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

Nikon d90 - can't take the picture

\015 I love my new Nikon D90 and had taken great pictures with it (it works well), but:\015\012\015\0121) - sometimes, while the camera is set on AUTO mode, i can't take a picture. the system does not autofocus. it happens most of the time when i need to take a picture very quickly. \015\012I get on the lower part of the screen F- - and on its right side {r13}. what is this r 13? what am i doing wrong? how can solve the issue.\015\012and press on the "shutter" /button to take the pixcture but nothing happens other than this r13 blinking.\015\012\015\0122) Where can I get an extended detailed list of troubleshooting (with answers) to my Nikon D90?\015\012\015\0123) will i be able to use the old Nikon zoom that are 15 years old? on my new D90? \015\012\015\012Thanks\015\012\015\012Ben\015

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You just found the Nikon D90 F-- error message solution!\015\012
\015\012I had the same problem with the Nikon d90 F-- error message which drove me nuts! \015\012
I called Nikon, they walked me through a lengthy reset procedure which didn't work. After spending a few hours researching online, I found the answer.\015\012
\015\012It is not the memory card or nor a defective camera body. The lens does not need to be rechipped. \015\012
\015\012The F-- error means the camera is unable to communicate with the lens and is caused by a poor connection between the ground contact pin on the lens and the metal mounting ring on the camera. Most people buy the camera, install the lens once and then encounter the error. This one time lens installaiton does not give the contact point a chance to seat itself properly. You will find that if you hold down the lens release button and twist the lens as if to remove and reinstall the lens about 10 times that the problem will disappear. You don't even have to actually pull the lens away from the body, just press the release button and twist on and off and allow the friction to provide a better electrical contact. \015\012
\015\012Too bad Nikon doesn't tell their customers about this simple fix. Other than that, great camera. Good luck.
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I had this same problem with mine for weeks after I got it and it was driving me insane! Then, a friend said that the lens might not be on properly so I removed the lens and re-attached it- and voila, problem solved! I had the same issue where the info panel said F-- and depressing the button did nothing. So, I'd suggest looking at your lens, detach it, make sure there is no dirt or anything where it attaches and re-attaching it very carefully. I hope this helps!!!
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