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Caroleen

Carthage, US
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Caroleen Registered since 10th Dec 2007
Fri 28-Sep-12 02:39 AM

Has anyone had the problem of taking a picture and in the left hand corner a little red box comes up saying "Demo". At the same time the memory card display says "E" as if there is not a memory card in the slot. Just wandering because I have a time that I can take the camera back if there is something wrong with it.

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km6xz

St Petersburg, RU
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#1. "RE: "Demo"" | In response to Reply # 0

km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009
Fri 28-Sep-12 12:53 AM

The DEMO is displayed when taking a photo but the camera thinks there is no memory card, as in the case in a store where there is no card but you can take photos that are stored in RAM temporarily.
The two symptoms suggest an intermittent or defective card. Try removing it and reinserting it a couple time to see if the "ERR" goes away, if it does, reformat the card. Try another card to make sure the problem is not in the camera and is limited to the card. Be sure to use the internal camera Format function, not your computer t format the card.
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dm1dave

Lowden, US
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#2. "RE: "Demo"" | In response to Reply # 0

dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006
Fri 28-Sep-12 01:02 AM

Hi Carol,

Either there is no card in the camera or the camera is unable to read the memory card.

Try to format the card in the camera (page 236 in the manual.)

If you cannot format the card in the camera put it in a card reader and try formatting it with your computer. If the computer can format the card then try it again in the camera.

If the card reads on the computer but you still cannot get it to work in the camera then you should try another card.

If you cannot get any cards to work in the camera then you probably need to take it back and exchange it for another.

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Caroleen

Carthage, US
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#3. "RE: "Demo"" | In response to Reply # 2

Caroleen Registered since 10th Dec 2007
Fri 28-Sep-12 02:08 AM

Actually the camera will take 20 or so pictures and then all of a sudden on one image the "Demo" button will come up. I take out the memory card and re-insert it and the "E" goes off and the "Demo" button also. I was just wandering if this was the camera's doing or the memory card. If its the camera then I need to take the camera back and exchange it.

Thanks for everyones input. Always appreciated.

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PerroneFord

Tallahassee, US
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#4. "RE: "Demo"" | In response to Reply # 3

PerroneFord Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2011
Fri 28-Sep-12 03:26 AM

What kind of card. Post the exact name and size from the card here.

>Actually the camera will take 20 or so pictures and then all
>of a sudden on one image the "Demo" button will come
>up. I take out the memory card and re-insert it and the
>"E" goes off and the "Demo" button also.
>I was just wandering if this was the camera's doing or the
>memory card. If its the camera then I need to take the camera
>back and exchange it.
>
>Thanks for everyones input. Always appreciated.

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dm1dave

Lowden, US
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#5. "RE: "Demo"" | In response to Reply # 3

dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006
Fri 28-Sep-12 12:56 PM

I would try a new card to see if it does the same thing.

You could have a memory card that has some bad sectors or is about to fail.

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meadowlark

Springfield, US
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#6. "RE: "Demo"" | In response to Reply # 0

meadowlark Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006
Fri 28-Sep-12 11:12 PM

Check page 234 in the User Manual, f8:Slot Empty Release Lock.

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Caroleen

Carthage, US
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#7. "RE: "Demo"" | In response to Reply # 6

Caroleen Registered since 10th Dec 2007
Fri 28-Sep-12 11:40 PM

Thank you Meadowlark, I checked it out and changed the setting so we'll see what happens now. I had looked in the manual and couldn't find anything about it.

I appreciate it.
Caroleen

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