Nikon D70 Blinking Green Light of Death

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Robert Haar, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. Robert Haar

    Robert Haar Guest

    I have a D70 that I haven't used since I got a D200 about two months ago. I
    got it out to take as a second camera, but it isn't working. I did some web
    searching and found a few references to a similar situation described as the
    Blinking Green Light of Death and to a service notice on Nikon's web site.

    The symptoms are that the camera won't turn on normally and the green LED on
    the back side (called the memory card access lamp in the manual) is blinking
    about once per second. If I remove the memory card, the flashing stops but
    the camera still does not turn on properly. I tried two different batteries,
    freshly charged ad thee different memory cards that I have used before.

    Nikon's service bulletin says to send the camera back to them.

    I can do that but wonder if there is any other way to reset the camera.
    Also, is there something that I did that triggered this?

    When I put the camera away, I removed the battery. It sat for about two
    months that way.
    Robert Haar, Aug 1, 2006
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  2. It appears your D70 does not like being neglected, or to play second
    fiddle to the D200 :^)
    Little Green Eyed Dragon, Aug 1, 2006
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  3. Robert Haar

    Bill Guest

    If it's the BGLOD issue, Nikon will fix it for free since it's a known
    issue with a "service advisory" (you can get a PDF document to print out
    and send with the camera to get free service).

    I've read good nothing but good reports about Nikon taking care of this
    There are two reset options for the camera, but I doubt they will help
    with this issue.
    If it's the BGLOD issue, then no - the cause is a poor circuit board
    connection inside the camera.
    That won't cause any problems - it's how the camera is shipped in the
    first place, and how it should be stored.
    Bill, Aug 2, 2006
  4. Robert Haar

    Isaiah Beard Guest

    According to what is being said about this in discussion forums, the
    problem is with a faulty printed circuit board, or a connector to one of
    those boards. It's a defective hardware issue, therefore not something
    that a simple reset will fix.

    And considering Nikon considers this a recognized defect with a specific
    batch of cameras manufactured during a certain time period, it is highly
    unlikely that something you did caused this.
    Isaiah Beard, Aug 2, 2006
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