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"CHA" message - will not take picture

I have fully charged my battery for my D70S, however, i keep getting a "CHA" message on the LCD display (where it usually displays the # of pictures left.) I keep charging the battery, but keep getting this message, even on a fully charged battery.

What is the problem? Is my battery just dead (meaning it needs to be replaced)?


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  • barfitness Aug 17, 2008

    I have the same issue and I've switched film cards with my D2H and they work fine. I've tried two different batteries as well.. any idea's.

  • mwieand Aug 29, 2008

    same issue. i have 2 different batteries, one is nikon and the other isnt, and i charged both of them completely (1 hour after light on charger stops blinking).  neither work, both only show the CHA sign on the display.  i also left the camera on for about an hour to see if it would take but it didnt.  help?

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    What is the problem with this camera after you have charged it and it still displays battery exhausted? Not sure if this is a time to replace the battery or some error?



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believe it is the film card. Try a different one.

Posted on Jun 23, 2008


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