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

Display says ERR and when taking a picture the camera stops half way through the exposure producing the bottom half of the photo only. Can I fix this ?

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This message refers to ' ERR = Aperture Ring Not Lock '.This is not a DIY and requires a professional to have a look at it.

There\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012 are a number of things you can try:

1. Ensure batteries are \015\012fully charged

2. Look carefully between the lens and the camera \015\012body for any sand or other dirt etc

3. Try turning the camera \015\012with the lens facing down and shake to dislodge anything stuck

4.\015\012 Try removing batteries and memory card, wait 2 minutes and refit

\015\012 If no luck then we have to try some things that could possibly \015\012result in damaging your camera so should only be tried if happy to take \015\012that risk...

5. Try thumping the camera into your other \015\012hand, by thumping into your hand you are trying to jar the mechanism \015\012loose, by using your hand you will hopefully not do it too hard or it \015\012will hurt. You may need to do this a dozen or so times in different \015\012places to work. I have found the flat of the camera bottom into the flat\015\012 of your hand best..

6. If the lens is stuck in the out position \015\012then remove the batteries and try twisting the lens first one way then \015\012the other, do not apply excessive force when doing this or you can break\015\012 gears, you are trying to reposition not force... Likewise if the lens \015\012looks like it is crooked you can try pushing it back into position. This\015\012 has a higher chance of doing more harm than the thump so please be \015\012careful...

7. Dismantle the camera, not for the faint hearted, \015\012you need to dismantle the lens assembly into the main body of the camera

There is a blog where few other techniques are mentioned :-


Note - The above mentioned blog is a GENERIC one.

Good Luck!!

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