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voteskynyrd

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voteskynyrd Registered since 07th May 2010
Fri 07-May-10 03:02 PM

Hello everyone, I am new here and tried to search for the
answer but can not find exactly what I am looking for. I have
a D5000 that I purchased for my wife at Christmas, it has
barely been out of the bag until I went to shoot the other
day.


Here is the problem:

When i shoot a picture all that pops up on the screen is
"FOLDER CONTAINS NO IMAGES"

also the view finder will not work. I can see all of the spec
info, just not the "live" shot.

I have checked my serial number against the "recall"
and it tells me my product is not affected.

Any help will be much appreciated!

Thanks for your time, 
Kevin

MEMcD

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#1. "RE: Problem with D5000" | In response to Reply # 0

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Fri 07-May-10 04:06 PM

Hi Kevin,

Welcome to Nikonians!

>Here is the problem:
>
>When i shoot a picture all that pops up on the screen is
>"FOLDER CONTAINS NO IMAGES"

Is there an SD memory card in the camera?
Did you format the card in the camera after inserting it?
Is the memory card in the camera locked (write protection)?
See pages 22-24 in the D5000 Users Manual.

>also the view finder will not work. I can see all of the spec
>info, just not the "live" shot.

The D5000 is not a P & S camera.
The default is to use the optical viewfinder.
To use Live View you must turn it on.
Press the Lv button on the back of the camera above the Multi-Selector.
See pages 42-48 of the D5000 Users Manual.
Using the optical viewfinder will help produce better images once you get used to it. A DLSR is larger and weighs significantly more than a P & S camera and is much harder to hold steady out in front of you.
You might find this article on Developing a Proper Handholding Technique helpful.
Here is a series of Articles that you might find helpful getting you up and running with your new D5000.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

voteskynyrd

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#2. "RE: Problem with D5000" | In response to Reply # 1

voteskynyrd Registered since 07th May 2010
Fri 07-May-10 04:32 PM

I rarely use the live view anyways. But my main problem is that no pictures register when I press the button.

it either goes to the menu screen or "folder contains no images" pops up.

I am aware that you have to press the LV button on the camera.

Thanks for your reply.

blw

Richmond, US
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#3. "RE: Problem with D5000" | In response to Reply # 2

blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004
Fri 07-May-10 05:54 PM

I don't have one of these but I think the problem is that your card was not formatted. Format it and you'll likely eliminate the message. I'm pretty sure that it says something different if you have no card installed at all. (Unless you've unset the option that precludes releasing the shutter if there's no card - that's usually used for camera store demos.)

_____
Brian... a bicoastal Nikonian and Team Member

My gallery is online. Comments and critique welcomed any time!

slothead

Frederick, US
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#4. "RE: Problem with D5000" | In response to Reply # 3

slothead Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 12th Aug 2009
Mon 10-May-10 11:21 PM

If there is no memory card in the camera and you attempt to take a picture, it displays what you attempted to shoot and says "demo" on a little red rectangle in the upper left-hand corner and a diagonal across the image of an SD card. I can't explain the OP's observation.

Tom
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D800, D750, and a handful of lenses.

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