Quick background. In early March my house was burlarized and my D700 and other equipment was stolen. Had insurance and by the end of March had my new D700. So I have some experience with the camera. And anytime there has been a problem It's been my fault and with a little patience I've figured it out. Until yesterday.
On both of my cameras (past and present) when the camera is turned on, the control panel has gone blank,except for exposures remaining, after a period of inactivity. Yesterday the part of the control panel displaying shutter speed, fstop, and the electronic analog exposure display go blank leaving the rest of the display visible. The camera appears to be working correctly except for this abnormal behavior. I think I've tried everything but please offer any suggestions. I know this isn't a huge thing but usually things don't change without a reason unless there is a problem. I may have to call nikon but alot of times your responses to others have been clearer than some past conversations I've had with them.
I think I see one problem Rick. It appears from your photgraph that you are a dog! Sorry... I had to do that! In my earlier life as the Fleet Public Affairs Officer for the US 7th Fleet in the Far East, I was privileged to work for a great Naval Officer, VADM Stan Arthur. Taped to the front edge of his desk was a 3x5" piece of paper with his philosophy penciled on it: "Too Many Moving Parts." Indeed the D700 is a baffling set of tools at times (it has too many "parts" to be seen as a single tool), being so complex that a capability left unused for a period quickly fades from memory. The only solution appears to be to shoot, shoot, shoot and enjoy our cameras! Again, sorry about the dog statement. At any rate, the dog's a fine looking animal!