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Power switch The powers switch on my nikon d80 does not seem to be working. Battery is charged, making contact. Switch seems to be rotating smoothly. Internal circutry problem?

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  • Anonymous May 19, 2009

    is this the known issue where a freshly charged battery reports dead battery? Mine has worked perfecty since coming back from Nikon's warranty department.



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Make sure you are using a fully charged Nikon battery. Problems may sometimes happen with generic batteries. If you are using a Nikon batt, then seems you may need to bring this in for servicing

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Nikon recommends that a full reset be done only under direction of Nikon staff. The procedure is outlined along with graphics on this page under "Full reset". I suggest calling Nikon support to see if they think this procedure (or maybe another that they have) will solve the problem.

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2. Try to switching to a single of the 11 auto focus points. Then try if there are specific points that are the problem.
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