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How I fixed a Nikon D80 with "err" Problem

david hilos

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david hilos Registered since 21st Mar 2012
Fri 06-Apr-12 11:14 AM

You have tried cleaning the camera and lens contacts, tried a different lens but still the “err” message keep flashing.

The camera
http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/davidhilos/1-7.jpg
On the background is my DIY parts container :bsmilie:

Remove the screws
http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/davidhilos/2-6.jpg

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/davidhilos/3-4.jpg

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/davidhilos/4-3.jpg


I just realized I still got this Nikon 5700 inside my dry cabinet so I gave the camera some simple exercise

david hilos

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#3. "RE: How I fixed a Nikon D80 with "err" Problem" | In response to Reply # 2

david hilos

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#8. "RE: How I fixed a Nikon D80 with "err" Problem" | In response to Reply # 7

david hilos Registered since 21st Mar 2012
Fri 06-Apr-12 11:23 AM

The gear also serves as a switch to tell the microprocessor the position/status of the mirror and shutter mechanism.
In this camera, there's oil on the switch causing no electrical contact
http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/davidhilos/33.jpg

Here's 2 gears, one is good, one is not so good. Guess which one is not so good and why
http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/davidhilos/34.jpg

buddyro48

Santa Maria, US
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#9. "RE: How I fixed a Nikon D80 with "err" Problem" | In response to Reply # 8

buddyro48 Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Feb 2009
Fri 06-Apr-12 10:26 PM

WOW.........after looking at all those pix, I forgot what you were trying to fix..lol

Good luck getting it back together

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Michael

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david hilos

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#10. "RE: How I fixed a Nikon D80 with "err" Problem" | In response to Reply # 9

david hilos Registered since 21st Mar 2012
Sat 07-Apr-12 02:27 AM

Thanks Michael, the camera is now back in action.

meat

US
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#11. "RE: How I fixed a Nikon D80 with "err" Problem" | In response to Reply # 0

meat Registered since 17th Feb 2012
Sat 07-Apr-12 03:40 PM

I was hoping you were going to say turn this knob and push this button at the same time. That looks like some scary stuff, but it is cool! Thanks for the pictures.

Tony_Jeffree

Manchester, UK
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#12. "RE: How I fixed a Nikon D80 with "err" Problem" | In response to Reply # 8

Tony_Jeffree Registered since 13th Oct 2004
Tue 10-Apr-12 01:35 PM


>Here's 2 gears, one is good, one is not so good. Guess which
>one is not so good and why
>http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/davidhilos/34.jpg

And the answer was...?

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david hilos

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#13. "RE: How I fixed a Nikon D80 with "err" Problem" | In response to Reply # 12

david hilos Registered since 21st Mar 2012
Tue 10-Apr-12 01:57 PM


The one on the left is the good gear

The metal part is held in place by the 2 plastic "rivets".
They missed to heat up and press one of the rivets on the right gear.
Notice the small round thing at the center
I have seen some cases wherein the metal came off due to this problem

Tony_Jeffree

Manchester, UK
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#14. "RE: How I fixed a Nikon D80 with "err" Problem" | In response to Reply # 13

Tony_Jeffree Registered since 13th Oct 2004
Tue 10-Apr-12 02:03 PM

>
>The one on the left is the good gear
>
>The metal part is held in place by the 2 plastic
>"rivets".
>They missed to heat up and press one of the rivets on the
>right gear.
>Notice the small round thing at the center
>I have seen some cases wherein the metal came off due to this
>problem
>
>

OK...that was the only difference I could see.


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Tony

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avchivers

UK
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#15. "RE: How I fixed a Nikon D80 with "err" Problem" | In response to Reply # 7

avchivers Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Feb 2009
Sun 13-Apr-14 03:49 PM

Hi

Thanks for the very informative post.

Several months after converting an old D80 to IR I suddenly got the dreaded "ERR" problem. I've stripped down the camera and found the gear wheel broken! Sourced a new gear from the US (not available in the UK!) and now about to reassemble the lot.

Just the one question, I've read elsewhere that the arrow on the gear wheel should be between the 2 arrows on the black base plate, but there are 2 arrows on the gear wheel! which should I use, or doesn't it matter?

Advice warmly welcomed.

Tony C

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ihchiro

Santo Domingo, DO
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#16. "RE: How I fixed a Nikon D80 with "err" Problem" | In response to Reply # 15

ihchiro Registered since 05th Feb 2014
Sat 02-Aug-14 02:29 AM

Hi,
Where did you get the gear?
Anybody knows where to get one and for how much?
Also, part number information could help a lot.
I got that *$#@%^ err message in my d80.

avchivers

UK
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#17. "RE: How I fixed a Nikon D80 with "err" Problem" | In response to Reply # 16

avchivers Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Feb 2009
Sat 02-Aug-14 07:49 AM

I got the part from here:

http://www.dhcameras.com/

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