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MeanWoman Registered since 19th Sep 2012Wed 19-Sep-12 02:08 AM
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"Newbie Question - Shutter Release Disabled"


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Hi.. new to Nikon & DSLR & this forum.. sorry for this very newbie question but I'm pretty paranoid since I'm such a newbie to DSLRs, and I'm not sure wheather this is a normal error message.

My D3100 displays the message "Shutter Released Disabled. Recharge Battery.", however.. I've only been using it for maybe 40-50 shots and 3-5 mins of video.. is this normal for the original battery?

I've only had the camera for about 2-3 days and charged it fully once..but I don't want to wait till after my refund period is up if there is something faulty with the camera/battery.

I'm hoping to get some insight from all of you experienced users..
Thanks in advance, any help is much appreciated!

Regards,

MW

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Wed 19-Sep-12 03:22 AM
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Hi _____,

Welcome to Nikonians!
Congratulations on your new D3100.

Camera batteries need several charge and discharge cycles before they reach maximum capacity.

Were you using Live View to capture the 40-50 images?
The reason I ask, is Live View drinks batteries.

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cwils02 Gold Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2012Thu 20-Sep-12 03:45 AM
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Mean,

I don't have any experience with a D3100; However, I would do what the error message says, and recharge the battery. Then continue to use the camera, and see if it happens again. You should probably try to see if the camera is faulty first, but I recommend always having a backup battery.

Hopefully, others will be familiar with this particular problem.

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Covey22 Moderator Expert in various fields including aviation photography Awarded for his contributions to the Resources and The Nikonian eZine Charter MemberThu 20-Sep-12 02:42 PM
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Battery doesn't sound like it's fully holding the charge. I always buy at least one spare for each of my cameras (for the power hungry ones I'll get two). Get a good battery, confirm it's not the camera or the charger that's the problem.

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John Bertotti Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Jul 2012Thu 20-Sep-12 03:39 PM
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My D3200 documentation said you can permanently damage the battery if you discharge it to far. When the battery is to low my camera shutter is disabled as well, the way it was designed. I can only guess that yours is the same.

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MeanWoman Registered since 19th Sep 2012Thu 20-Sep-12 03:57 PM
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CA
          

Thanks for all of your helpful responses.

The battery is the original genuine battery that came with the purchase, so I'm hoping it's because I haven't gone through a few charge/discharge cycles.

I'm glad to hear that the D3200 has a feature that disables the shutter to prevent battery damage - at least I know it's probably not a defective camera as I can't imagine the D3100 would be that far off from D3200...

Hopefully in a few days I'm able to see improvement in the charge of the battery...

Thanks again!! I'm not as anxious anymore

MW

  

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