Question about Nikon D50 Digital Camera
The camera randomly fails to recognize the memory card. I have had it in for diagnosis & repair (camera 2+ years old). The tech said it was a problem with communication between the circuit board and the card reader. Unfortunately, the "fix" didn't fix anything. I've tried different cards without success.
This sounds curiously like the D70 problems but I'm not having success finding a significant number of other people with the same problem. Since I'm taking the camera in for round #2 of repairs (under shop warranty) what is your opinion of the problem?
The issue is that the firmware on the d50 only recognizes FAT16. Now the problem with FAT16 is that it has a limit of 2GB. So, if you have a 4GB card, you are just SOL. There isnt anything wrong physically with the camera. Buy a smaller card.
Posted on Oct 28, 2008
I checked the cards, noted that they were “locked” by a sliding switch,
switched them to unlocked, and tried one in the camera: it worked! A
rather simple solution, it turned out.
Posted on Dec 18, 2007
Similar problem with a D70S. I finally realized that just ejecting and reinserting the card would do it. Even if in the middle of shooting it might stop recognizing the card and read FOR or CHA but if I just ejected and reinserted, it would work without losing any images.
Posted on Oct 30, 2008
I have formatted memory card from computer. It helped.
Posted on Jan 30, 2011
Use a Nikon-approved CF card (apparently this is a biggie)
Check that contacts are clean
Delete files or insert new memory card.
the rest is pertty good too.
Posted on Apr 02, 2010
I cant insert a memory card into the camera. the littel switch that checks to see if it is locked will not retract to let my card slide all the way down. I did manage to get a micro card adapter to go in all the way and the micro card works. I now just remove the micro sd from the adapter and put it in a micro adapter un my PC to pull pics. The adapter stays in the camera. Sucks, because Wolf camera bimbos just said we can send it off and get it fixed, for 178$ and 6 to 8 weeks.
Posted on Oct 28, 2008
After nearly a year of "repair," NIKON has replaced the camera with a factory refurbished D50. It was in for repairs three times with my local authorized repair facility and then three times with NIKON. Each time, it would come back "fixed" and "checked" only to have me reproduce the problem within a week....very frustrating for me and confusing to the repair shops
I believe the original diagnosis was correct, "communication problem between the card reader and circuit board." Of course, this is rather general and covers everything that could be wrong. I also believe that the process of tracking cameras in for repair contributed to the false belief that the camera was repaired. If I was to remove the battery for an extended period of time (24 hours), the camera would come back to life and work...for a while. I believe this is the process of the repair shops (local and NIKON) -- remove lens, card, and battery then attach these only for diagnosis and testing. While waiting for repair, everything is removed, the technician is unable to find anything wrong when he puts everything together.
Finally, NIKON gave up trying to fix this camera and sent the replacement. Unfortunately, I have not used it much since I purchased a replacement DSLR, but whenever I do pull it out, it works!
Bottom line....there is no solution for this problem other than replacement.
Posted on Oct 28, 2008
U need to repair your card box in which memory card is put contact your nearer camera repairer
Posted on Nov 29, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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