Ouch! According to the user manual you should "Press the shutter-release button again. If error persists consult with Nikon-authorized service representative". It fails to complete the sentence by saying "and wave goodbye to your life's savings"
Did you have the shutter speed set to "bulb" by any chance - maybe for cleaning, or something? I ask because if you did then the camera would be waiting for you to press the shutter release a second time to release the mirror back to its normal position. What do you see when you look through the viewfinder? What do you see if you remove the lens and look inside?
Thu 27-Nov-08 01:28 AM | edited Thu 27-Nov-08 01:31 AM by tiderman998
I contacted Nikon Service and after a few quick steps the tech said you must send into Nikon Service. He emailed me a conformation link and the Mellville, N.Y. address.
Just a few minutes ago I came back to this forum and read the responses and fiddleed with the camera some more. The mirror was in the down position (like it should be).
I put the camera in "Menu" mode and tried a two button reset because I noticed that in "Menu" mode the Error Msg. went away. I put the camera to my eye and saw the right half of the center AF spot light-up! I pressed shutter fully and a photo was captured!!!
It seems to be working fine!!! I don't have to ship it off!!
I am going to give it away tommorow though. It is a sweet little kit I've made up for Noel, my ex's son. 18-55mm, and 55-200mm non-VR lenses, two Nikon batteries, 4 GB SDHC card in a brand new smallish Lowepro camera bag.
Noel is a creative college freshman, he is already a computer wiz. I know if I was him at 19 years old I would love it!
Thanks to all the repliers. You kept me motivated to figure out what was up with my 15,000 actuation D40.