My D70 is about 2 yr old and worked fine on a recent trip. When I got home, I tried to transfer pictures from my camera to my mac using a usb cable. When it didn't work I notices the lcd no longer displays the number of pictures remaining on the card, there is no green light when the card is inserted and I can't view photos on the screen. It's as though the card reader in the camera is broken. I tried to reset the camera with the two green buttons and the one on the bottom of the camera, neither of which worked. I have a card reader at the office so I'll check the integrity of the card tomorrow.
Any suggestions short of sending the camera to Nikon? The thing cost $1200 and for that you'd think it would work longer. Are the other DSLR's by Nikon any more reliable?
No point fighting with communication technology. I remove CF card and use it in a card reader to transfer images. Downside here is possible risk to pins. $200 for your repair isn't too bad actually... it is a NIKON. That's like a BMW!!!
A lot of D70s seem to be displaying problems with the compression board (interface between camera and memory card I believe). Too many.
First sign is often CHA appearing intermittently in top LCD panel and a system lockup, temporarily resolved by removing and reinserting the card. The only solution is a Nikon repair as you had.
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Try removing theSD memory card from your camera and inserting the SD memory card into an USBmemory card reader then connect the USB card reader into the USB port of aworking computer. The computer will see this USB card reader and SD memory cardas an external storage device. You can open the camera photo folder and copythe photos to your computer.
Try the alternate way of transferring the pictures to your computer instead of using cable.
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. Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. Just drag&drop pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files.
How are you transferring pictures with the other cards? Are you using a
USB cable and plugging the camera into the PC? If not, how are you
doing it. Let me know the answer... I have some suggestions for you.
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Sounds like you are not tackling this the right way.
The proper way is to connect your camera using a USB to mini-D connector direct to the laptop. Use the Import facility to transfer the images to a folder.
Failing that, you don't Copy and Paste, you Right Click Drag.
Insert the SD Card into the laptop slot or a Card Reader to USB. Open File Explorer. Click on the SD card at the bottom of the left hand pane. Highlight the images you want in the right pane, either individually, or multiple (hold down CTRL key, click each one, or hold down SHIFT key, click beginning of block and then end of block of images). Now the clever stuff, Right Click and Drag the images to the folder on the left of the two panes, release the Right Click and choose Copy Here, or Move Here.
I would transfer all the images to your laptop, Format the SD Card in the Camera, and then transfer any images back to the camera if you need, but really, the SD card should be for capturing the images and the computer hard drive for storage, plus backups to Memory Sticks or External Hard Drive.
You can also try using Windows to Repair the Drive (SD Card). Right Click on the SD Card, Properties, Tools, Check for Errors.
There is a good chance that the iris is stuck shut. Try tapping the side of the camera lightly to try and release it. If the camera can show you old pictures that are currently stored correctly, I would suspect the iris.
Your pics should be still there until you take more pics and overwrite them. Just remember not to take any more pics on that card just yet.
It's no problem at all to get them back. As an example, try the below linked freeware program. It's tiny to download (a little over 1meg), and very easy to use. You'll have your pics back in ten minutes after reading this: http://www.download.com/Art-Plus-Digital-Photo-Recovery/3000-12511_4-10778073.html?tag=lst-1
Note that if this doesn't work directly with your camera, to then try it using a card reader.
If the photos are important the first thing you want to do is get a memory card reader and use it to get the pictures off the card. A SD card reader can be found for about $5 bucks online and it will let you simply COPY and paste the pictures onto a folder on your computer. Make sure you COPY and not CUT because in case something goes wrong during the transfer you won't lose your precious photos.
It is possible that the camera driver is corrupted or deleted on your computer. Honestly it is not worth the hassle to deal with the camera drivers... it is much easier (and faster) to transfer the photos using a card reader.
If this is the second card to fault this does suggest a camera write/read problem.
Contact Fuji tech support with this, there may be an on going issue. Also if the camera is young a 'swap out service may be possible if it out of warranty.
If it is a nono dont trash it some on on this list is looking for Fuji Parts