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D50 display showing Err - total failure of camara

bassrils

NL
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bassrils Registered since 05th Aug 2011
Fri 05-Aug-11 01:52 PM

Hello there,

my D50 displays "Err" and has stopped functioning. I took out the battery, reset the camera with the little button on bottom of the camara, but i can't get it to work properly. The shutter releases, but no image is stored, no changes can be made to any settings.

Before sending it in to NIKON, I would like to try to re-install the firmware. But on the nikon site there are no updates (or first issues) to be found. Anybody can help?

gkaiseril

Chicago, US
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#1. "RE: D50 display showing Err - total failure of camera" | In response to Reply # 0

gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005
Fri 05-Aug-11 02:08 PM

I is probably not a firmware issue, but some major component has failed.

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blw

Richmond, US
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#2. "RE: D50 display showing Err - total failure of camera" | In response to Reply # 1

blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004
Fri 05-Aug-11 04:32 PM

Indeed, probably the shutter...

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MEMcD

US
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#3. "RE: D50 display showing Err - total failure of camara" | In response to Reply # 0

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Sun 07-Aug-11 11:53 PM

Hi Cyril,

Welcome to Nikonians!
Sorry to hear of your problem.
Sounds like your only option is to send the camera to Nikon Service or a Nikon Authorized Service Station for an estimate.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

petie3

US
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#4. "RE: D50 display showing Err - total failure of camara" | In response to Reply # 3

petie3 Registered since 30th Jan 2011
Thu 17-May-12 08:17 PM

First do the complete reset, remove battery, change SD cards and try again.

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petie3

US
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#5. "RE: D50 display showing Err - total failure of camara" | In response to Reply # 4

petie3 Registered since 30th Jan 2011
Sun 22-Jul-12 04:47 PM

There is a Utube show on freeing up the shutter cogwheels by removing the baseplate and using some sort of lube (not WD40). This may work as a stuck shutter will show up as camera failure and show that message. Good luck.

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