Brand new D70 problem

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Douglas Tourtelot, Mar 24, 2005.

  1. Broken camera or stupid newbie stunt. Took my new D70 out of the box,
    mounted a lens, put a set of fresh lithiums in it and turned it on. The
    language selection screen came up as promised, but the cursor control button
    would not move to another selection nor would the "enter" button select and
    send me on to the clock-set function. Tried both reset modes to no avail.
    Sending it back tomorrow if I can't get it running tonight but would prefer
    to have it fully functional instead<g>.
    Douglas Tourtelot, Mar 24, 2005
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    Tony Hwang Guest

    Is the battery fully charged?
    Tony Hwang, Mar 24, 2005
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  3. 8.7 volts. Should be plenty. Three brand new CR2 lithiums.

    Douglas Tourtelot, Mar 24, 2005
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    Sheldon Guest

    Couldn't wait, eh? I would charge up the battery that comes with it and
    give it another try, including another reset. There could be a problem with
    the CR2's, or the holder for them. I mean, geez. The CR2's cost almost as
    much as a second rechargeable battery.

    If that doesn't do it try giving Nikon a call. Might be something simple.
    Sheldon, Mar 24, 2005
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    Tony Hwang Guest

    I have D70 too. Measuring voltage is not really a good way of checking
    the batteries. Fully charge it and try. Also just try to shoot some
    picture with default menu setting? You got picture?
    Tony Hwang, Mar 24, 2005
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    Tony Hwang Guest

    Also this is general rule I follow when I receive new shipment of
    delicate electronic sutffs such as digicam, videocam or notebook, etc.
    After unpacking it, I just leave it for 24 hours in room temperature.
    Still weather is pretty cold and there can be condensation inside the
    device for an instance. Mean time charge the battery and read the
    manual. Then try it step by step.
    Good luck,
    Tony Hwang, Mar 24, 2005
  7. Okay. I'll charge the battery (shee<g>) and give it another try tomorrow.
    Just in a hurry to use my new camera; maybe not the best plan.

    Douglas Tourtelot, Mar 24, 2005
  8. Yep. Use the "real" battery and it works just like it should<bg>.

    Douglas Tourtelot, Mar 24, 2005
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    Sheldon Guest

    Congrats! Enjoy your new camera, and I guess we've all learned a couple of
    lessons here.

    1. Be patient. It only takes a few hours to charge the battery, almost as
    much time as it takes to review the manual. :)

    2. You cannot measure a battery with a simple voltmeter. You must use a
    real battery checker, and any battery must be tested under load.

    This whole thing also makes me wonder about that CR2 battery holder. I got
    a second rechargeable battery and just put the CR2 adaptor away. The
    battery that comes with the camera is less temperature sensitive, and lasts

    Whatever, have fun.
    Sheldon, Mar 24, 2005
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    Tony Hwang Guest

    When the voltage reading was 8.7V vs. 9.0V and some(3V x 3), I knew
    something was not right.
    Congrats. and enjoy your new toy.
    Tony Hwang, Mar 24, 2005
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    Kitt Guest

    Almost? I bought two of the Chinese knockoffs on E-Bay for under
    twenty bucks and they work just as well as the one that came with it.
    If I recall, the CR2's are about four dollars a piece or more.

    Kitt, Mar 25, 2005
  12. When I bought mine, it was from a dealer who uses one in his studio. I gave him
    my new battery in exchange for his (1 month ond) just charged one. I was up and
    running right away. :)

    Chris Pollard

    CG Internet café, Tagum City, Philippines
    Christopher Pollard, Mar 28, 2005
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    Mick Brown Guest

    My supplier loaned me his battery for a couple of days

    Mick Brown
    Mick Brown, Mar 29, 2005
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