Have had my D5100 for two months,. When I depress the shutter button now, I get a Message “Error. Press shutter release button again.” The normal “k-chunk” sound is replaced by a short “click-click” . What can this be?
The D5100 has been on parts hold for warranty repairs since November 9. I see from press reports that their factory in Thailand was destroyed by flooding and will not be in full production until the end of March. Nikon has not responded to any of my queries, other than the usual “Your question has been received. You should expect a response from us within 24 hours.” I bought a Sony Alpha 55 to take on an upcoming cruise. When I get the D5100 this spring, I’ll compare the two then keep the one I like better.
Sorry to hear what you have been going through. When it rains it pours! Hopefully the parts will arrive and Nikon Service will get your camera up and running again. Thanks for keeping us informed. Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
That thought occurred to me. I noticed a couple weeks ago that both a major photo mail order house and local vendors were out of stock; this week the local vendor has them. I would have accepted a refurb (with warranty).
Surprise; UPS delivered my camera today. Repairs made were RPR Reflex mirror, adj autofocus, adj mirror angle, ckd shutter release, cln ccd, firmware upgrade, general check and clean. Have taken a fews pics, seems OK. Will do more testing and post here again.
Well, it has been a week or so and the D5100 seems to be working OK. Took the A55 back to the store for a refund. This will be my last post here unless something bizarre happens. This is a great forum; everyone seems to be well mannered and helpful.
The latest firmware for the D5100 is version 1.01. If your camera doesn't have the latest version, you can go to Nikons website and find the firmware and the instructions to install it under Service and Support. Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!