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Nikon D70 (Control Panel.)

I have a Nikon D70. It has developed a problem when you turn it on, the control panel is blank. I have replaced the battery with a new one and still have the problem. The memory access card lamp flashes all the time and when you select the menu button it just flashes on and off and you are unable to select any options. I would be gratefull for any suggestions. Best Regards Lennie

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Re: Nikon D70 (Control Panel.)

This is a known problem that is being repaired FREE of charge by Nikon. Go here for a form to fill out:

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Nikon offers Free Repairs on the D70, D2H, F55

Nikon has posted the following notice on its Support page for the D70 / D2H / F55 cameras:

" It has come to our attention that electronic components related to exposure control in some D70 cameras may, on rare occasions, fail.
Should you experience this problem with your D70 camera, Nikon will replace the associated components free of charge even if the camera’s warranty has already expired. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you may have suffered because of this problem."

To check if your camera has failed due this reason, please read the symptom description as follows:

How can I identify if my camera is faulty?
With a memory card inserted: The green memory card access lamp blinks continuously and camera does not respond to any controls.
With no memory card inserted: The camera will not turn on despite the battery indicator showing a fully charged battery.

How can I contact Nikon on-line?
You must be registered for Nikon support. Make sure that all your personal details are registered in full and are up to date, as these will be used if you return your product to us. You must also register your D70 and serial number.

1. Register for Nikon Support.
If you are not registered for Nikon Support, create a new account. If you already have an account, check that your personal details are up to date and that you have registered your product and serial number. To do this, login and click the ‘My Account’ tab, then click the ‘Profile’ sub-button. When finished, click the ‘Save’ button at the bottom of the page.
2. Submit your Question
Click the ‘Ask a Question’ tab near the top of the page and fill in the required fields, please add the words ‘D70 notice’ to the ‘Title’ field and add your comments to the ‘Question’ field.
When you have finished, click the ‘Submit Question Button’ and then you will be asked to click the ‘Finish Submitting Question’ button on the last page.
We will endeavour to answer your question as soon as possible.

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Is there a self timer option on the D70?

Hi David,
The D70 has a setting on the timer, and the explanation can also be found in your manual on page 105.
1. go to your "Custom Setting" menu (looks like a pencil) and go down to item 24, "Self-Timer." Select the number of seconds delay you desire.

2. Press the "Format" button and rotate the main dial until you see a small clock symbol on the Control Panel.

3. The camera is now ready for delayed shutter. Don't forget to set the "Format" back to S for single shooting afterwards.

Hope this helps,


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... unusual characters may appear on the control panel and the camera may stop functioning.
Usually caused by strong external static charge.
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