Having problems with your Nikon D80 Body Only Digital Camera ?

Nikon d80 can't take pictures

\015 I removed the memory card to download pictures to my PC - now I can view pictures on my camera but I cannot take pictures - is there a setting that's not right? do I need a new card? any help appreciated.\015

Answers :

Be sure you don't have the SD card loked (look at the tab on the SD card itself). You may be seeing CHA or something similar in the viewfiner too.
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