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    D700 battery issues

    so today I pulled my D700 out of the bag while packing for a trip to the UK..deciding on what lenses to take and flashes etc...

    I've three Nikon battery's and the one in the body was low so I grabbed a full charged one and snapped off a few frames...then all hell broke loose { not really but added for dramatic effect} ....the camera would fire a few times then hang..it sounded like the mirror was stuck up..then Id hit the shutter button again , the mirror came down and error would flash...at first I was like a headless chicken, thinking that's right go wrong now just as Im about to go on holiday and to a wedding where both my daughters are bridesmaids..Bloody camera

    I forgot to add that at the same time as I slipped a new battery in, I also changed lenses..so at first I thought it may be a bad lens contact so I cleaned the contacts and tried another lens..still the same

    so I looked at the battery and even though it showed full charge..I put it on the charger for a while..but still the same camera craziness ..but with a different battery and Im pleased to report that the the camera is fine......just a stressed out owner now .

    the reason I post this..is in case anyone else experiences the same mental camera..check the battery..even if the camera is telling you its fine

    now to buy new batteries
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    Batteries, like everything else, can fail. They have a limited life and some fail sooner than others. Glad you found the cause and a solution.
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    Maybe clean up the battery contacts, or the camera power contacts too.
    The camera battery contacts are hard to get too, and clean due to their location of course, but a bit of cleaning fluid on the end of a good quality cotton bud may help.

    Are the batteries genuine or knockoffs?
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    batteries are genuine .....

    contacts on battery's are like new

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    I had exactly the same issue, even though the battery showed it was fully charged, and in the setup menu/ battery info where it shows you supposedly how much charge life the battery should have it shows as 0 in charging life. I threw that battery out and bought a new genuine one.
    Now i feel better too, at least some one else had the same issue.....phew!!!
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    I try not to leave batteries in the camera for lengthy periods.
    If we aren't being lied to by manufacturers; recharging before low warning doesnt do any harm (e.g. no memory effect problems).
    I love the rapid charge units, none of the old 16 hr charge times.
    When I bought the camera I also grabbed extra batteries 'just in case'.
    Enjoy the holiday.

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