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Shutter release I just purchased this camera and while I was taking a photo indoors I pressed the upflash button and eversince then every single button I press on the camera (including the off switch) sets off the shutter release. In addition to this problem I can no longer see though the view finder unless I am pressing the shutter release button and then I can momentarily see through the viewfinder. I have noticed that if I press the shutter release button, it does not allow autofocus and it a


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Shutter release I just purchased this camera and while I was taking a photo indoors I pressed the upflash button and eversince then every single button I press on the camera (including the off switch) sets off the shutter release. In addition to this problem I can no longer see though the view finder unless I am pressing the shutter release button and then I can momentarily see through the viewfinder. I have noticed that if I press the shutter release button, it does not allow autofocus and it a


Take it back to the shop ... Pentax *ist DS Digital Camera

I'm having trouble getting the self timer to work to self portraits. I'm following the manual instructions by pressing the shutter-release button partway to focus then pressing the button all the way down to start the count down. I don't see the count down lamp flashing. The camera takes the picture right away.


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The mirror dosent flip up when i press the shutter release button. it only happened once in a while but it happenes constantly now ( 300 pics later). ive tried removing and replacing battery. fresh battery. remove lense. i get no error reading. when i shake the camera i can hear something moving inside. if i smack the bottom of the camera it will work for a picture or two and then nothing. i dont beat my camera regularly but did it just to see if it would jar whatever is loose back in place. th


Hello.Something might be broken inside your camera. Does it have optical zoom function? What is the brand and model of your camera? ... Digital Cameras

My camera is Nikon coolpix L6 When I press the shutter-release button halfway, the camera focuses of the subject. But the Troubleshooting is when I press the shutter release button the rest of the way down to take the picture. The camera start to focuses again for a time then the picture recorded after the subject has moved away.


You need to go into settings and change ur shutter settings to a quicker release. also dont hold down the button just press it real fast ... Nikon Digital Cameras

Hi,If i press shutter release button there is no responce at all. If i press and hold down the AE/AF Lock button, then press shutter release, camera responds normally with focus and flash indicator lamps and shutter release when fully depressed. Can you please advise? Best regards john.


When you press the shutter release, do you press it half-way and give the camera time to lock in the focus before pressing the rest of the way? ... Nikon Coolpix 5700 Digital Camera

Nikon d40 i"ve a nikon d40 camera when tryed the shutter release button it shows error press shutter release button and try again The same problem, Err: Press shutter release button again.


Take the lens off and continue pressing the shutter untill it doesn't react anymore, you should then have a normal menu without the error message.Put your lens on and you're all sorted.Cheaper and less hassle than sending it to Nikon.olly ... Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm Lens

What is H3D II camera reset sequence? Problem: The shutter button either does not work at all or sometimes release the shutter at half press (if camera focussed by separate custom button). Remote shutter release still works.


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Nikon Coolpix L14 digital camera was dropped recently. Since then, when flash mode is set to AUTO, shutter-release button must be pressed several times to take a picture. If flash mode is OFF, shutter-release button takes a picture the first time pressed.


There is some misalignment within the camera that occurred while it fell. The possibility can be the trigger to the flash which was set off , there can be a crack on the electronic board, a possible switch issue of the flash trigger or a ... Digital Cameras

My d5000 fell on the floor and the filter glass of the lens broke. i tried taking pictures to see if it's still working but the view from the viewfinder is darker than usual and it would not take pics even if i press the shutter release button. should broken filter glass prevent taking pictures or does this mean there is another damage to the camera apart from the broken filter glass?


The filter should have nothing to do with the images recorded on camera (I assume it's an UV- or skylight filter).I'd say there's some more serious damage to your camera and you should take it to an authorized dealer repair shop. ... Nikon D5000 Digital Camera

I have a D80 since 2 years and since last 1 week have been getting the 'Err' message. Initially, after referring to the manual & pressing the shutter release button, the camera responded only ONCE. i.e. the 'Err' message disappeared and the pics were SEEN on the screen (which means the shutter was working). Now, even that has stopped. I'm not able to click any pictures (although the mirror moves) and certain specific menus & other buttons on the body dont work. Now on pressing the shutter re


Hi sandeepbhat2, On page 129 of the D80 manual is the factory reset switch. Look on the left side of the camera there is the terminal cover, inside below the USB connector is a small reset button. Give that a try. If still it does not work you should ... Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens

My camera hasn't been used for over a year or two now and the reason being is that when you press the shutter release button ...it makes the sound for half press but no matter how hard you press the button the picture is unable to be taken...What's the matter?? Is there any idea how much it would cost to repair or rather get a new camera??


So the camera is at least two years old- that means it will cost more to repair than it would to buy a better new camera. Prices have been falling and specs rising dramatically, so don't throw money at this old camera. Sell it (as faulty) on eBay, an ... Fuji FinePix F20 Digital Camera

My Nikon D40X shows an Error for the shutter release. It says "Error. Press shutter release button again." When I push it again, it keeps giving me the same error. Is there a way to fix it without sending it to a camera repair shop? I tried taking out battery and resetting camera, and no luck. Any advice would be appreciated!


Hello. I have the D40X myself and I have had success by going into the menu and locating the reset button. What this does is return the camera to the settings that it had the day it came out of the box. Joe ... Nikon D40x Digital Camera

Ive a nikon d40 camera when tryed the shutter release button it shows error press shutter release button and try again. i can not take any pictures. I've never had this problem before.


