Nikon D90 Battery problem....

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Brian, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. Brian

    Brian Guest

    I have a D80 and recently purchased a D90. I seem to be having a problem with the D90 though. I have
    2 Nikon batteries and 2 aftermarket batteries. The aftermarket batteries work fine in the D80 but
    show as almost dead in the D90, even after a full charge. The battery meter in the D80 shows these
    batteries at 100% charge but the D90 won't power up and the battery indicator in the top LCD shows
    their just about dead. Both Nikon batteries work fine in the D90 though. Is this an
    incompatibility ??? I called Nikon but since their aftermarket batteries they won't comment.

    Anyone else run into this problem with aftermarket batteries ?????

    Thanks
    Brian
     
    Brian, Feb 16, 2010
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  2. Brian

    Dave Cohen Guest

    On 2/16/2010 10:51 AM, Savageduck wrote:
    > On 2010-02-16 07:43:34 -0800, Brian <> said:
    >
    >>
    >> I have a D80 and recently purchased a D90. I seem to be having a
    >> problem with the D90 though. I have
    >> 2 Nikon batteries and 2 aftermarket batteries. The aftermarket
    >> batteries work fine in the D80 but
    >> show as almost dead in the D90, even after a full charge. The battery
    >> meter in the D80 shows these
    >> batteries at 100% charge but the D90 won't power up and the battery
    >> indicator in the top LCD shows
    >> their just about dead. Both Nikon batteries work fine in the D90
    >> though. Is this an
    >> incompatibility ??? I called Nikon but since their aftermarket
    >> batteries they won't comment.
    >>
    >> Anyone else run into this problem with aftermarket batteries ?????
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >> Brian

    >
    > The first thing I would check, are the third party batteries EN-EL3 or
    > EN-EL3e equivalents?
    > There may be an issue trying to run a D90 on an EN-EL3, I could be
    > wrong, it is just a thought.
    >
    >

    Maybe!! I know nothing about these cameras or batteries but can
    confidently state there is a problem. They don't indicate a charge or
    work in the problem camera.
    I've seen a problem sort of like this with AA's. The camera wanted part
    of the cell casing on the side to be not insulated. I would carefully
    examine the contacts for some subtle difference but just use the Nikon
    batteries. When it's time for new ones, you many be able to find after
    market that specify the models in question.
     
    Dave Cohen, Feb 16, 2010
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