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Card light stays on

When i try and put a memory card into my d100 the green lamp stays illuminated and i cant take a picture any ideas anyone?

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HI,

Please do a reset by removing the battery and the mem.card for 10min.Next insert the batteries,mem. card and then hold the power button for 30sec. let me know if you still face the problem.

Posted on Feb 05, 2009

  • Priya darshan Feb 05, 2009

    Also try these steps:

    This is a fairly easy procedure which involves either going into your
    setup menu and choosing "reset" (or intialize), holding down the menu
    key for 10-15seconds.

    It may be that the firmware loading got corrupted and the camera just
    needs to be "rebooted," which is something that turning it on/off won't
    accomplish. But after which, you should have the camera reset to
    factory default settings. Another tip is to go to Nikon's website and
    look for firmware updates. Download and install them.

    Also try turning you camera on-off for 3-5 times to see if it clears the issue.



  • Priya darshan Feb 05, 2009

    Also if the lens doesn't retract with green light always on then your camera lens may be out of alignment.
    It's a common problem with point and shoot zoom cameras. In a nutshell,
    the error happens when the lens gets stuck while trying to extend. The
    camera will beep a few times and then shut down. The lens gets stuck in
    the extended position, and refuses to move either to focus the lens or
    to retract when powered off.
    If your camera is out of warranty, or if Nikon refuses to repair it for
    free, the one thing you can try is to If you gently, and I do mean GENTLY
    push against the lens with the PALM of your hand as you turn it on, it
    may cause it to depress back into the camera. If that doesn't work, and
    you can't reset it or turn it on/off several times, then the only solution is to send it in for a repair estimate anyway and there are no more home remedies.






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