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Nikon D70 I have a Nikon D70 camera that doesn't work. The battery is new and fully charged. I have tried a new card, but that didn't help. Currently, when I turn the camera on, it appears (for a second) that it is functioning correctly. However, it then shuts itself off. I have tried using the reset button, but that doesn't work either. Any ideas?? Thank you!

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Re: Nikon D70

I think is power board dcdc converter board has been faulted or somewhere there is a short circuit , you do one thing remove the lens and put the camera on manual setting push the mirror upwards with finger and make on the camera if you feel a loading if not some time its main moter drive board goes else i will purchase the camera in dead condition tell me the rate thanks

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Nikon D70 is freezing up. I have no idea what I may have done but when I push the button to take a picture nothing happens and r09 flashes

r09 is just the camera estimate od how many shots you have left on your memory card. For the other, Use fully charged battery , Turm ca,era on and re,ove battery while at same time holding shutter for a[[rox 3- seconds. Re[lace battery, then turn camera off.on. If that does not do it, turn camera on and press reset button on bottom of camera (page 200, I believe, in tghe users manual

Jan 29, 2011 | Nikon D70 Digital Camera


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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on Apr 06, 2010 | Digital Cameras

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I have a Nikon d70 SLR. I had this camera completely cleaned and tuned up 3 months ago. Recently I can not take pictures. The battery powers the camera, but the shutter wont engage. An "error" message...

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.
We apologize for any inconvenience you may experience.

Sep 03, 2010 | Nikon D70s Digital Camera

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What does HR in a Nikon D70 mean?

Hi. HR is an error code which is related to the memory card. It doesn't have exact meaning (as far as I know, its not in the manual and website).

There are several possibilities why you are getting this error. It could be corrupted memory card, damaged pin, loose connection between the memory card and camera, dirty contacts, camera is not giving enough power to memory card, etc...

Some fixes that may work:
- Make sure your battery is fully charged.
- Remove memory card and put it back making sure the connection is not loose.

- Clean the gold contacts using pencil eraser. Remove eraser dust with cotton buds.

- Format the memory card on the camera.

- If all fails, use a different memory card.

Good luck.

Aug 25, 2010 | Nikon D70 Body Only Digital Camera

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I have a Nikon D50 with an error message "CHA"

This error indicates the following:
This card cannot be used (CHR) blinks.
Error accessing memory card
Unable to create a new folder (on card)
Card has not been formatted for use on D70

Try another card
Format the card using your D70 (all images will be erased)
Check the card for visible damage or poor contacts.

You may have inserted a memory card that was been used in a different camera or the formatting process did not complete successfully.
I hope this helps.

Jan 30, 2009 | Nikon D70s Digital Camera

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Is this your problem? If so, Nikon will repair it for free, even if it's out of warantee. :)

P.S. Please stop "shouting!" (Turn off caps lock!)

May 31, 2008 | Nikon D70 Digital Camera with 18-70mm Lens

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Nikon D70

It is actually an error message generated by your compact flash and means that the card is no longer readable. A lot of D70 owners have reported this error without being able to find another solution other than reinserting the card or changing the card to a different brand. In my D70s I use Sandisk Extreme III memory and, knock on wood, have not yet had this error. You could also try cleaning out the memory card slot and check to see that all pins are aligned and not bent.
Good Luck,

May 12, 2008 | Nikon D70s Digital Camera

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My nikon d70 won't turn on and the battery if fully charged

The black spot i suspect was the CCD or processor failing. Checkout Nikon customer support re this.

Aug 05, 2007 | Nikon D70s Digital Camera

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