Saturday, October 02, 2010

Nikon D80 Err: Aperture Lens Problem, DIY Repair?

Nikki, my 2.5 year old Nikon 80 stopped working after a few shots while I was taking a picture of my baby. The initial symptom is a different sound of the shutter then underexposed pictures.

I'm now looking for DIY Nikon DLSR Camera Repair Guide, if there's one so I can again save a few bucks, even some pictures of how to open my DSLR camera, tinker with the shutter mechanism, repair it myself.

Nikki just displays Err on the LCD monitor and won't take a shot. REset by taking out the battery didn't help. Tried to clean the lens contacts using contact cleamer on the body and using a different lens, a 50mm f1.8, didn't help either. Note that my camera is attached always to a Nikkor 18-200 F/3.5-5.6 VR and seldom separated from each other.

If I can't do it myself, Imay have to go find nikon camera repair shops on Hidaldo St. in Quiapo, Manila or bring it to Columbia (CDSC) somehwere in Frisco (but i know it will cost me an arm and a leg so I'd rather not).

I think it's time to upgrade toa Nikon D90 or a cheaper D5000 or D60 then sell my dear Nikki!

other Nikon Cameras:
FM80,D3X, D2Xs, D300, D300s, D700, D90, D5000, D60, D3000


  1. Hi,

    Where you able to solve the "Err" problem. I also experienced same problem and brought it to CDSC.

    They told me they will replace the apperture for 9000 pesos.

  2. Ouch! My D80 is also acting-up on me lately. Every 3 shots it will give me the dreaded Err message. Ang mahal ng 9K for a gray unit Nikon.