I just searched the forum for this and poured through nine pages of hits. None addressed my problem, which is:
Wherever the battery icon is supposed to appear on the D7000, nothing is there ... just a blank space. And the "Battery Info" menu option in Setup is greyed out. When I try to select it, I get the message, "This option is not available with current settings."
Page 35 of the manual says that no icon is displayed in the control panel when the camera is powered by the optional EP-5B power connector and EH-5a AC adapter and that a little electrical plug icon appears instead. But no such icon appears.
I'm powering the camera with the regular Nikon battery that came with the camera. I don't have the extra battery grip either.
I've tried changing the battery order back and forth but still no battery indicator.
Oh, I forgot ... the little electrical plug <i>does</i> appear in the monitor when I press the "Info" button. That's the only place it appears. But again, I don't have that adapter.
I've searched the manual, the net, and Google. No one else seems to have this problem. Or they're not posting about it.
The camera is a refurbished model and so far everything else seems to work fine.
#1. "RE: No battery level indicator" In response to Reply # 0
Lake Stevens, US
Sounds to me like you have a problem with the camera or the battery. Take it in to a regular camera shop and see if they will let you try a different battery in your camera and see if that is the problem, then again, try the battery in a different camera. Even if you try it in a different model of camera that takes the same battery. The D7000, D7100, D600, D800 all take the EN-EL15 battery, so the shop should have something there you can test with.
If it's the battery, then it's a relatively cheap fix. Buy a new battery. If it's a camera problem, even cheaper fix, if it's still under warranty. Send it in to get fixed. If not under warranty, then it might cost a bit.
#3. "RE: No battery level indicator" In response to Reply # 1
Yes, it probably is either the camera or the battery. I'll try your suggestions tomorrow.
An interesting turn of events since my first post ... last night, during a shoot, "Err 47" began blinking in the Control Panel and the shutter wouldn't fire. I turned the camera off and took the battery and memory card out. Put them back in and the camera wouldn't come on at all.
Hopefully, a new battery will be the answer. If not, I may be out of luck. I bought the thing off eBay and no warranty card came in the box :/