Anyone having trouble keeping the rubber door closed on the left side of the body? It's the door for the video out/dc in and other things that pops open each time I grab my camera. I'm careful not to touch the door but it pops opens anyway. I've put a piece of gaffer tape over it for now but I'm looking for a more permanent solution. Anyone use silicone or something similar to seal the door and keep it shut while at the same time being able to access it later if need be? I don't want to glue it shut but I looking for something more permanent that gaffers tape which eventually peels off. I don't know why it opens, I've never opened it or touched it to see what was behind the door. It seems to have a mind of its own. Mark Stephan NAVY
Same problem here -- I rest my hand on that side of the camera when I carry it, and the rubber door always pops open.* On the other hand, I never have the problem other people complain about -- the CF Card door sliding open.
No solution, but I sure don't want to use tape.
*I carry the D700 either with the R-strap or with the Nikon strap turned around so the prism is against my body. That's why I hit the door and it pops open.
KQW, once again thanks for the information. I will buy GE Silicone II and use the toothpick method to seal the rubber door(s). I don't understand why I'm having this problem though. I've owned a D2H for years and never a problem yet it was always a problem with my D1X and it's starting to be a problem with my D700. Mark Stephan NAVY
I had the issue with the door since day one. Apparently it's not an isolated issue with these D700's. I've heard of folks using double sided tape on the inside, gaffers tape on the outside and other various methods. It seems that some folks aren't bothered or their door doesn't pop open.
If I ever have to send my camera in to Nikon, I''ll add this to the issues to address.
I'll do the same. It's annoying to say the least. The gaffer tape works great but it's ugly and leaves no residue when you take it off after it curls up. The silicone solution is more to my liking since I don't use anything inside the door and sealing it is the ideal solution so long as I can open it if and when I have to. Mark Stephan NAVY
Add an L bracket and use a card reader to download your pictures. I find that the more I leave mine alone, the more it stays put. But your right, it is annoying. Not sure that there's any real solution to it, just a really crummy design.