Nikon Acknowledges Component Problems with 3 SLR Cameras

September 26, 2005 | Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras | 106 Comments | |

Nikon D70Nikon has posted the following notice on its Support page for the D70 / D2H / F55 cameras.

It has come to our attention that electronic components related to exposure control in some D70 cameras may, on rare occasions, fail.

Should you experience this problem with your D70 camera, Nikon will replace the associated components free of charge even if the camera’s warranty has already expired. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you may have suffered because of this problem.

To check if your camera has failed due this reason, please read the symptom description, below.

Website: Nikon Support

How can I identify if my camera is faulty?
With a memory card inserted: The green memory card access lamp blinks continuously and camera does not respond to any controls.
With no memory card inserted: The camera will not turn on despite the battery indicator showing a fully charged battery.

How can I contact Nikon on-line?
You must be registered for Nikon support. Mke sure that all your personal details are registered in full and are up to date, as these will be used if you return your product to us. You must also register your D70 and serial number. For instructions where to find the camera serial number click here.

1. Register for Nikon Support.
If you are not registered for Nikon Support, click here to create a new account. If you already have an account, check that your personal details are up to date and that you have registered your product and serial number. To do this, login and click the ‘My Account’ tab, then click the ‘Profile’ sub-button. When finished, click the ‘Save’ button at the bottom of the page.

2. Submit your Question
Click the ‘Ask a Question’ tab near the top of the page and fill in the required fields, please add the words ‘D70 notice’ to the ‘Title’ field and add your comments to the ‘Question’ field. When you have finished, click the ‘Submit Question Button’ and then you will be asked to click the ‘Finish Submitting Question’ button on the last page.  We will endeavour to answer your question as soon as possible.

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#101 Hugh Arndt

My Nikon D90 with a Nikkor 35-70mm lens appears to be locked somewhere. I can't set exposure time on any mode exept in the 'M' mode. Even in the AUTO mode nothing happens. The shutter will not work other than in the 'M' mode. Neither does the flash. I have tried everything in the Menu I can think of without seccess.
Hope you can help.

9:04 pm - Thursday, April 19, 2012

#102 Pete

I have an old 35-70mm D lens which used to cause problems - have you checked all contacts on the camera mount. Also probably stating the obvious here - but is the lens set to max aperture of f22. Then you can change aperture via camera controls. Other than that it may need looking at.

10:05 pm - Thursday, April 19, 2012

#103 Lynn

Have a Nikon D70 and am really pleased. The only issue I have is not being able to use the self timer. Have read the instructions but not able to do it. Anyone any advice on what I might be doing wrong. Lynn

6:53 pm - Sunday, January 20, 2013

#104 Pete

Hi Lynn,

On the back of the D70 on the top left there is a button next to the one labelled BKT, which looks like a series of squares. Push that in an then rotate the selection dial at the back of the camera on the top right. As you rotate the dial you will notice on your lcd screen a series of symbols - it's the circular symbol you want. When that is selected you can now press the shutter and you will get a flashing light at the front of the camera - this speeds up just before the shutter is released and the picture taken. I think there is an option to adjust how long you wait for the shutter release but I think it is within the menu options.


2:35 am - Monday, January 21, 2013

#105 Bill Smith

Nikon no longer covers this. I have the problem with a camera and sent to Nikon.. Got a 224.00 estimate. They don't stand behind their products like they used to.

8:02 pm - Wednesday, October 2, 2013

#106 sergei

I see LOTS of dead D70 on that auction site. I just got one from other source for $, with lens, and wait for a battery charger ordered. I am just learning that early Nikon was plagued with problems. Hopefully, mine is an "exception" ))))))

5:08 pm - Friday, November 15, 2013