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Problems with MB-10 battery pack

Zareeba

Stockton-on-Tees, UK
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Zareeba Gold Member Nikonian since 08th Apr 2008
Mon 15-Nov-10 07:32 AM | edited Mon 15-Nov-10 07:36 AM by Zareeba

I used to use the MB-10 battery grip with my D300, then when I got my D700 I put the MB-10 on that. It worked fine with the D300, but norw I find that with the D700 I can't get the shutter button on the grip to fire, or autofocus to work when I partially depress the button. Everything else works fine. As far as I know I've got the settings correct in the shooting bank - any ideas?

jrp

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Mon 15-Nov-10 07:14 AM | edited Mon 15-Nov-10 07:16 AM by jrp

I would make sure the contacts are clean and the battery charged.
The other thing I found out was that you really need to attach it as firmly as possible so it won't move when on a tripod.
Maybe by doing that I also made sure all the contacts were ... in contact.

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ScottChapin

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Mon 15-Nov-10 08:29 AM

I think JRP has the best suggestion, but just to be sure, is the MB-10 switched off when you attach it?

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Powder Springs, GA, USA

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Zareeba

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Zareeba Gold Member Nikonian since 08th Apr 2008
Mon 15-Nov-10 09:12 AM | edited Mon 15-Nov-10 09:24 AM by Zareeba

Thanks, guys - I never thought to check whether it was switched on or off! Duh! As it happens, it was, but although the battery pack was showing on the display, it can't have been fully registering for some reason...probably because it was switched on when I attached it - I switched it off and then back on again, and now it works perfectly.

Often it's the simplest things...

ScottChapin

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ScottChapin Moderator Awarded for his high level skills in various areas, including Aviation and Birds Photography Charter Member
Mon 15-Nov-10 10:43 AM

The problem of having it switched on while attaching has manifested itself in other ways, such as the monitor not working, or the batteries not registering. The fact that the shutter release was not working is a new twist.

Scott Chapin
Powder Springs, GA, USA

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Zareeba

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Zareeba Gold Member Nikonian since 08th Apr 2008
Mon 15-Nov-10 10:53 AM

Been using it for about 3 years now and it's the first time I've had any problems with it - so thanks again for the suggestions - now at least I know what to look tou for!

ajdooley

Waterloo, US
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ajdooley Gold Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006
Mon 15-Nov-10 10:35 PM

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