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Nikon d70 green led stays on

Hey guys my nikon comes up with "For" where the number of pics should be and the green led light in bottom right it was focusing but it wouldnt click and i tried switching lenses the same i does everything like its going to work also when i press menu or any other the hour glass comes up and it takes a while for the screen to appear

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If green LED is blinking constantly when camera is turned on, this is a known problem with D70. Upgrade camera firmware from nikonusa.com website.

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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.

Sep 03, 2010 | Nikon D70s Digital Camera

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Nikon offers Free Repairs on the D70, D2H, F55


Nikon has posted the following notice on its Support page for the D70 / D2H / F55 cameras:


" It has come to our attention that electronic components related to exposure control in some D70 cameras may, on rare occasions, fail.
Should you experience this problem with your D70 camera, Nikon will replace the associated components free of charge even if the camera’s warranty has already expired. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you may have suffered because of this problem."

To check if your camera has failed due this reason, please read the symptom description as follows:

How can I identify if my camera is faulty?
With a memory card inserted: The green memory card access lamp blinks continuously and camera does not respond to any controls.
With no memory card inserted: The camera will not turn on despite the battery indicator showing a fully charged battery.

How can I contact Nikon on-line?
You must be registered for Nikon support. Make sure that all your personal details are registered in full and are up to date, as these will be used if you return your product to us. You must also register your D70 and serial number.


1. Register for Nikon Support.
If you are not registered for Nikon Support, create a new account. If you already have an account, check that your personal details are up to date and that you have registered your product and serial number. To do this, login and click the ‘My Account’ tab, then click the ‘Profile’ sub-button. When finished, click the ‘Save’ button at the bottom of the page.
2. Submit your Question
Click the ‘Ask a Question’ tab near the top of the page and fill in the required fields, please add the words ‘D70 notice’ to the ‘Title’ field and add your comments to the ‘Question’ field.
When you have finished, click the ‘Submit Question Button’ and then you will be asked to click the ‘Finish Submitting Question’ button on the last page.
We will endeavour to answer your question as soon as possible.

NIKON Support:
http://nikoneurope-en.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/nikoneurope_en.cfg/php/enduser/std_alp.php?p_sid=yHTDQxQh

on Apr 06, 2010 | Cameras

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Nikon d70 made a folder incorrect


You can download a memory card file recovery software that should let you get to the files. You need to go to the website of the company that made the card and get their software. (Sandisk, Kingston, Transcend, ...etc.) It may cost you money, depending on the card you bought. For instance, the software comes free with Sandisk CF Extreme III's, but not with the regular speed cards. This won't always work, but it usually does. I always format my cards on the PC every time I transfer. You have to format again when you put them into the camera though, so plan ahead before you go shoot.

Aug 19, 2009 | Nikon D70s Digital Camera

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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, http://nikonusa.com/Service-And-Support/Service-Advisories/D70-Service-Advisory.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).

May 28, 2009 | Nikon D70s Digital Camera

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Received an r05 notation on the number of exposure box of my Nikon D70. What does this mean? There is not annotation to such an error notice in the manual.


It's simply telling you that you can take five more pics in a burst before the buffer fills up. It's not an error, it's supposed to do that.

It's only a problem if it gets to r00 and stays there.

May 12, 2009 | Nikon D70 Body Only Digital Camera

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Nikon D70 lens won't let me shoot


Remove the lens being careful not to get dirt/dust in the camera(very important).

Clean the metal contacts around the lens and on the camera where the lens and camera meet. Your error sounds like a lens communication error.

Again!!! Do Not Get dust/dirt/moisture/ anything in the camera.

Apr 03, 2009 | Nikon D70s Digital Camera with 18-200mm...

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My nikon d70 gives me a "For" error


If green LED is blinking constantly when camera is turned on, this is a known problem with D70. Upgrade camera firmware from nikonusa.com website.

May 09, 2008 | Nikon D70s Digital Camera

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Nikon D70 flah not working, used to


I had this problem a while back, but was fortunate to get it fixed under warantee as it was less than six months after Nikon repaired my D70 for the "blinking green light of death" fault.

I'm afraid this is a repair job for Nikon or an autorized workshop. It is most likley the flash tube. If you fancy taking your camera apart (I warn you it would be a fairly difficult job) then please be aware that you may get a significant electric shock from the flash capacitor, which will remain charged.

Feb 18, 2008 | Nikon D70 Digital Camera with 18-70mm Lens

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Nikon D70 Help


I don't think there is really any such thing as a 100% "natural picture". What your eyes see and what film or a sensor "see" are not the same. All photos are manipulated to some degree whether it be from the type of film or the digital "modes" you use. If you would have shot with a film such as Velvia, the greens may have been more "stellar" or maybe too green. There are a number of settings you can use to get the results more to your liking with a D70, or shoot NEF and post process to your liking. Your exposure will make a difference so you may want to bracket.

Sep 14, 2005 | Nikon D70 Digital Camera

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