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Why does new memory card displays CHA?


The "CHA" means the camera cannot read the card here are a couple of reasons why this may occur. The most probable is that the card didn't seat properly when you put it in so try reseating it.
CHA can also mean that the camera has detected an invalid partition type. Reformatting the card may allow it to be used.

Jul 25, 2014 | Nikon D Cameras

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Cha cha answers


If you mean three blue marbles, then 1 in 36. If you mean 33 blue marbles then 1 in 741.
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What does CHA mean


Nikon says this about CHA:


When a Memory card is inserted into a D-SLR camera, the camera checks the card for compatibility and usability. There are three possible results of the test:

1) Camera detects valid Memory card, displays number of remaining images in top LCD

2) Camera displays "FOR" in top control panel LCD. The camera has detected a valid disk partition map, but was unable to read the first sector of the Memory Card. Formatting the memory Card using the cameras format option, should resolve this condition and allow the Memory card to be used.

3) Camera displays "CHA" in top LCD. The camera has detected an invalid partition type or is not working properly. Reformatting the memory card may allow it to be used. If an approved memory card causes the camera to display the "CHA" indicator contact the memory cards manufacturer for assistance.

(Nikon's list of "approved" memory cards can be found here.)

Please note that the default disk format used in Windows XP is FAT32 and if a card is formatted with this setting on an XP system, a D1 series camera will report "CHA". Reformat the card as "FAT" to use in the D1 series camera.


When the CHA error is shown, typically the camera will freeze and require that the battery be removed from the camera before it can take another picture. After that picture has been taken, the camera freezes up again for many owners.

Some owners have success removing and either re-seating or inserting a new memory card in the camera.

Some owners have success clearing the error by removing the lens and then reinstalling.

The key to these "fixes" is that they don't all work for everyone. You might need to return the camera to Nikon for repair. You can arrange for Nikon service here.

I hope this helps and good luck. Please rate this reply
. Thank you.

Apr 06, 2011 | Nikon D90 Digital Camera with 18-105mm...

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Nikon d70 keeps popping up with "CHA". Wich means


You could try formatting in on PC by right clicking the card's icon in My Computer to bring up the options, then format it on the camera as well

Dec 16, 2010 | Nikon D70 Body Only Digital Camera

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Took the memory card out of my camera yesterday. when i put it back in it displays CHA on the screen. what happened? i can't use my camera.


The CHA error indicates an issue with the memory card in the camera.

Try another card and see if that works ok.

Also, always format cards in the camera.


In case the error comes back on a new card, you will need to send the camera to Nikon.

I will appreciate your feedback and positive rating for this free solution.

Sep 30, 2010 | Nikon D100 Digital Camera

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Today I removed my Sandisk memory card from my Nikon D300 before going on a photo job to replace it with an empty one but couldn't get the new one to go in-or the one I had just removed. The camera shows...


CHA error message means that the memory card is unusable. You should format the card by inserting it in a card reader or try another card.

Let me know if you need more help,
Sai.

Jan 18, 2010 | Nikon D300 Digital Camera

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HI I HAVE a CHA mess in my nikon D50


I believe it wants you to CHArge the battery.

Nov 14, 2009 | Nikon D70s Digital Camera

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CHA?


I found this answer on the Nikon web site.

3) Camera displays “CHA” in top LCD. The camera has detected an invalid partition type or is not working properly. Reformatting the memory card may allow it to be used. If an approved memory card causes the camera to display the "CHA" indicator contact the memory cards manufacturer for assistance.

Please note that the default disk format used in Windows XP is FAT32 and if a card is formatted with this setting on an XP system, a D1 series camera will report "CHA". Reformat the card as "FAT" to use in the D1 series camera.

Jul 11, 2009 | Nikon D70s Body Only Digital Camera

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NIKON D100 LCD DISPLAY FLASHING CHA ERROR WITH ANY CF 1 GIG


I had the same problem and thought I had looked closely at the pins in CF slot but after finally taking it to a repair shop, the tech showed me a bent pin. It really wasn't that apparent first time around. He told me its a common problem as long as they use the CF cards. I had the pins replaced and my D100 is working great. Best of luck.

Mar 21, 2009 | Nikon D100 Digital Camera

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Problem with Nikon D70


The error code "CHA" is telling you that the CF card you are using for storage is not compatible with the camera. You should consider trying a different card, perhaps a slightly older one that is not as fast.

I use a SanDisk Ultra II card, and that works fine for me.

Dec 10, 2007 | Nikon D70 Digital Camera with 18-70mm Lens

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