Help -- weird problem with my D5100

Started May 31, 2014 | Discussions thread
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DCSteve OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,089
Re: Contacts?

Steve Bingham wrote:

By removing the lens and re-installing it you are refreshing the contacts - which might be slightly out of alignment or dirty. The contacts are the way the lens communicates with the camera but they can also confuse the camera if solid contact isn't being made. I carry a Deoxit pen in my camera bag to clean suspected contacts if necessary. Be sure to clean the contacts on the lens and the camera body.

A second possibility is the memory card (most probably NOT in your case). Often times these "black" photos can be retrieved with rescue software (often times its free).

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Steve Bingham
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The camera is about three years old.  As for refreshing the contacts, anything is possible. I think the only certainty here is that these electronic devices are VERY complicated.

Thanks for your suggestions.

Steve

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