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I got interupted by a power glitch while I was emailing you. Don't know if I got through so will start again. My D70 Nikon will not let me shoot a picture and displays the letters CHG in the window on top of the camera. I've not seen this before and don't have my instruction book with me as I'm traveling. I changed the battery and that didn't help--battery is fully charged. I changed the card and that allowed me to take a couple of photos, then same message. Can you help me through email or phone. I really need the camera for a shoot this weekend at class reunion.

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  • drcarolmcken Aug 12, 2008

    Please advise asap. I am not near a camera store and will not be for several days.

  • drcarolmcken Aug 13, 2008

    Cards are always formatted once upload is complete. These are all formatted and working cards.

  • drcarolmcken Aug 13, 2008

    Your solution is not acceptable since all cards have been formatted.

  • drcarolmcken Aug 14, 2008

    My camera shows the letters CHG in the window on top of the camera. It will not allow me to depress the button to take the photo. It will not focus or take.

    My cards are always formatted once upload is complete.

    Occasionally I can fool it by taking out the card and putting in another. That is good for only 2 or 3 photos, however.

  • drcarolmcken Aug 14, 2008

    The cards have all been used in the camera before, so they are compatible. One card is 1GB, another is 128mb and a third is 32mb. Is there any setting in the camera that I need to adjust perhaps? I haven't changed anything since the last successful shoot.

  • drcarolmcken Aug 15, 2008

    I'm afraid you may be right. Thank you

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Your camera is broken. Either one of the CF connector pins is mashed or there's an electical failure.try to check it properly if you can or Either way, it's a job for Nikon.

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Dear,
this msg belongs to memory card. either with the cards or with the slot of camera.
memory card slot pins can be checked for dirt inside of pins not connecting properly..
moreover, here are some comment of people that face this problem, here it is discribed the type of memory card usage.
try to check it
http://photo.net/nikon-camera-forum/00J1fr
regards

dont forget to rate it, if functional

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It looks like an issue about your memory card, if you have formatted the card and had the same problem, then you may want to replace it, a user used 2 GB Kingston ELITE PRO 50x and never had the error anymore.

Nikon D70 CHF fix

hope this helps

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DO you have a manual for your unit?

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    Matt Jurach Aug 12, 2008

    It is actually an error message generated by your compact flash and means that the card is no longer readable. A lot of D70 owners have reported this error without being able to find another solution other than reinserting the card or changing the card to a different brand or sometimes a smaller capacity. In my D70s I use Sandisk Extreme III memory and, knock on wood, have not yet had this error. You could also try cleaning out the memory card slot and check to see that all pins are aligned and not bent.

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    Matt Jurach Aug 12, 2008

    Also, what size is the card (or are the two cards) that you have tried so far? Over 1GB?

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    Matt Jurach Aug 12, 2008

    Nikon Customer Support is also very helpful, and might know of a specific solution.
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  • Matt Jurach
    Matt Jurach Aug 13, 2008

    Formatted or not, some cards simply are not compatible with Nikon cameras, particularly the D70. Even though the card works fine elsewhere, it might be incompatible or troublesome with the camera.

    One more thing you might try is updating the camera's firmware to the latest version, 2.00.


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