Sat 28-Aug-10 07:14 AM | edited Sat 28-Aug-10 07:19 AM by fixedvince
Hello. I am new to photography and recently received a couple year old nikon d60 from a friend that he didnt use anymore because of this error. what happens is when you try to take a picture it sounds as if it took the picture but then in the viewfinder "Err" comes up and on the screen it says "Error. Press shutter release button again" and it repeats every single time taking a blank black picture of nothing. Is this a diy fixable error or should i just take it into a shop?
thanks for any help or suggestions.
i posted in the d90 section by accident. i dont know what i was thinking.
If it's broken, out of warranty, what could happen? I was less than impressed with the WD40 suggestion. Introducing a volatile chemical inside the camera body seems foolhardy at best. Something is broken and needs to be replaced not just lubed up. I would spend a few bucks and get it actually serviced.
I sure wouldn't do it. I wouldn't even consider it. Clearly someone else thinks it's reasonable, so who am I to argue. They obviously have more experience with this particular fault than I do.
However, having been around cameras and mechanical things for a good part of my life, I know that messing around inside without the tools and understanding often result in making things much worse. As an example, if you're using WD40, how would you assure yourself that the WD40 is going only in the places that you're intending it to go? I could see it (maybe) if you were applying it with a pin, but most wouldn't do that with WD40. Some examples of what might go wrong: overspray of the lubricant might work its way onto the shutter blades. (Do you know what avenues might be open to the shutter from the part you're opening up?) If it gets to the shutter blades, you are almost guaranteed to get it onto the sensor eventually, and you sure won't be getting that off with a rocket blower.
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No! It sounds like a good way to increase the cost of a repair by causing additional damage. If you are willing to toss the camera in a dumpster if it doesn't work, go ahead and try it. If not, send the camera to a Nikon Authorized Repair Center and get an estimate. Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!