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NIKON D1X won't take pictures

We get an FEE error and the battery flashes. Could it be a bad battery and the camera won't take the picture because not enough battery power. It was charged for 6 hours and it only has half the battery icon filled. Do we need to replace the battery to get the camera working again?

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  • damien98499 Dec 31, 2008

    Hi, we tried that and it didn't work. we even switched the lenes

  • arceye10 May 11, 2010

    Hi, the FEE error relates to a problem on the aperture ring. Have you taken the lens off?

  • Mick Carruthers
    Mick Carruthers Nov 10, 2012

    must be on F22 or F16 on the lens - if not a G ( Gelded lens with no aperture ring ) some Nikkor lenses have a lock using a switch to keep the lens at minimum aperture - the camera's meter must know what it is

  • Mick Carruthers
    Mick Carruthers Nov 10, 2012

    with a Nikon D1x the batteries must have refresh charges at least every 3 weeks , this means a deep discharge of the battery and a slow charge back up - the problem is that Ni - Mh ( Nickel - Metal Hydride ) batteries develop a memory problem , basically the battery has to be taught if you will what full really is - I'm sorry if you keep doing ordinary charges from part used ...the battery will get " confused " as to what full is meant to be . Ni-Mh is a bit ? of a old fashioned battery type for a digital camera . More modern cameras have Lithium L-ion batteries which have no memory issues . You can get the voltage with a multi meter . Basically inside the D1x battery there are " industrial " batteries that are a bit shorter than AA batteries soldered together . Obviously eventually any battery can only take so many charge cycles and has to be replaced . There is some sort of chip controller inside the D1x battery which tells the camera how much " juice " is availdable - sometimes that gets " confused "

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Arceye 10 is right. Once the lens is attached to the camera body, make sure that the aperture ring is turned all the way up to the largest number (usually 22). To do this, hold the camera with the lens pointing away from you, and turn the aperture ring clockwise. 

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