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D300 dead - no power at all (with good battery).

My D300 suddenly died while it was connected to my computer.  At first I thought it was the battery as after recharging it worked again.  But then it did it a second time (I normally download files straight from the card so not sure if this problem has been "lying in wait").  Since then (this morning) it's come and gone again twice without being connected to the computer.  I've tried all the usual things including recharging the battery again, checking / cleaning battery & lens contacts, fiddling with the buttons etc.  No luck.  Other forums have an occasional mention of exactly the same symptoms but no answers. Of course I'm on holidays in scenic NZ so it's an unfortunate problem!

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  • nastyacidnoi Aug 02, 2009

    Hi and thanks for the suggestion, but the usb contacts appear to be ok - unfortunately!

  • Toms Safranovs
    Toms Safranovs May 11, 2010

    Hi! Could you take a look at the camera USB connector? These use to brake and shorting some legs could end up with camera acting weird - I have seen this many times. Tom

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HI I AM SAGHA FROM MUMBAI,BEING A CAMERA REPAIRER, FIRST MAKE ME CLEAR WHETHER YOU HAVE CONNECTED CAMERA TO YOUR DESKTOP OR LAPTOP IF TO THE DESK TOP THEN DUE TO LEAKAGE CURRENT OF THE SMPS (SWITCH MODE POWER SUPPLY) WHICH PASSED TO THE CAMERA CIRCUIT THROUGH USB PORT WHICH MIGHT HAVE FUSED OFF THE POWER CIRCUIT OF YOUR CAMERA BUT I THINK IT IS NOT SELFRECTIFIABLE PROBLEM. SO BETTER SHOW IT TO RECOGNISED REPAIRER OR SERVICE CENTER & GET IT REPAIRED.& DO NOT REPEAT THE MISTAKE AGAIN.USE SEPERATE CARD READER ONLY.OR IT COULD BE SHEERLY COINCIDENCE WHICH HAPPENED WITH YOU & MANY OTHER PEOPLE,WHICH IS THE BIGGEST DISADVANTAGE OF DIGITAL MEDIA IN WHICH END USER HAS VERY LITTLE TO DO IN CASE OF FAILURE.I AM VERY SORRY ABOUT YOUR HOLIDAYS.ANYWAY THIS TIME BUY SMALL CAMERA & ENJOY YOUR HOLIDAYS.ALSO KEEP IN MIND THAT YOUR CAMERA IS SURELY REPAIRABLE.DON'T BE NERVOUS.ALL THE BEST

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