My D700 is not powering up when i put a fully charged EN-EL3e battery in the camera, the green light indicates that is sees a battery but the battery gauge reads one bar and the camera wont power up. If I take the same battery and install it in my MB-10D and mount it to the camera, it reads full charge and the camera works just fine. I have even gone into the custom settings and changed the battery order, and it still does the same thing. I am open to suggestions.
Sun 06-Oct-13 03:12 PM | edited Sun 06-Oct-13 03:21 PM by ajdooley
I think you have answered your own question -- although it's probably not the answer you are hoping for. The trouble shooting diagram points to the body. You know the battery is charged, so it's not the charger or battery. You eliminated both by entering your MD-10 into the process. That pretty much leaves one component -- the body. Assuming cleaning the body contacts doesn't fix things, the next step may be Nikon or an authorized repair facility. $250 is pretty much of a standard cost for a trip there, and it will include calibration and cleaning.
BTW -- and this is important if you wish to save a lot of grief when you get the camera back -- save all of your settings to a flash card before you send it off. If they repair it, they will return the body reset to the same settings it came out of the box with -- the default settings. Then, without a copy of your settings, you'll be doing a lot of thumbing through the menus -- assuming you remember the changes you have made over time to make it "your" D700.