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Biker Bill Gold Member Nikonian since 01st Nov 2009Tue 16-Apr-13 07:55 PM
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"MB-D11 switches battery use"


Lakeville, US
          

When I set up my D7000 and MB-D11 to use battery in the battery pack first, it appears to switch back and forth and uses both batteries in a random order. When I am done shooting at the end of the day both batteries show that they are partially run down. It has also started to have a problem showing both batteries in the menu and I need to move the base to get it to show. The battery seems loose in the holder. The camera also seems to have no power at times. It works fine with out the MB-D11 on. How ca I check connection and who can repair.
Thanks for any response to my problem.

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four eighty sparky Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Apr 2011Wed 17-Apr-13 04:03 AM
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#1. "RE: MB-D11 switches battery use"
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Swap the batteries around and see if the issue persists. I'm sure Nikon can fix it.

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Biker Bill Gold Member Nikonian since 01st Nov 2009Fri 19-Apr-13 09:21 AM
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#8. "RE: MB-D11 switches battery use"
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Lakeville, US
          

Thank you but changing batteries had same results. I will try electrical tape to tighten the battery in the holder.

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Anton Bruwer Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Nov 2012Wed 17-Apr-13 08:33 AM
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Wed 17-Apr-13 08:35 AM by Anton Bruwer

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>When I set up my D7000 and MB-D11 to use battery in the
>battery pack first... The battery seems loose in the holder.

The battery being "loose" in the holder is a known problem with the MB-D11.

A simple fix is to wedge it with one or two small pieces of paper or a more permanent fix is to glue a small sheet of plastic to the holder.

I have no idea whether this may be the (partial?) cause for the issues that you are experiencing but eliminating the possibility is a start.

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Bravozulu Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Jun 2012Thu 18-Apr-13 03:56 AM
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#3. "RE: MB-D11 switches battery use"
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Los Angeles, US
          

My home is 3 miles from the beach, and so I've seen a connection problem between lens and D7000 a few times. I know it is caused by corrosion, so every few months I swab the gold contacts on the rear of the lens, and inside the mirror box on the body. I use electrical contact cleaner.

The symptom I see is a failure for AF preferences to show up in the Control Panel. Cleaning the contacts eliminates this in a flash.

My MB-D11 is too new and has never acted up. But I give it the same treatment on the grip electrical contact and on the mating contacts on the underside of the camera body. There is a lot of crud in the air, and I live in a big city, and not far from a Freeway.

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Biker Bill Gold Member Nikonian since 01st Nov 2009Fri 19-Apr-13 09:17 AM
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#6. "RE: MB-D11 switches battery use"
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Lakeville, US
          

Thank you for taking the time to help.

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Biker Bill Gold Member Nikonian since 01st Nov 2009Fri 19-Apr-13 09:19 AM
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#7. "RE: MB-D11 switches battery use"
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Thank you I always thought this was the case but saw no mention of it anywhere.

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Biker Bill Gold Member Nikonian since 01st Nov 2009Fri 19-Apr-13 09:23 AM
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#9. "RE: MB-D11 switches battery use"
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Thank you I will try to tighten battery in holder with electrical tape when I return for my weekend soot.

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Tucsonmr2 Registered since 08th Nov 2012Tue 23-Apr-13 11:03 PM
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#10. "RE: MB-D11 switches battery use"
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As mentioned earlier, use a small piece of paper on either side of the battery in between the holder it will stop the battery moving (very little but still there)
i found my battery draining much quicker before i did this simple mod. its now much better and doesnt make a rattle when shaking the camera.
te reason your battery probably keeps swapping around is probably due to loosing contact with the battery in the grip (becaue it moves around in the grip), so it switches to the one in the body.

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esandy Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Nov 2011Thu 18-Apr-13 04:35 PM
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#4. "RE: MB-D11 switches battery use"
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Wichita Falls, US
          

It sounds like the battery is losing connection in the MB-D11 forcing the camera to use the battery in the camera grip. My battery used to move in the holder. I cured the problem with 3 layers of electrical tape across the clip in the holder where the back of the battery sits. This forces the battery to sit square in the holder and press firmly into the contacts.

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Biker Bill Gold Member Nikonian since 01st Nov 2009Fri 19-Apr-13 09:16 AM
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#5. "RE: MB-D11 switches battery use"
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Lakeville, US
          

Thank you for replying. I belive this is the problem and will try this when I get back from my weekend shoot.

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