Having problems with your Nikon D3100 Digital Camera ?

The self-timer on brand new my Nikon D3100 isn't working. It takes 30 seconds (not 10 or 2 like it should) to try and take the picture, but the lens just closes, never opens till I click on the sh


\015 Just to be clear, after the timer counts down 30 seconds, the camera clicks once and the lens closes. It will not open until I pull the LV lever. Also the self-time just keeps recounting and closing the lens without me even pressing the shutter button.\015

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Do you have it set to bulb, it maybe haunted. just kidding.
\012Go to menu then Timers? AE lock and set your self timer number of shots the camera can run by itself but you have to set it
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