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NIKON D70 Camera not working after battery change

I put a recharged battery in, took a couple of shotsthenthe power appeared to fail. I put the old battery back in, got a couple of shots then the power went again. Tried the recharged one again, noticed that the green light cam on briefly, again got a couple of shots followed by an "error" message. Any Ideas?

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You may just have two bad batteries, or maybe your charger is bad.

You should have a DC power adapter with the camera, plug that in and see if the camera works longer with it.

You should also have an adapter to use CR02 batteries with the camera. You can buy three of the CR02 batteries at the drugstore (they are NOT rechargeable) and see if the camera works.

If any of these things work, you have bad batterie.

If they don't work, then there is likely some kind of short in the camera and you will need to send it to a service `center or your local camera shop. You might also just take it there and see if they have a known good D70 battery they could try for you.

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