MBD200 Acting Really Strange on my D200
My MBD200 battery grip is acting strange on my D200. When I place two batteries in it, it randomly shows either both or only one battery when I open up the battery screen in the settings menu. If I shake the camera, the rear green ready light turns on (as if I had just installed a battery); also randomly shows a light meter display on the top LCD. When I turn the D200 on, everything appears to be working per the top LCD, but the rear menu buttons don't work. I have to either shake or squeeze the camera to get it to work properly. Also, a dark line momentarily appears on the rear LCD toward the bottom before the rest of the info displays.
I cleaned the contacts of all three batteries as well as the contacts in the D200 body (also cleaned the contacts inside and outside the MBD200), still acts goofy. I think this has something to do with the battery pack as there don't seem to be any problems when I insert a single battery in the camera body.
Also, when I'm able to pull up battery info on the rear screen it tells me that the batteries are still in new condition.
For the past 4 or 5 moths I have been using the D200 without the MBD200 for a studio project. This issue with the battery pack started yesterday when I installed the battery pack onto the D200 for the first time in over 4 or 5 months.
Is it time to replace my MBD200 or D200, or is there any easy fix to this?
p.s. The batteries snap in very well and the door closes well on the MBD200.
#1. "RE: MBD200 Acting Really Strange on my D200" | In response to Reply # 0MEMcD Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Sun 14-Jul-13 11:44 AM
It sound like the problem is caused by an intermittent connection.
It could be between the body and the MB-D200, a loose wire or connector, or a broken board inside the MB-D200.
The contacts between the body and the MB-D200 would be the most likely cause.
Did you use DeOxit on the contacts?
#3. "RE: MBD200 Acting Really Strange on my D200" | In response to Reply # 2no57 Nikonian since 26th Feb 2004Mon 15-Jul-13 02:50 AM
>Thanks Marty! Actually, all I did was clean the contacts the
>old fashioned way with a pencil eraser.
Which contacts did you clean with a pensil eraser? The ones inside the battery compartment in the D200 are pretty small and close together. Would the pencil eraser be able to make contact with each one individually?
#4. "RE: MBD200 Acting Really Strange on my D200" | In response to Reply # 3Mon 15-Jul-13 10:26 PM
>>Thanks Marty! Actually, all I did was clean the contacts
>>old fashioned way with a pencil eraser.
> Which contacts did you clean with a pensil eraser? The ones
>inside the battery compartment in the D200 are pretty small
>and close together. Would the pencil eraser be able to make
>contact with each one individually?
You are absolutely correct! I went through three pencils trying to clean the inside chamber! I was able to reach the inside contacts with a sharper edge eraser. Not an easy task!