Question about Nikon D70 Digital Camera with 18-70mm Lens

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Problem with Nikon D70

The code CHA is coming up in my viewfinder and my camera won't work. What does this code mean?

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  • ladybugs4 Dec 10, 2007

    I'll look into data rescue. I don't think it is a compatability problem because we have used this card with this camera for a couple years now. Thanks for your help.

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I checked the forums, and it seems that this is caused when the camera corrupts the Memory Card,

see the full thread here http://www.prophotohome.com/forum/nikon-digital-slr/32339-d2h-cha-error-lost-images.html

it seems that this can be rectified using this utility (I don't think it's free but it should help you.
http://www.datarescue.com/photorescue/

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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.

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