Please help me! "error press shutter release button again"!?

posted April 8th, 2011
I got the Nikon D3000 on Christmas 2010. Today I was taking a picture. Just a normal picture. I even had the settings on auto which I rarely ever even use. But they were on auto I took a picture, it came out, but then it said: Error Press shutter release button again. And every time I press it the camera makes a weird noise and doesn't take the picture. So I took off the lens and the mirror thing is sticking up and I don't want to make anything worse so I just left it and I don't know what to do!

I'm really scared that it's broken! Cause I didn't even do anything wrong to begin with. And I love my camera and we can't afford a new one :( Should I call Nikon? I don't know please Help! I really appreciate it.
posted April 8th, 2011
Try googling the question. I've found all kinds of information that way.
posted April 9th, 2011
also check out the troubleshooting or error message page in your manual. Or try what @dmortega has suggested.
posted April 9th, 2011
Mine did this once recently (same camera), when I started using my extension tubes. I was so mortified!! I turned it off for about a minute and removed the lens. With the lens still off, I turned it back on. After about 10 minutes, it finally released and everything was okay. I know that dread that you're feeling....I don't know what causes it to happen, or if what I did actually did anything, but it did finally release and it hasn't happened again....
posted April 9th, 2011
Had the EXACT problem with my nikon d60...you can google all you want to, but ultimately will have to send it back to nikon to be fixed. Thank goodness mine was still under warranty! Never had the problem again one I got the camera back....but boy was it hard being without it for several weeks! So sorry! Good luck!
posted April 9th, 2011
I had to send mine back too... it wasn't under warranty and it was about $200 to get it fixed :( I hope that's not the case for you!!!!
posted April 9th, 2011
"Weird noise": Does it do several rapid klack-klack-klacks? My D80 had that three years ago. It was a case for warranty repair (just barely within the one year period).
posted April 9th, 2011
@stefanmarks it just sounds like it's trying to take a picture but it's really struggling. Kind of how old cameras sounds. It has a long noise where the pitch inclines for a few seconds.
posted April 9th, 2011
Ouch. That sounds even worse than klack-klack-klack...
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