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D800 lost power while shooting

tyoung2010

CA
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tyoung2010 Registered since 09th Dec 2012
Sun 09-Dec-12 09:05 PM

hello all, I need serious help. I just arrived in Cancun, Mexico and was on the bus to the resort taking photos, when all of a sudden, no power. LCD screen is blank. I changed batteries but nothing. I sent a message to Nikon but they are closed right now... please help!!!!

EricBarney

US
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#1. "RE: D800 lost power while shooting" | In response to Reply # 0

EricBarney Registered since 02nd Oct 2012
Sun 09-Dec-12 09:07 PM

You will probably need to supply a bit more information. Does anything show on the control panel? (The LCD screen on top of the body) Does it show the available capacity and type of memory card in the camera? If not, try switching out memory cards. That information is always displayed even with the camera off.

tyoung2010

CA
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#2. "RE: D800 lost power while shooting" | In response to Reply # 1

tyoung2010 Registered since 09th Dec 2012
Sun 09-Dec-12 11:56 PM

No....as i posted in the original post, that the LCD screen is blank, there is nothing....

gpoole

Farmington Hills, US
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#3. "RE: D800 lost power while shooting" | In response to Reply # 0

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Mon 10-Dec-12 12:10 AM

I had the same thing happen to my D800e about 6 weeks after purchase. When I looked in my bag a day after shooting t was completely dead. Nothing I could do would reset it. Had to send it to Nikon for repair. Obviously a warranty problem, but also a PITA. Fortunately I had a backup.

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DAJolley

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#4. "RE: D800 lost power while shooting" | In response to Reply # 3

DAJolley Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Dec 2007
Mon 10-Dec-12 01:12 AM

Gary,
Better not tell him about all the things that went wrong after that. It would really spoil his vacation.
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gpoole

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#5. "RE: D800 lost power while shooting" | In response to Reply # 4

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Mon 10-Dec-12 01:39 AM

Dave,

Seeing the next round of problems ended up being self inflicted, I don't think the OP should worry about them.

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tyoung2010

CA
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#6. "RE: D800 lost power while shooting" | In response to Reply # 5

tyoung2010 Registered since 09th Dec 2012
Mon 10-Dec-12 02:45 AM

Well the good thing is that I have my D300s with me as well, and my old D60, so I still have 2 cameras, 2 flashes and 2 lenses... but I am so pissed, I had plans on getting some amazing landscape photos with it.

Timeshifte

Dayton, US
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Timeshifte Gold Member Nikonian since 10th May 2012
Mon 10-Dec-12 04:23 AM

Try removing the lens and see if it will turn on. There is a chip in most lenses that will shut down the camera if it shorts out.If it turns on then try another lens. Good luck !

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RIW

Kings Lynn, UK
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#9. "RE: D800 lost power while shooting" | In response to Reply # 0

RIW Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Jan 2009
Mon 10-Dec-12 09:51 PM

Hi,

It sounds like the problem with my D3S at 4 months old or so. Totally dead from one shot to the next. Nikon replaced the circuit board as far as I can tell. Within two days of having it and their being back from a break last Christmas. So obviously it was not a mystery or complicated for them. Like new thereafter.

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