I found the fix for this Nikon Shutter problem and posted it on my blog.http://jacko0.wordpress.com/2009/10/13/d40x-underside/ ... Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm Lens

Nikon d40 i"ve a nikon d40 camera when tryed the shutter release button it shows error press shutter release button and try again


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Shutter on my E500 won't release. Camera boots up fine. Will auto focus fine but as soon as the release button is fully pressed the shutter will not release and at that point everything freezes up


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This is a recently purchased camera that was working beautifully until recently. It just stopped taking pictures; when the shutter release is pressed, nothing happens. The only clue I have to what is happening came when I pressed the Quick View button and got a No Card message. I changed the CF card to one I took from my Canon Rebel XT and that I knew was working fine - again the message No Card when the QV button was pressed. Does that help at all in defining the problem? Any ideas what the pro


Hi!! :\015\012You can try this, start the camera without the CF in SETUP mode, once you're in... insert the card and format it!!!. It worked for me..... ... Konica Minolta DiMAGE 7 Digital Camera

Camera shuts down after shutter button is pressed. It shuts down halfway through the shutter operation. Everything else works fine-reviewing pictures, settings in menu, focusing, exposure settings etc. The camera focuses ok when the shutter button is half pressed then when you press the shutter button fully, the mirror goes up, shutter appears to open then the camera shuts down with no power. Only way to get mirror etc back to normal is to remove the battery and refit. When camera is turned b


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To adjust the focus on the camera you are suppose to press the shutter button halfway down and it will lock your focus in and then press the shutter button again and take the picture. It was working fine and the next time I turned my camera on this option would not work. I try the press the shutter button down halfway the it does nothing. All I can do now it press it all the way to take the picture. I have an Olympus E-420 digital SLR camera.


Hello sir!!\015\012\015\012first try to give it a soft reset.\015\012\015\012to perform it use the settings/restore/ok\015\012\015\012if its not solving ur prob tell me so i can help u further i am a professional ... Digital Cameras

Canon Squeal I recently bought a Canon A1 35mm film camera off eBay. The outside is in amazing condition but the seller did not use the camera for a very long time so it had not been lubricated. I put a new battery in it and pressed the shutter release button and heard a squeal and the shutter was staying open way too long. I'm not experienced enough to trust lubricating it myself and wanted to know if you did this in your store and if you could give me an estimate on how much it would cost. I'm


This is common on the A series Canon cameras. It's a flywheel governor on the side of the mirror box that needs to be lubricated. We do that for $48. Let us know if we can help.\015\012\015\012Crystal Camera Repair\015\012Ashevil ... Digital Cameras

I have a Nikon D80 with an 18-135mmNikkor lens.  It's about two months old.   Yesterday I was outside, on a snowy day,and a couple of times, I pressed the shutter release button and it would not take a picture.  I turned it on and off a couple of times, and my son looked at it and "pressed a couple of buttons", and then it worked.  This happened about three times.  I  wondered if it was because the camera was cold.  However, it was a beautiful wintery day - about 30 degrees.     Tonight, my nie


I suggest pointing the camera to an image which has more contrast as opposed to pointing it into a clear blue sky which has no clouds at all. the AF might have some trouble looking for cue to focus. go manual focusing and see the difference. ... Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens

I have a minolta maxxum 7000 camera that will not trigger (snap the shutter.I've tryed 3 other lenses but it does the same with different lenses.It will auto focus when the shutter release button is pressed half way as it should and the specs show in the display area through the eye view.But when the shutter is pressed all the way down nothing happens.All the specs go away too(iso,f stop,film count etc).Any ideas?


Could also be minor corrosion in the battery compartment, that won't let the shutter current pass. I had that problem once. ... Digital Cameras

Ricoh One Take Zoom 105 With a new battery, when the shutter release button is pressed, the camera gives a split second buzz. No movement from the camera. Each press makes the buzz repeat without any action.????


Hi there,it seems that you have a faulty camera.. this could be mechanical problem & thats why the camera lens doesnt retract, try to take out the battery & tap the buttom part of the camera.if this doesnt solve the is ... Ricoh Digital Cameras

White Screen Upon startup lens emerges but when screen appears it is white whereas it normally displays whatever the lens sees. When the shutter button is pressed the camera will focus and take a white picture which can be deleted. The camera does not flash although flash is set to automatic and photo taken in a dark room. Camera flashes (weakly) with flash set to manual on. Lens is unobstructed and appears to be perfectly normal. Camera was not dropped. Batteries have been changed.


\015\012Upon startup lens emerges but when screen appears it is white whereas it normally displays whatever the lens sees. When the shutter button is pressed the camera will focus and take a white pictur ... Pentax Optio E10 Digital Camera

In anything but full automatic, the shutter opens but won't close unless I press the shudder release button again


Is sounds like you have the shutter set on bulb.. try changing the shutter speed and see if this helps.... ... Canon Digital Cameras

Left hand buttons don't work. They act like a half-pressed shutter button. IE: they focus and usually pop the flash. The camera takes pics fine, the two button reset and the tiny pinhole reset on the side don't see to fix anything.


You did what I would suggest to do the resets. I realize this is an old question, 1 year ago, but, if you have not found a solution my suggestion is to contact Nikon. The D80 is a fine camera. ... Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-200mm Lens
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