or so when i try to take a photo it often displays iso auto r 09 in the bottom right hand corner and won't take the photo and this doesn't appear to depend on lighting. Is there something i can do differently? Should i take the camera for a service? Thanks


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Why does my Nikon D60 while on auto focus or quick shutter speed either not focus and take the pic or focus and not take pics?


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My Nikon D-40x has an auto focus that won't auto focus. Becasue it won't focus, it won't take a picture with the lens set to that mode. One day the camera worked fine. I put it up in the closet for about 5 months while working odd hours. Took it down removed it from the case, charged the battery and it just won't work. It died all on it's own....Replaced the battery, same result.


When you store a unit with a battery even if there is no obvious signs of corrosion at the contacts of the battery terminals doesn't mean that there is none on thecircuit board it'self. if you feel comfotable doing this remove the back cover of camer ... Digital Cameras

My D50 nikon with 18-55 nikon lens takes a beautiful photos in day ligth. but in dark place in auto mode when use automaticaly the pop up flash the photos are very dark (looks like the flash ligth does not effect when I cover the flash glass the photos are looks better.


Use manual shutter speed is 80 n apptur is 5.6 ok... ... Nikon D50 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens

Nikon d40 am having a plobrem with the auto focus and the camera won't take pictures whe on auto settings. if you focus manually and the subject is clear , the camera will operate, but will not operate when the subject is out of focus.


The G series lenses won't work in AF mode on the newer, entry-level Nikons. They require the DX series. ... Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm Lens

Nikon D80 auto focus focus real slow i push shutter 1/2 way release sometimes in area with good light doing a close up subject within 10' you can here motor searching to focus it's inbarasing and then i can't take picture. in auto modeit works fine but in program it those the above.


Ensure camera is not in macro mode.\015\012\015\012\015\012I hope this was useful. ... Nikon D50 Digital Camera

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I have a nikon d40 when im about to take a photo i press the shutter down but it wont take a photo. mostly when im outside in the dark can you help


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Dark photos I am a new Nikon user and have the D80. This is way more camera than I will ever need. I can not take pictures without them being dark not even in the auto mode. This is inside or outside I have two lenses and have switched them and it's still dark. I was able to change the exposer to get them lighter but would think you could take pictures in auto that would be fine.


\015\012Be sure camera is set to the Green auto, not the A (A= aperture priority)\015\012Be sure your white balance is on auto.\015\012Be sure your EV is set to 0\015\ ... Nikon D80 Digital Camera

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Make sure flash is on your flash on cam is sticking. ... Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm Lens

Ive got bought the SLR Nikon d3000,i cant get it to take any photos,its says error no lense attached and it is attached and will only take photos in manuel mode and they turn out black??


If you bought the camera new, return it. ... Nikon D3000 Digital Camera

My D80 suddenly stopped taking photos while I was in Auto mode. I noticed the flash stopped releasing. I've changed lenses, reset the camera's green buttons, switched out the card, reset the clock. It will occasionally take a photo, not necessarily in focus,and the flash will on occasion pop, but I can't figure out what the correct triggers are. Can anyone help? Lens is 18-135mm. Set Lens in in "A" and camera is in "AF"mode. Thanks much.


Hi, Also, try a factory reset found on page 129 of the manual. On the left side of the camera is the terminal cover, inside below the USB connector is the reset switch. If that does not work call Nikon digital 1-800-645-6689. ... Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens

Flash Problem i have an A630 which i assume is quite similar. a couple of weeks ago the flash stopped working, i thought it might've been the batteries but i have since changed the batteries with no improvement. wat happens is when i go to take a photo with the flash on or auto the lightning bolt symbol on the screen just flashes and wont take a photo until i turn the flash off. i took it back to where i got it from but they were no help


Hello!\015\012The flash circuit is failing.Southern Photo Technical Service is a Authorized Service Center for Canon.We do service the camera model you mentioned and the standard cost to Clean, Lube, Repair and Adjust all functions ... Canon PowerShot A620 Digital Camera

My d40x auto focus has stopped working and even though its set for auto focus it wont take a picture it will only on the manual setting


Problem in lens ... Nikon D40x Digital Camera
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