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Digital Nikon D70S - memory card removed while turned on.

Help please! My 5 year old removed the memory card from my digital Nikon camera but he turned the camera on first. I don't think he forced anything and the camera does still do a shutter release - but now it's not recognising the memory card. I have put another card in, but this doesn't work either. The LED display on top reads -E-  and the screen at the back shows nothing at all.
Can anyone advise if there's a way to reformat or anything that doesn't involve sending it off to Nikon? Would appreciate any advice. Thanks Nicole

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Hi - You can download the manual by clicking the link underlined in blue below:

Nikon > D70

See page 200:

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Try resetting the camera in this way first to see if it clears the problem.

The -E- means that the camera cannot detect that a memory card is present see page 199.

Check that the card is properly inserted (page 20) and as a last resort try formatting it (you will lose any pictures on it):


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