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NIKON D-70 stalls when shutter release button pressed. Does not fire or focus.

Have D-70 and take photos for my magazine. Has always worked great but just started to freeze when I pushed shutter button and not allow me to take a photo. It seemed to not activate my auto-focus either, then after I turned the camera off and on a few times, it would suddenly work for a few shots and then repeat again by not allowing me to push shutter. I took out my card and found it had lots of fuzzy thread like material on it and I cleaned that. Still same problem, today I will put in a new card and see if that makes any difference. Have recharged my battery etc. Anyone experiencing same problem -- Have you solved it or have any ideas? Appreciate some advice asap.. Really need to have this baby up and working.. Thanks in advance TJ

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This may actually be a problem with the lens. Do this- get a pencil with an eraser and clean the contacts with the eraser end. Literally erase the muck on the contacts both on the lens and on the camera. Also, if another lens is available, try it on this same camera body and see if you get the same performance issue. If not, be suspicious of the lens itself. If the same issue happens with both lenses, then you need to look at the camera. My suggestion would be returning it to Nikon for a once-over.

As a photojournalist myself, I have a lot of compassion for someone at a magazine who needs their camera. I hope this is simply an issue of dirty electrical contacts!

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