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Brand new D60: This battery cannot be used.

Hello. I've just opened my brand new D60 and having charged the battery the camera posts the following message: ''This battery cannot be used. Choose battery designated for use in this camera.'' We own another D60 in the family and the new battery works in the old camera but the old battery doesn't work in the new camera. This suggests to me that the battery isn't the problem afterall. Is there something else we could try.

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  • msiclegg Jul 25, 2009

    Thanks for the comments. The battery is NIKON lithium ion as supplied int new box.
    It works in an identical D60 camera so I'm pretty sure it is the correct one.
    The suggestion to change the battery mode could be a useful one. The only problem is the machine won't let me change any settings because the battery is incorrect. Is there any way of checking the settings?

  • msiclegg Jul 25, 2009

    Ac power? The only other cable supplied is a pc cable which doesn't seem to provide power. I can find sn ac slot on the camera either?



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Yep ...look in the menu ...of the camera ..and select the type of battery u are using ..there are 2 kinds of batteries of them are alkaline ...and the other I'm not sure ..probably nickel or lithium ..or something like that ...anyway there are choices there ..and you just have to try 'am one by one ...
it will also accept only high quality non chargeable ones ..even if they work in other device this kinda cameras it will see 'em as empty if they arent great in quality and amperage ...

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    Catalin Turcu Jul 25, 2009

    D60 uses the same Nikon EN-EL9 Lithium-Ion (1000 mAh at 7.4 V) as its
    predecessors. Nikon claims a fully charged EN-EL9 carries sufficient
    juice to power the D60 through up to 500 exposures (with the kit lens
    mounted and VR engaged, occasional flash use, and regular LCD image
    The (included) Nikon MH-23 charger needs about 90 minutes to fully recharge the battery.

  • Catalin Turcu
    Catalin Turcu Jul 25, 2009

    open it with the ac charger on...

  • jawadmund
    jawadmund Sep 15, 2012

    This battery cannot be used Choose battery designated for use in this camera

  • jawadmund
    jawadmund Sep 15, 2012

    This battery cannot be used Choose battery designated for use in this camera



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