So I own a D7000 and I have just returned from a week away, whilst I was away the camera locked up with the Nikon D7000 Err Message.
The shutter locked up on the camera and wouldn’t close again. The window on top of the camera displayed an “Err” message.
I turned the camera off and it shut the shutter, I did this 3-4 times before I decided to put it away for later inspection. I was on the beach at the time so didn’t want to start taking lenses of in case of sand contamination.
The D7000 that I own has been flawless in its short 9 month life span and has taken 9,300 actuation’s, so its shouldn’t be having shutter problems surely ?? Nikon have tested the shutter life to 150,000 actuation’s so at only 9,300 im starting to worry a little.
I did a quick Google “Nikon D7000 Err” and was slightly concerned as it returned about 90,400 results, however we all know the internet is full of complainers and not so many praises, should I be worried ?
I got back to the Hotel and stripped the camera down, replaced new battery, different lens and luckily it started to work again.
Seen as I only have 2 months left on my £800 camera I contacted Nikon support via Email, and asked for there advice.
The replied within 24hrs suggesting that I place it in for repair / inspection.
So I have !!
I took it luckily to an approved Nikon repair center located only 15 minutes away from me, who advised me the average turn around is 7-10 days, however could be longer if difficult parts are required.
I really do hope this is not a serious problem, and im just so glad its happened within my 12 months warranty period, I would be spitting feathers otherwise…
Here is some posts and a video I found on the web regarding the same issue as mine.
ERR Message on Nikon D7000 (very informative)
An interesting article on a recent firmware update for the newer D4 and D800 models to fix a very similar problem was announced recently.
I hope it can be resolved by a firmware update 😉
There was one post I found with a possible fix if it helps you :-
- switch on (“err” appears)
- move main command dial to Aperture priority (A)
- set lowest possible aperture of the lens you have on (g.g. 2.8 for a 2.8 lens)
- switch live view on
- now you should be able to press the shutter and it should react
- switch live view off