Having problems with your Nikon D90 Digital Camera with 18-105mm lens ?

I'm a new user of the D90 (and digital in general), and on my first major trip with it I had problem with the shutter not working. I would take some images, put the camera down without turning it off and move on to the next spot. At the second stop the camera would not work. I'd turn it off, remove the battery, run the lens in and out and eventually it would work again. The message I got was F--, which said that the lens was not installed properly. However the lens was never removed. What's


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George,

Since you didn't say if this was a "new camera & lens" or if it was a "new to you" camera and lens, or which *exact* lens you have, there are a couple of ways this can work.

Nikon lists the following remedy for error code "F--" :

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The F-- error message is indicating the camera and\015\012lens are not communicating. Either the lens is not designed with\015\012electronic contacts, or maybe the lens is not connected fully and\015\012clicked in to place. Make sure if the lens is a CPU lens, that it is\015\012completely connected onto the cameras bayonet lens mount. You will hear\015\012a "click" when the lens is locked in place.
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The above info was obtained from:

http://support.nikontech.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2605/session/L3NpZC9WOFJNTy1Kag%3D%3D/kw/lens%20not%20installed%20properly/p/19%2C544/c/184/r_id/116678/sno/3


If the lens has the electrical contacts to communicate with the camera: Try removing & reinstalling the lens. Twist the lens until the dot on the lens is aligned with the dot on the camera body to remove the lens. Reverse the procedure to install on the camera body. Gently twist the lens until it stops and is fully engaged in the camera opening.

When the lens is off, try to keep the camera opening faced downward to limit the amount of dust and dirt that can enter the body and collect of the sensor. Likewise, protect the exposed lens with the supplied cover - but carefully inspect the contacts on the edge of the lens for dirt etc. that may be interfering with the correct operation of the lens, before covering. The same inspection should be done on the camera body's mating surfaces.

If the trouble persists, bring the camera to a reputable shop or contact Nikon Support below for warranty or factory help based on your location, below:

http://imaging.nikon.com/products/imaging/support/index.htm
I had a similar problem with my D90 and tried all the "fixes". Cleaned lens contacts (18 - 105mm), camera contacts, battery contacts in the camera as well as the battery. Still got that F--- code. I found gently tapping the side of the camera would get it working again so I took it into Nikon for service. They replaced the aperture control module. No faults found with the lens or lens control. maybe there is an internal problem with this model? I just got it back, but haven't used it much yet.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Nikon D90 Digital Camera with 18-105mm lens

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