The message below is similar to the introductory one I wrote last night so apologies if you're reading it a second time. I thought this forum a better place for it.
Unfortunately I arrived here last night after my D2X stopped working, after desperately googling to find a solution.
I was about to transfer the day's photographs to the PC when the camera was disconnected without having been ejected first. It now has no signs of life - the screen is completely blank. If anyone's got any suggestions I'd be tremendously grateful.
The battery was about 80% charged when it happened and I've since fully charged it and tried again. A message appeared on the screen after the USB connector got knocked saying that the transfer was interrupted, did I want to continue (or similar) and I don't know why but I unplugged it instead of clicking yes, as the PC had obviously recognised a momentary interruption. I'm kicking myself so hard about it now!
I've had the camera only a month, having bought it second-hand and fully serviced from a pro-retailer here in London. It's not under warranty, and I suspect that even if it was any damage caused would not be covered.
I guess the best thing is to go back to the dealer I bought it from and get a quote for repair, (if that's possible) but thought I'd ask here first.
Sat 07-Apr-12 07:04 PM | edited Sun 08-Apr-12 12:24 AM by SRFast
Rachael, Sorry to hear about the problem you are experiencing with your newly acquired D2X.
Is there any information displayed on the top LCD screen? Even with with the camera turned off and battery inserted, there should be some informtion displayed, i.e. remaining images the CF card can hold. If there is no info, that isn't a good sign. I would suspect a shorted out circuit board. If you have access to an external power source for the D2X, you could see if that powers up the camera.
In the future, i recommend the use of a CF card reader to tranfer images to your PC. I have always used a card reader just to avoid opening and closing the USB port cover.
Please keep us advised.
Hope this helps...JL
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The BCB had died and was replaced. Made me laught that the note on the repair form simply said 'Dead'. Because it was second-hand when I bought I knew there might be some maintainence / repairs to do at some point but not expecting it so soon!
Loving having it back again and will be photographing a funnylittle building tomorrow. Hoping for some sunshine and that the deep pink blossoms that surrounded the building last week are still in bloom.
I hope part of the expense includes a card reader and a card or two! Camera-to-computer transfer is so slo-o-o-w -- and now it seems, not so safe either!
My Kingston card readers currently cost about $13.50 at Amazon USA. This 19-in-one reader is useful here because I process my husband's photos -- 2 cameras, 2 different cards-- as well as my Nikon and Canon G12 photos (CF card and SDHC). I keep one in the big camera bag, one in my car, and one hooked up to the computer, and have bought them for various friends and relatives. None have ever failed so far as I know.
I figure I'd rather be opening the card compartment, which seems fairly well sealed off from the rest of the camera (it's dusty here) than messing with the USB connection. For one thing there's not much room on the computer table, and there are power cords all over it. And taking pictures off a card is so fast and easy! Stick card in reader, click on "Computer," click on the card drive until pictures are listed, select them all and drag to storage location on hard disk. Thumbs Plus 7 even gives a choice of moving or copying on a drag.