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My Nikon d70 doesn't work and when I change batteries, the green light flashes. Does that indicate the battery is bad? The memory card is properly seated.

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This is a known problem that Nikon will fix at no charge. You'll have to ship to your designated Nikon service center. Go here for more details:
http://www1.nikonusa.com/email_images/nikonusa/service_advisory/d70.html

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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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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.

NIKON Support:
http://nikoneurope-en.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/nikoneurope_en.cfg/php/enduser/std_alp.php?p_sid=yHTDQxQh

on Apr 06, 2010 | Digital Cameras

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Green light on camera back to the right of the 'delete' button continually flashes on-off about 1 second intervals as soon as battery is inserted as long as CF card is in place. Switching camera ON...


I would start by looking into the memory card slot to see if you have a bent pin. You may need a small light and a magnifying glass to see them.
If the pins are okay, then you can try a reset by holding down the BKT and metering buttons together for 2 seconds. The metering button is on the left, behind the off/on/release.

Thirdly, you can try a firmware update on the camera which can be found here:

NikonTech.com

Jan 07, 2010 | Nikon D70s Digital Camera with 18-200mm...

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Camera will not power up changed battery just went dead Nikon D70


Fixing a Dead Nikon D70 - Green Blinking Light My first-generation Nikon D70, which I bought the day it was released to the market a few years back, died on me a few months ago. Without a card in it, it won't start, and when you insert a CF card in the slot, the green data-access indicator flashes on and off. If I hold down the Menu button, the menu flashes on and off along with the green LED.
d70_87x1.jpgAs it turns out, this is a known problem with the original Nikon D70 cameras, and Nikon USA has a service bulletin out on the camera body. They'll repair it free of charge.
So, if you have the same problem, visit this service bulletin page, http://nikonusa.com/Service-And-Support/Service-Advisories/D70-Service-Advisory.page click on the D70, and you can access a PDF file that you'll need to print, fill out and send to Nikon along with your camera body. Be sure to take your camera strap off and remove the battery, and don't send any lenses or other accessories.
Mine's on it's way to Nikon now - they say the turnaround is five days (plus shipping time).

May 28, 2009 | Nikon D70s Digital Camera

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Nikon D70


Greetings,
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,
-WN

May 12, 2008 | Nikon D70s Digital Camera

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Nikon D70 won't recognize the 2 GB, type II memory card


Try to clean the contacts of the memory cards and, mostly, of the memory card bay of the camera. Use a dry anti-static fabric (e.g. what we use to clean eye-glasses). DON'T use any liquid cleaner of anything like that!

Dec 11, 2007 | Nikon D70s Digital Camera

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Battery Problem


I just had this problem today myself, and looked everywhere online for a solution. I changed the batteries (to Panasonic), and it didn't help. But i tried different batteries (Energizers) and the camera started working again.

Aug 31, 2007 | Nikon Coolpix 3200 Digital Camera

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Memor Card Access Lamp blinks constantly


I have no solution, but I wanted to add that I am having this same problem. You are, unfortunately, not alone. Jean

Sep 13, 2006 | Nikon D70 Digital Camera with 18-50mm Lens

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D70 digital camera


could be bent pin in the memory card slot

Jan 03, 2006 | Nikon D70 Digital Camera with 18-50mm Lens

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D70 stuck


Make sure your memory card is OK. Take it out, put it back in or try another card. Be sure battery is charged. Should not see low battery sign in viewfinder or in top panel. Try a reset. There is a problem sort of related to what you describe where a firmware update may cure it. D70 Firmware Update 1.0.1 / 1.0.2 - Windows. One of the problems this firmware fixes is :"When images were captured in Continuous mode at an Image size setting of M and an Image quality setting of FINE, the memory card access lamp sometimes glowed continuously and the camera could not be turned off with the power switch. This problem has been corrected." This bit of advice comes from another Web forum, not my own discovery. Maybe this happened and ran down your battery, unbeknownst to you. Turn the camera off and power it from an electrical outlet. Update the firmware per instructions on the Nikon site. If this does not work or if your firmware is updated, call Nikon for further advice. You may need to have it serviced. This blinking light problem has been mentioned on PN and another forum. Nikon may be familiar with it already.

Sep 14, 2005 | Nikon D70 Digital Camera

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