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Nikon D70 Digital camera

I am having a problem with a Nikon D70. All of a sudden, it will not power off and the only way to shut it completely down is to remove the batteries. Any ideas. Hasn't been dropped, wet or mishandled in any way. thanks for any input

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Re: Nikon D70 Digital camera

More than likely you have a defective switch, which should only be replaced by a Nikon authorized repair facility, since opening the camera to repair / replace it yourself would void the warranty. If you can't find your warranty papers, warranty information is available from

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Laptop running Windows7 previously mounted Nikon D70 (camera) as Mass Storage Device but, stopped recognising it. Camera sees laptop?

Consider NOT connecting your camera to your computer.

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program such as Windows Photo Gallery or Nikon Transfer.

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I have a Nikon d70 SLR. I had this camera completely cleaned and tuned up 3 months ago. Recently I can not take pictures. The battery powers the camera, but the shutter wont engage. An "error" message...

Read the manual on how to do a two-button reset. Also: from the nNikon Support Page on the D70::
It has come to our attention that select electrical components in a limited number of D70 cameras may, in some instances, fail affecting camera performance and/or operability.
While only a limited number of D70 cameras are affected by this advisory, if (1) when a memory card is inserted, your D70's memory card access lamp blinks, locking camera operations and preventing operation, or (2) with no memory card inserted, the camera will not turn on despite the battery indicator showing a fully charged battery, Nikon Inc. will service it free of charge.
To obtain complimentary service for cameras affected by this advisory, please click the link below to download and print the Service Return Form. The Service Return Form provides return instructions.
The Frequently Asked Questions button at the bottom of this page offers more information about this advisory and, should you have more questions, also provides information about how to contact Nikon.
We apologize for any inconvenience you may experience.

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Camera will not power up changed battery just went dead Nikon D70

Fixing a Dead Nikon D70 - Green Blinking Light My first-generation Nikon D70, which I bought the day it was released to the market a few years back, died on me a few months ago. Without a card in it, it won't start, and when you insert a CF card in the slot, the green data-access indicator flashes on and off. If I hold down the Menu button, the menu flashes on and off along with the green LED.
d70_87x1.jpgAs it turns out, this is a known problem with the original Nikon D70 cameras, and Nikon USA has a service bulletin out on the camera body. They'll repair it free of charge.
So, if you have the same problem, visit this service bulletin page, click on the D70, and you can access a PDF file that you'll need to print, fill out and send to Nikon along with your camera body. Be sure to take your camera strap off and remove the battery, and don't send any lenses or other accessories.
Mine's on it's way to Nikon now - they say the turnaround is five days (plus shipping time).

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Nikon D70 On/Off switch will not turn the camera off.

Hi, The problem with your camera is the power switch under the top cover needs to be repaired Or replaced by a camera repair tec, I have repaired this problem many times, Not a quick fix.

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Hmmmm, sounds like a memory card problem.

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Have you tested the battery in case it shorted out?

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Noe at all except to contact Nikon for advice you may have damaged lens or camera

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Nikon D70

i think is power board dcdc converter board has been faulted or somewhere there is a short circuit , you do one thing remove the lens and put the camera on manual setting push the mirror upwards with finger and make on the camera if you feel a loading if not some time its main moter drive board goes else i will purchase the camera in dead condition tell me the rate thanks

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These lines are normal. See the last paragraph on page 8 of the D70 manual.

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