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Nikon d70 firmware version 2.0

My d70 will focus and flash when there is no card in it. However, if I put a card in it (tried several card,several brands) it will flash "format" but when I do try to format it doesnt work. continues to show that the card needs formatted. May not have anything to do with it but someone may have put a card in it that was formatted for another camera and tried to shoot without trying to format it to the d70.

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  • granny10n6 Feb 02, 2008

    I dont know how to format in the card reader. you're talking to a novice. even fat 16 means nothing to me. Help?

  • granny10n6 Feb 02, 2008

    that didnt cure my problem but I did learn something new so thanks. it still wont work with the card in. Still works with the card out.

  • granny10n6 Feb 02, 2008

    we have used small and large capacity cards in this camera in the past with no problems. the one I tried to format was only a San disc ultra 512. My computer gave me the choice of fat or fat 32 so Im assuming fat is the fat16. I tried both but neither worked. still works without the card but not with.

  • granny10n6 Feb 03, 2008

    up until now I had never formatted the card anywhere but the camera. Thats why I didnt know how to do it on the computer or in the card reader. Since at the moment I couldnt get it to format in the camera I tried the other solution, but it didnt work. And I had always formatted it every time i used it. In the future the thing I have to learn not to do is let my husband use my camera.

    I think he used a card that he had been using in a canon camera. And he doesnt format every time so he probably did not format it to my camera. But I am not sure if that CAUSED the problem with my camera.

  • granny10n6 Feb 03, 2008

    on solid green. Not flashing

  • susanwoolf Oct 30, 2008

    My card will nor read either in my camera or when I try to open the images in my computer. It says card not formatted. Could my card just be full of images? What can I do! Its quite urgent as I need to get some images asap!





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From your question it isn't clear whether or not you are formatting the card in the camera.  Is this how you are formatting it?  If not, you should try doing just that.  
Do not use a computer to format the cards for your camera.  In the future, use only the camera's own formatting and do it after every time you transfer your images to your computer.  In case you don't know how to format the card with the camera, let me know and I will explain it.

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  • nsfbr Feb 03, 2008

    I don't think it possible that an incorrectly formatted, or formatted for another camera, card can hurt your camera.  

    Are you aware of the D70 problem known as the Blinking Green Light of Death (BGLD)?  What you describe is sounding very much like that, but you don't describe the card access light being on or flashing.  Is it?    


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U have card reader stick sd card in that formatt to fat 16 ok for cam if it had hd video use ntfc formatt ok

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    nick helpap Feb 02, 2008


    u have card reader right stick it in usb port then go to mu computer icon ok then in ther u see c drive then cd roms drives then card reader at bottem right clik on the card then format it the formatt u want fat16 if teh format style they use on these ok newer ones they format them in ntfc 3 ways to do it and fat 32 use 1st one fat 16 try that 1st when u format it in the computer ok

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    nick helpap Feb 02, 2008

    what card are uusing maby thuis cam need hdcp card hi capasity one in manaul what card does it say to use are uuseing nikon sd cards made for it may need hi end card not sd but hd verison 4 gb ok

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    nick helpap Feb 02, 2008

    try ntfc is that an option did u upgrade firmware on camera maby go back to old firmware or redo update again



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