You have whats known as the GBLOD " Green Blinking light of DEATH! BUT its curable, and usually FREE by NIKON. You must contact your nearest NIKON WARRANTY REPAIR, ( This is a reapir that is never out of warranty time ) advise them of your model number, be ready to give the serial number of your camera and in most cases they will advise when and where to repair it, usually free. It was a NIKON Manufacturing defect in a series of earlier production cameras. It seems that the card slot poins where compressed and not soldered onto the pins in the camera.. NIKON usually gives you a repair number and instructions as to where to send the camera. I had that problem and it was fixed in 3 weeks and cost me NOTHING... they even paid for the shipping back and forth.. Good luck, my email is email@example.com let me know how you made out.
Hank in Regina Canada
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Read the manual on how to do a two-button reset. Also: from the nNikon Support Page on the D70::
It has come to our attention that select electrical components in a limited number of D70 cameras may, in some instances, fail affecting camera performance and/or operability.
While only a limited number of D70 cameras are affected by this advisory, if (1) when a memory card is inserted, your D70's memory card access lamp blinks, locking camera operations and preventing operation, or (2) with no memory card inserted, the camera will not turn on despite the battery indicator showing a fully charged battery, Nikon Inc. will service it free of charge.
To obtain complimentary service for cameras affected by this advisory, please click the link below to download and print the Service Return Form. The Service Return Form provides return instructions.
The Frequently Asked Questions button at the bottom of this page offers more information about this advisory and, should you have more questions, also provides information about how to contact Nikon.
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If the memory card came from a different camera and inserted into the Nikon D70, the error message will appear. Just format the memory card with the D70 and the error should disappear.
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EDAWinc, Is this a new or different style lens? You may not have it all the way on and aligned - try removing it again. Just remember to always turn off the camera before removing the lens or the SD card. Malfunctions are sure to follow if that happens. Try resetting the camera by holding down the two buttons on the top with the green dots for longer than 2 seconds (that works with the D80) The camera will not come on if the lens is not "on". randy320sgi
The most basic reason for getting the FEE message is that you're using a older series of lens that has an aperture ring on it (meaning you could manually change f-stops on the lens), regardless on most current Nikon cameras that ring needs to be set to f/22 or whatever the smallest aperture (largest number) the lens has. Give that a try and if that doesn't do the trick it could just be dirty contacts either on the lens or inside the camera. They can be cleaned with alcohol or contact cleaner and a q-tip. Worst case scenario, you're lens has some internal problems. I suspect that one of the first scenarios is most likely.
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It means you need to format your compact flash card. Or...it may be that you've been bitten by the infamous BGLD problem (Blinking Green Light of Death) that caused my D70 to eventually be replaced by Nikon. Thankfully it was under warranty at the point, which yours will not be.
If you haven't ever formatted your card, this is probably the problem. To do so, just hold the two buttons that say "for" in red on them down for a second so that the letters "FOR" start to blink, then do it again while seeing that. Let go and wait a couple of seconds. The FOR will be replaced by numbers that tell you how many images you have left on the card until it is full. I format my cards EVERY time I put a card back in the camera. This prevents bad locations from cropping up on the card and creating bad images (corrupt).