I just purchased a Nikon D7100 and when I format the cards with the menu buttons, it tells me the cards are formatted, but I still have the F-- flashing on the top of my screen. If I use the 2 button shortcut method, FOR comes up and I quickly press the 2 again and it immediately goes back to the F--. Do I have a bad camera? I need it for graduation pictures in 2 weeks and getting really nervous. I have also tried other working SD cards other than the brand new one just purchased.


This isn't a problem with formatting your card. The camera is having trouble communicating with the lens. See Why do I get "F - -" on my Nikon camera?

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  • Is "F--" a bad word? Xo) Just a joke. – Rafael Apr 27 '17 at 19:21
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    @Rafael That's the "F-dash-dash-dash" word, not the "F-dash-dash" error code. – Michael C Apr 27 '17 at 20:59

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