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  1. #11
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    Re: Can't access menu

    Sounds like the FN button is set for depth of field preview. It can be changed if you don't use that function.

    If you decide to start all over, there is a reset option for both the shooting menu and custom settings in each menu. It is the second thing listed for each menu. That will take care of the things the 2 button reset won't.

    Good luck.


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  2. #12
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    Re: Can't access menu

    Very frustrating. It seems that the FN button thinks it's permanently pressed. Perhaps I did change the settings somehow on the Menu F10 but now I have no access to the menu to change it back? My nearest camera repair shop is 250km awa in Lisbon. Any ideas will be tried even though that may be what got me into this in the 1st place. It was fine before.

  3. #13
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    Re: Can't access menu

    Here is a Nikon link on resetting the body. The video shows the camera is on. Hold the two green buttons down until the control panel (top screen on the body) blinks. Then let go of the two buttons, and the reset is done.

    https://www.nikonusa.com/en/learn-an...r-cameras.html

    The only other thing I can think of is to try these directions @Peter7100 posted over in this thread. https://nikonites.com/photography-q-...#axzz6yiAhrDqc

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter7100 View Post
    Not sure if this is relevant to this make/model, but on Canon body, I was able to reset things by doing the following: 1. Switch off, 2. remove battery and card 3. switch on 4. Hold down the shutter for at least 15 seconds 5. switch off 6. re-instal battery and card 7. switch on and keep your fingers crossed.
    It worked for me and cleared unusual issues I was having with it.
    This was apparently a suggestion from a technician in one of their factories and was not widely known in the public domain. It makes you wonder if this is what they do when people send their cameras in for a repair costing a fortune
    I did this myself on my first D7200, and it worked like a charm. If you read through that other thread I linked above, it worked for some of us when we were experiencing a variety of issues.

    Other than that, all I can suggest is if you are in any local social media photography groups, ask if there is a Nikon shooter who'd be willing to look at the camera and see if they can come up with what's wrong.
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  4. #14
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    Re: Can't access menu

    I guess I am a little confused. The menu button is not working? Do the other buttons wake up the back screen?

    Does the info button work on the back of the camera? If so, that gets you to the quick settings screen, which is a short-cut to selected settings in the menu. If the buttons have a mind of their own because the electronics are shot, then it may not be worth repairing if it can be repaired even. Anyway, give this a shot and see if you can get into the menus to make changes.
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    Sigma 150-600mm DG Contemporary, Sigma 50-150mm f2.8, Tamron 28-75mm f2.8,
    Nikkor Nifty-Fifty.
    2 crapola tripods with 2 equally crappy heads. (Working on it

  5. #15
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    Re: Can't access menu

    What is the Fn button doing to make it seem like it is still depressed? Has it closed down the lens aperture and is stuck in that position?
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    D500 (DOB 05/26/17), D300, D80, SB-800. RIP-D100
    Sigma 150-600mm DG Contemporary, Sigma 50-150mm f2.8, Tamron 28-75mm f2.8,
    Nikkor Nifty-Fifty.
    2 crapola tripods with 2 equally crappy heads. (Working on it

  6. #16
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    Re: Can't access menu

    Quote Originally Posted by Mitchy View Post
    Very frustrating. It seems that the FN button thinks it's permanently pressed. Perhaps I did change the settings somehow on the Menu F10 but now I have no access to the menu to change it back? My nearest camera repair shop is 250km awa in Lisbon. Any ideas will be tried even though that may be what got me into this in the 1st place. It was fine before.
    Can you find the video again and just reverse the steps that you followed while you were watching it? Give that a try, pause it if you have to while reversing your trail.

    Good luck,

  7. #17
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    Re: Can't access menu

    You might be caught in the bracketing mode. Check your menu and just make sure you're not in either a flash or exposure bracketing mode. Maybe you are touching the bracketing menu button or it could be stuck in the on position...
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  8. #18
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    Re: Can't access menu

    This does look like the bracketing menu mode. OF means that the bracketing is off, 0 frames bracketing, when you turn the wheel, it goes to 3 frames bracketing. Find yourself a D700 user manual on line and just reset the bracketing menu. If I remember correctly, (it's been a long time without the D700) the function button was factory set to activate the bracketing mode.
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  9. #19
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    Re: Can't access menu

    Quote Originally Posted by Marcel View Post
    This does look like the bracketing menu mode. OF means that the bracketing is off, 0 frames bracketing, when you turn the wheel, it goes to 3 frames bracketing. Find yourself a D700 user manual on line and just reset the bracketing menu. If I remember correctly, (it's been a long time without the D700) the function button was factory set to activate the bracketing mode.
    Here you go!

    https://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.c...s/15/D700.html
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  10. #20
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    Re: Can't access menu

    OK so I'm a muppet. I took the camera to town today and met a photographer (by chance) who looked at it and said "This buttons stuck down" He then pried it up a bit and Hey Presto - back to normal. The FN button was stuck on (and currently stays on when pressed) and was only offset when I pressed the "Depth of field preview" button (which I've been mistakenly describing as the FN button in previous posts). I also found a camera repair shop only 80km away and have a lift there next week to get it cleaned and pimped. Yay ! Thank you all for your time and suggestions, I'll be back with pictures soon. Much love. x
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