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STicking command dial on Nikon D70

The command dial on my Nikon D70 sticks periodically. It gets to the point where I can barely turn it. It seems to happen more when outside.


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Re: STicking command dial on Nikon D70

One suggestion is to use a can of compressed air and blow the air into the small gap between the command dial and the body. That might free up any gunk that has become lodged there.

If it continues you'll have to send it in for service, unfortuately. The good news is that Nikon will clean and tune-up the entire camera, including the sensor. You'll be without your camera for a few weeks, but it should come back good as new.

Posted on Dec 19, 2007

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To change the camera's shooting mode, press the shooting mode button (overlapping rectangles) and turn the main command dial (on the back of the camera). The quick-response remote mode is indicated by a picture of the remote. The delayed remote mode is indicated by the remote and a one-handed clock.

The remote needs to be pointed in the general direction of the receiver on the front of the camera, above the "D70" nameplate.

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Hi My Nikon D70 only now produces black photos. On speaking to Nikon suppor they state that this requires a replacement CCD however is this a known D70 fault and thus should be fixed for free? or is...

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Nikon d70 will not store image

This may be related to the CF card being used. The Nikon D70 and D70s are an older technology and supports most cards up to 1 GB in capacity. It can support a very limited number of cards up to 4 GB in capacity. Nikon has a list of support cards.

The list is old and I myself have used other brand cards without a problem - as long as they did not exceed 1GB in my old D70. I imagine many 2GB cards would work but beyond that - I would want to venture. Of course, sticking to the list is a sure bet.

Of course, it may just be a "bad" card - or it could be bent connectors in the camera - but it is unlikely unless you've forced a card into the slot in the past. Try with another card to be sure.

Please rate this reply - good luck!

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Program: Puts the camera in charge of aperture and shutter speed, though all remaining camera settings are available. You can vary the combination of aperture and shutter speed the camera has selected by rotating the Command Dial.
The camera takes care of the shutter and aperture settings, and you control the other stuff...(presumably white balance, focus points...etc.?). I hav ea D70 and using the thumb wheel, I can, on 'P' mode, set the aperture...but the shutter speed is always 'auto' as far as I can tell.
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Cant get remote to work on my nikon d70 camera

did you try you shooting mode button and then rotate your command dial until the remote shows up on you for me!

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Lens is dead, probably killed your camera too.

Wires sticking out usually indicate a problem.

Try getting it serviced would be my best suggestion, get them to checkout the caps lock key on your key board while your at it...

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Nikon D70 Err

Sounds like the shutter is sticking. This could be due to damage or just need cleaning. This probably means that you need to get the camera professionally serviced/fixed as shutters are extremely delicate.

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