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Battery Have had my Nikon for about 3 years, no problems till couple months ago. Used camera for vacation then did not use it for about a month. Battery was fully charged when put away. Got it out and battery was dead. Charged battery, put it in the camera and shows only 1/3 charged? Put it back on the charger, checked the connections, retried in camera, same thing. Ordered a new battery did the same thing, charged it, same thing. Put original back in and suddenly full charge and able to use my camera for an event like nothing was wrong. Put camera up for about a month, got it out again 2 weeks ago. Did the same thing as before, ordered a new charger. Tried both batteries, still shows only 1/3 of a charge and uable to use the camera. Why is it doing this and what do I do now??

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Might be the camera's battery terminals, not the battery itself. Take a qtip and some isopropyl aclohol and clean the terminals in the battery well of camera.

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

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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.
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had a similar issue with my Pentax, it would power on and power back off. Tried playing with it for a while and it never recovered. Chances are its time to replace it. These new electronics are jam packed with lots of mini moving parts and are prone to excessive wear over time. they're are no servicable parts inside them unfortunately. I would try ebay for a reasonable replacement camera.

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The solution to your problem is simple, Kathrynbax.


The battery never comes in fully charged. It's always charged only so you may be able to check if your camera is working. I suggest, you take out your battery and put it to charge for exactly 90 minutes as the manual says. Then I'm sure you won't face any such problems.


Hope this solves your problem.

Good day!

Rebel

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