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Nikon D50 - clock and battery icons blinking

LCD does not work and sd card icon (with slash through it) is shown through viewfinder. Camera turns on and focuses, but cannot see menu or take pictures...tried reset, new battery and SD card swapped with dad's d50...his batt and sd did not work. There is another post out there, which has not been answered. Can anyone help?

Performed "green dots" reset...nothing
Performed "menu" reset....nothing
Performed "factory settings" reset on bottom of camera...nothing.

5 others have the same problem posted on this website with no solution. Any ideas?

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  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    Exact same problem

  • happydad Jan 07, 2009

    I have the exact same problem after dropping my camera from an accidentally unclosed camera bag. It was about a 4 foot drop onto packed snow. I can't believe the D50 is that fragile.

  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2009

    Exactly same problem. Battery icon flashing, slash through SD card icon. No menu. Will not reset. The camera just suddenly stopped working.

  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2009

    Similar problem with my Nikon D50. Suddenly stopped working. No LCD display. Slash through SD card. Battery blinking. No menu. Tried reset. Told it was a "catastrophic failure". Sent it to Nikon UK who estimated repair at £138 + VAT.

  • Alonzo G. Jan 04, 2012

    Similar problem. Low Battery icon flashes through viewfinder and on top. I charge my battery to full, throw it in the D50, and it says it's low battery, throw it back on the charger and it needs to be charged again? repeat same thing. Not sure what the solution is.

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Hi
I had the same problem and rectified it by going to Nikons website , follow this link for the answer:

http://nikoneurope-en.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/10601/p/19%2C244/c/241/kw/Clock/r_id/127673

Posted on Mar 26, 2010

  • aaronruggles
    aaronruggles Jul 22, 2012

    It would have been but it has been taken down. Any other sources, reprints, etc???? Can you share the fix on the short form???

  • Saurabh Bakshi
    Saurabh Bakshi Mar 12, 2017

    Did anyone get access to this now-dead webpage?

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