My Nikon D60 is 1 year 4 months old now. Last week, my D60 started showing Error: Press shutter release button again in it’s LCD. Pressing the shutter button again and again doesn’t help. I tried to figure it out the in the internet and saw many Nikon users who experienced the same problem.
Through this link, I was able to follow Steve Jackson’s advice. I let my dad open my D60 and he put a WD40 on red and white small gears. He did some test shot, it worked, but up to 5 shots only then the error appeared again. He keep figuring out the problem on my cam but he can’t see the problem.
I decided to go to Hidalgo (Quiapo) and let professional fix it. I saw Bert’s Camera Repair station and asked what’s the expected price for this kind of error, and he said P2,500 ($54). Damn, too costly. I think if I will go to Columbia (Cubao) they will charge me P5,000 or more plus I have to wait for 4-5 days. But in Bert’s station, I am allowed to wait my camera fixed for 1 hour.
After they fixed it, they let me do some test shot. I made 30-40 test shot. It is working well, though the shutter sound is bit different from before. When I went home, I did some test shot again. Since it’s evening, it’s a bit dim. I tried some test shot with flash. The result is what the heck. Even though I use flash, the shot is very dark! I tried adjusting the exposure to 2.0, still dark. I tried boosting the ISO to 800 and found out that the flash blends well with +2 exposure level and ISO 800 (if lower than that, shot is darker). From that day in my every shoot, my default exposure and ISO level is +2 to +3 and 800.
Shot from birthday. Properties: Aperture priority, focal length 22mm, f/4, 1/15 sec., ISO 800, +3 exposure, No flash. Time taken 3:02 p.m.
These 3 problems, White balance, exposure level, ISO, are depressing. I am planning to go back there to let them analyze what’s the problem. I have 2-month warranty from them therefore, they will not charge anything.
Did I make a mistake letting my D60 fixed in Hidalgo? I should have gone to Columbia. If you are professional or have any knowledge with this kind of stuff, just drop by and give me some advice.
UPDATE (May 19, 2010): I forgot to update this blog post. But my D60 is finally okay after Columbia repaired it. I paid $160 for this kind of problem and it really sucks on my part.
This problem occurred to me again when I was in Davao, I thought I will be paying another $160, but after removing the lens and attaching it back and it works again!