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D50 wont power up

I have had my Nikon D50 for a year and a half. Recently, while on vacation, I was taking pictures on a full battery and I only took about 30 shots. The next morning, I tried turning on my camera and it appeared that the battery was dead as it wouldn't turn on. Then, I charged the battery for 24 hours and the charger indicated that it was fully charged. When I put the battery in the camera, however, the girl light flashed for a brief second before going away and the camera will not turn on at all. I have tried charging the battery for much longer with no luck. Does anyone have any ideas what is happening. I am hoping to avoid a large camera repair bill but this may be inevitable. Do these batteries go bad, or do you think some internal component is loose or malfunctioning? Thanks for any and all help.

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Re: D50 wont power up

I have the same problem as well. It is not the battery. I took my camera to the store and had them put a new battery in while there. It never turned on. I really like this camera. I once took about 100 continuous shots. It was great. But now nothing. The D60 camera I have is a higher mega pixel, but does not do alot of things that the D50 does. I wish someone really had the answer as to how to fix it without a high cost.

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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Sounds like something inside is malfunctioning. Batteries do eventually die, but even after years of use, with a 'full' charge as you gave it the camera should at least go on and work for a little while.

Make sure the contact points are not rusted or loose/broken on the battery and in the camera itself. Moisture or humidity may have gotten in and shorted something or caused damage, or it may be something more serious. Either way I'm sorry to say it's probably going to have to go in for repair :(

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My guess is that it's the battery, not the camera.
I've had a spare battery that wasn't an original Nikon. After 10 months or so it died on me in the same way yours did.
Try getting a new battery and see if the problem persists (I'm sure in the store they'll let you just test it out, before actually buying a new battery).

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