20 Most Recent Nikon D80 Digital Camera Questions & Answers


You might try shooting with the camera set on manual IF you can read the aperture and shutter speed settings. But, the fact is...if you can't access your menu the camera is one-step from being totally useless. You need to contact Nikon support to see if it might be possible to fix the problem by downloading the current firmware version. Unfortunately, I think his situation will require sending the camera to an authorized Nikon service center for a repair but contact Nikon support first at www.Nion.com.

Nikon D80... | Answered on Mar 26, 2015


The Nikon D80, can't give that error.
Put brand and model in the question for an accurate answer.

Nikon D80... | Answered on Mar 17, 2015


You probably know this, but your best bet would be to buy a trashed D80 off ebay or craigslist

Nikon D80... | Answered on Feb 20, 2015


While I can't speak specifically to the D-80, my D-90 users manual say the ERR message indicates a camera malfunction and can be cleared by tripping the shutter. The only way I can do this on my D-90 is to turn the camera off and back on. Sometimes, but not often, I have completely remove the battery and reinstall it. The users manual also says that if the problem persists to contact a Nikon service center. I suggest you contact Nikon support at www.nikon.com before you consider repairs.

Nikon D80... | Answered on Aug 29, 2014


In the menu settings, you need to assign the Func button to do something. The Func button alone will not operate until you assign a task. The tasks available are listed in the menu setting for the Func button.

Nikon D80... | Answered on Aug 13, 2014


Turn them on in the menu

Nikon D80... | Answered on Aug 06, 2014


The ERR message indicates a camera malfunction. In my D-90 manual it says that it can be cleared by releasing the shutter. The only way to do that is to turn the camera off and back on. Rarely, that won't work and you have to remove and reinstall the battery.


The manual also says that it this have frequently or persist to contact a Nikon authorized service center. I would contact Nikon tech support at www.Nikon.com and discuss the problem them before contacting an authorized service center.

Nikon D80... | Answered on Jul 28, 2014


On the top right side of the D-80 are two buttons marked with a green dot. They are the "AF" button and the "+/-" button. Press these two buttons at the same time and hold them down for several seconds. This will reset all resettable functions to the factory default settings.

Nikon D80... | Answered on Jul 28, 2014


Try resetting all features back to default to see if that will clear it up. Your manual will have these instructions.
otherwise you can check out this repair https://www.teleplancamerarepair.com/quote/cart.asp?iProbID=33&mo=96
error codes are quite common in most cameras and they all have different meaning. this is a great camera by the way.

Nikon D80... | Answered on Jul 14, 2014


I belive this isn't a fault but more to do with how you are using the camera. The r09 message is to do with the camera buffer and how many more pictures it can hold. You do have a memory card installed, right? The r09 is normally not an error, but simply an indicator of how many more pictures you can take in the current burst before the buffer fills. The number will vary according to the image quality and size settings.

Nikon D80... | Answered on Jul 14, 2014


I would contact Nikon tech support at www.nikon.com. They may be able to give you some suggestions. It appears from what you said that the camera is not seeing the battery and that may indicate that your contacts in the battery compartment are dirty and need cleaning.

Nikon D80... | Answered on Jul 01, 2014


failure of the aperture unit is the usual cause - usually the contacts for the phase switch have come loose from the gear. You can find info on this by searching for the problem on the internet, including how to repair it.

Nikon D80... | Answered on Apr 11, 2013


Is this a D80 or a D200?

If you had a failure during firmware upgrade, then your circuit board is trashed. Send it to Nikon - it requires software to replace.

Nikon D80... | Answered on Mar 21, 2013


If you disrupted the camera during a firmware upgrade then you will have to send it to Nikon as it will require either replacement of the main circuit or complete reprogramming of the circuit with Nikon's proprietary software.

Nikon D80... | Answered on Feb 02, 2013

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