Brian, I did pay attention to the green dot and it did not come on but like I said when I replied above, the camera did not make the hunting focus sound. It just seemed dead when you pressed the shutter release. Usually you press it half way and it has that "trying to lock focus sound" and it didnt' do that either. Like I said it did nothing at all.
I have to say it was quite annoying when you're trying to get some good shots of a birthday party. My grandson was 3 so he's definitely not standing still to wait for a camera to wake up.
Thanks for any help. There have been a few issues with this D7000. One other issue is that the LCD will read "E" for memmory card slot sometimes and its not empty. I have to take the memory card out and re-insert it and then we can continue. I thought I had a bad memory card so I took the card back and replaced it. No, it still does it once in a while. Usually after you have taken quite a few pictures it will not let you take a picture and you look at the LCD and there's the "E".
Thats what I thought had happened yesterday but it wasn't. Thanks for any help.