If you own a Nikon DSLR and suddently an error of 'Press Shutter Release Again' pops up and it wont take any pictures although you press the Shutter repeately,what would you do?
I had this problem a week ago on a vacation using my 1st beginner's DSLR ,a Nikon D40.
If its under Nikon Warantee,you can turn in to the dealer & wait for the repair but what if its beyond warantee period, or you bought it used with expired Warantee?
Here's my solution to fix it to save some repair charges and guess it might bless someone with the same problem there.
There is a gear motor that controls the tripping of the Shutter Release mechanism and over time,it either gets a bit tight to turn over or just contaminated with dust & needed soe light lubrication to get it back to normal( provided the motor is still ok).
Step 1: Tools & Stuffs You need
You will need:
Small Watch Maker's Phillips Screw Driver
Can of Spray Grease (or any General Purpose Light duty Grease)
A Clean Dust free Environment
Step 2: First, remove its Battery.
Turn the DSLR over,unlatch the battery cover & remove its battery from the Camera.
You can recharge it if its is low for testing later.
Step 3: Remove the bottom base Cover Plate
Remove the bottom Cover plate held by 9 screws (5 long & 4 short ) .Start by unsrewing the long screw inside the battery compartment and work clockwise to remove the other 8 screws.
This will expose the Gear motor operating the shutter which neede to be serviced .
Step 4: Removed all screw holding the Base Cover
Step 5: Proceed removing all screws in a sysmetic clockwise order
There are 2 long screws here holding the cover around the lens mount.
Step 6: Remove all Screws and aside it on a piece of Tissue Paper
Remove all Screws(total 9) and the bottom cover and place them on either a Clean Tissue Paper.This is a very straight forward task using only a Watch Makers Philips Screw Driver as your prime Tool.
Step 7: View of the D40 DSLR base with Cover removed.
This is the base of the D40 with cover removed exposing the Shutter Motor Mechanism.
Step 8: The Gear operating the Shutter
This is the Gear operated by a motor that is responsible for operating the Shutter Mechanism.