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  1. #1
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    Nikon D7100- Frustrating - "Err" message problem.

    Hi Nikonites,

    I have a D7100, using a Nikon 18-300 lens, that has now developed a frustrating problem I have been unable to come to grips with!

    When I turn the camera on I get a Err message in the top screen & the camera will not work, how ever if I persist & fully depress shutter button although it sound like it has taken a photo nothing happened that action seems to reset camera & the next time I depress the shutter button the camera works as it should taking it's usual quality photo, it is then a case of repeat from then on until I turn of camera.

    Camera firmware - 1.04
    Lens firmware - 2.018

    Other lens have been tried but no change to problem.

    I have fully reset camera & set-up as recommended on Nasim Mansura Recommended Nikon D7100 Settings - https://photographylife.com/recommen...d7100-settings.

    I am not saying they are best but have used purely as a reference point.

    As the problem is predictable I feel/hope that it is a settings problem somewhere but am unable to find what!

    Help needed please!


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    Re: Nikon D7100- Frustrating - "Err" message problem.

    Nikon D7100- Frustrating - "Err" message problem.
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    Re: Nikon D7100- Frustrating - "Err" message problem.

    Needa

    Thanks for the link, tried it but unfortunately did no good, problem not resolved!

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    Re: Nikon D7100- Frustrating - "Err" message problem.

    Is the mirror sitting in the right place, or is it stuck in a different position? Put it into Mirror Up (usually requires at least 50% battery power to put into Mirror Up). Look again to see if the sensor is visible or if the shutter is showing (which it shouldn't). Just visually inspecting it might give you an idea of what's going on. Personally I prefer to remove my lens before turning the power on/off on a body.
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    Re: Nikon D7100- Frustrating - "Err" message problem.

    You could try cleaning the electrical contacts and mounting ring with de-oxit or alcohol. I have had similar err message problems due to oxidation on the contacts.
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    Re: Nikon D7100- Frustrating - "Err" message problem.

    When this happens, is the viewfinder black? I have a problem with my first D750. After turning the camera on, the first image began producing an err message with the viewfinder being black. A second press allowed the mirror to go back down, and everything worked normally until the next time the body was turned on. What I found helped to resolve the issue (and has only happened a couple of times since during the past few years) is to make sure the camera goes into standby before it is turned off. If for some reason I turn it off before the body goes into standby, that usually happens.

    But if you are getting an err message on the top screen, that shouldn't have anything to do with your settings.
    Cindy - D750, D500, D7200
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    Re: Nikon D7100- Frustrating - "Err" message problem.

    It seems like the "Err" message on Nikon cameras is just one bin for multiple problems. It kinda says "Hey there is some problem but I don't exactly know what it is. Maybe you can find out." So, you've got to start eliminating some things, and by the looks of it, you have. The D7100 has 2 card slots, and one of the things that "Err" points to is a memory problem. I would suggest that you remove both cards and put in one new card (or different good one) in slot 1 and see if you can recreate the problem. if yes, it's probably something else besides the memory cards. If no, remove the new card and put one of the old cards into slot 1 and try to recreate. If yes, probably that card is the problem (but put the second old one into slot 1 and try again to verify the second card is good or bad). If no, then repeat with the second card in slot 1. If yes, that card is suspect as well. If no, that card is probably OK. I wouldn't expect to find both cards with a problem, but who knows. If you find that after all of this the "Err" problem doesn't come back, then it's likely that there was dirt or oxidation on the memory card contacts either on the memory card itself or in the slots in the camera. If it was me, and the problem didn't come back after this exercise, I would probably get rid of both cards just as a proactive measure anyway. Good luck finding out what's wrong.
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    Re: Nikon D7100- Frustrating - "Err" message problem.

    My infrared converted D80 is doing exactly as you describe since about 1 year ago. I also tried the suggestions here, no joy. It's old enough and beat enough for me to trash.

    But my research suggests that this is an electrical contact in the aperture control problem. As in a switch contact. But it is buried deep in the camera and it is not a quick and easy disassembly to reach. It can be fixed by Nikon, possibly even an independent shop could since a D7100 is likely out of warranty anyhow. The DIY reset hold the shutter release with the battery removed is worth a try, but does not work for all.
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    Re: Nikon D7100- Frustrating - "Err" message problem.

    Thanks Hark, I will remove my lens & check out the mirror function.

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    Re: Nikon D7100- Frustrating - "Err" message problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by Woodyg3 View Post
    You could try cleaning the electrical contacts and mounting ring with de-oxit or alcohol. I have had similar err message problems due to oxidation on the contacts.
    Thanks Woodyg3 I will give them a good clean.





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