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nakedlunch02

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nakedlunch02 Registered since 01st Jun 2012
Sat 23-Jun-12 12:58 AM | edited Sat 23-Jun-12 12:58 AM by nakedlunch02

Hey all, I purchased a used D50 was told it was working when stored. Long story short I tried charging the battery, purchased 3 new batteries, tried to reset camera, cleaned battery contacts also. If anyone has run into this and has a fix, please let me know, or point me in the right direction. I am obviously trying to avoid sending it back to Nikon. Thanks in Advance

blw

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#1. "RE: D50 No power" | In response to Reply # 0

blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004
Sat 23-Jun-12 03:00 AM

Sounds like your first thing is to discuss with the seller. A trip to Nikon is highly likely to cost as much as, or more than another D50.

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MEMcD

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#2. "RE: D50 No power" | In response to Reply # 0

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Sat 23-Jun-12 11:57 AM

Hi Mark,

The seller should have tested the camera before they sold it to you.
It sounds like you have already tried all of the usual fixes.
When you reset the camera did you use the reset button on the bottom of the body?
If so, return the camera to the seller.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

nakedlunch02

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#3. "RE: D50 No power" | In response to Reply # 2

nakedlunch02 Registered since 01st Jun 2012
Sat 23-Jun-12 03:27 PM

Sorry, I failed to mention The no power issue was already known before purchase, I only paid $40. From what I have seen on google, this no power issue seems to be a common issue with the D series, but no one has posted a "fix" or what the actual problem is yet. Thanks for your replies.

Asgard

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#4. "RE: D50 No power" | In response to Reply # 0

Asgard Administrator He is your Chief Guardian Angel at the Helpdesk and knows a lot about a lot Nikonian since 07th Apr 2004
Sat 23-Jun-12 03:49 PM

Remove the batteries from the camera and clean the metal battery contacts inside of the battery compartment and on the battery with a q-tip and alcohol. The connection is very critical and a very small amount of residue or dust can inhibit the power transfer.

Also, check how well the battery door shuts and if necessary adjust the metal contacts by gently prying them with a small screw driver to increase the tension.

Gerold - Nikonian in East Frisia
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MEMcD

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#5. "RE: D50 No power" | In response to Reply # 3

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Sat 23-Jun-12 03:51 PM

Hi Mark,

Electronic components while extremely reliable can fail at any time for any reason.
There is an internal problem with the camera.
It could be anything from a loose electrical connector to a failed circuit board or boards.
While camera malfunctions are not common, the Internet makes it appear that way.
For every camera that fails there are hundreds if not thousands that continue to work perfectly that are never mentioned on the Internet.
If you want the camera fixed, send it to a Nikon Authorized Repair Station or Nikon Service and they will diagnose the problem and provide an estimate for the cost of the repair. You can then decide if the camera is worth getting repaired or if it would be cheaper to replace.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

nakedlunch02

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#6. "RE: D50 No power" | In response to Reply # 4

nakedlunch02 Registered since 01st Jun 2012
Sat 23-Jun-12 03:51 PM

Already tried cleaning the contacts as stated in original post, and the reset button on the bottom of the camera,as well as the 2 green reset buttons. Thanks for your reply

Asgard

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#7. "RE: D50 No power" | In response to Reply # 6

Asgard Administrator He is your Chief Guardian Angel at the Helpdesk and knows a lot about a lot Nikonian since 07th Apr 2004
Sat 23-Jun-12 03:58 PM | edited Sat 23-Jun-12 03:59 PM by Asgard

What about adjusting the metal contacts by gently prying them with a small screw driver to increase the tension ?

Gerold - Nikonian in East Frisia
Eala Freya Fresena

nakedlunch02

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#8. "RE: D50 No power" | In response to Reply # 7

nakedlunch02 Registered since 01st Jun 2012
Sat 23-Jun-12 05:57 PM

Yes, I've tried that too, I can see on the brand new batteries the scuff marks where the contacts are touching.

Asgard

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#9. "RE: D50 No power" | In response to Reply # 8

Asgard Administrator He is your Chief Guardian Angel at the Helpdesk and knows a lot about a lot Nikonian since 07th Apr 2004
Sun 24-Jun-12 09:53 AM

Then I see no other way as to send it to a Nikon Authorized Repair Station or Nikon Service.

Gerold - Nikonian in East Frisia
Eala Freya Fresena

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