I just searched the forum for this and poured through nine pages of hits. None addressed my problem, which is:
Wherever the battery icon is supposed to appear on the D7000, nothing is there ... just a blank space. And the "Battery Info" menu option in Setup is greyed out. When I try to select it, I get the message, "This option is not available with current settings."
Page 35 of the manual says that no icon is displayed in the control panel when the camera is powered by the optional EP-5B power connector and EH-5a AC adapter and that a little electrical plug icon appears instead. But no such icon appears.
I'm powering the camera with the regular Nikon battery that came with the camera. I don't have the extra battery grip either.
I've tried changing the battery order back and forth but still no battery indicator.
Oh, I forgot ... the little electrical plug <i>does</i> appear in the monitor when I press the "Info" button. That's the only place it appears. But again, I don't have that adapter.
I've searched the manual, the net, and Google. No one else seems to have this problem. Or they're not posting about it.
The camera is a refurbished model and so far everything else seems to work fine.
Can anyone help?
Thanks in advance!
#1. "RE: No battery level indicator" | In response to Reply # 0Elrique64a Nikonian since 19th Feb 2012Sun 16-Jun-13 12:48 AM
Sounds to me like you have a problem with the camera or the battery. Take it in to a regular camera shop and see if they will let you try a different battery in your camera and see if that is the problem, then again, try the battery in a different camera. Even if you try it in a different model of camera that takes the same battery. The D7000, D7100, D600, D800 all take the EN-EL15 battery, so the shop should have something there you can test with.
If it's the battery, then it's a relatively cheap fix. Buy a new battery. If it's a camera problem, even cheaper fix, if it's still under warranty. Send it in to get fixed. If not under warranty, then it might cost a bit.
#3. "RE: No battery level indicator" | In response to Reply # 1Sun 16-Jun-13 09:08 PM
Yes, it probably is either the camera or the battery. I'll try your suggestions tomorrow.
An interesting turn of events since my first post ... last night, during a shoot, "Err 47" began blinking in the Control Panel and the shutter wouldn't fire. I turned the camera off and took the battery and memory card out. Put them back in and the camera wouldn't come on at all.
Hopefully, a new battery will be the answer. If not, I may be out of luck. I bought the thing off eBay and no warranty card came in the box :/
Thanks for your help!
#5. "RE: No battery level indicator" | In response to Reply # 4BrianNK Registered since 25th Feb 2013Tue 18-Jun-13 12:19 PM
Very strange... While i don't remember NOT seeing my battery indicator on my D7000 if you google "D7000 top lcd" you'll see a few pictures without the battery indicator shown.
I would do a factory reset and see if that fixes the issue...
As for the battery... I've been using 3rd party batteries for a project im working on and all have worked just like the nikon batter (i'm using a D7100 now but it takes the same battery).
I vote its a setting
#6. "RE: No battery level indicator" | In response to Reply # 5Tue 18-Jun-13 03:27 PM
Okay, I Googled "D7000 top lcd" and did see a few images where there was no battery indicator.
According to the manual, that's normal IF there are EP-5B and EH-5a adapters attached. Also when those items are attached, a small electrical plug icon is supposed to appear on the Info screen.
Apparently my camera thinks I have those adapters attached, as I get no battery indicator anywhere and I do get the little plug icon on the Info screen.
Although I can't find any setting for any of those adapters, nor any mention of them in the manual, I tried a reset anyway. No joy. Nothing changed.
But thanks for your response!