Battery drains too quickly

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    My first DSLR was the D70, which I retired to backup status until my wife started taking pictures with it.

    #73224

    Have you checked out that your charger is 100% ?
    I’ve never personally had a problem with a camera draining batteries to quick, but have had a charger fail.
    (years ago – batteries and chargers are much better now)

    Also, a brand new battery will take a few charge/discharge cycles to get to full capacity.

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    A picture is thousand words that takes less than a second while a thousand words is a picture that takes a month.

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    Roy Conley
    Roy Conley
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    Did she buy a true Nikon battery or one of the unknown cheap ones?

    #73226

    Thanks for the thoughts and comments.

    I think the problem is with the camera – we have had the same symptoms with multiple batteries.  I have multiple chargers and can’t seem to trace it to either of those units.

    The camera goes from working fine one minute to being completely dead.

    I think she bought a Nikon battery, but I didn’t check.

    I suppose to triple check, I could use my d300 battery in the d70, but was reluctant to do so under the theory that the camera might have some impact on the good battery, depending on the nature of the underlying problem.  Is that a realistic concern?

    #73227
    Roy Conley
    Roy Conley
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    Recharge her battery and see how it performs in your camera.

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    Buzz Bryson
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    Could be a short in circuit, maybe the switch.  If camera is generally in good shape and you otherwise intend to keep it, contact Nikon service or the nearest authorized service center, ask about getting an estimate, and ship it to them.  Both are listed here: http://www.nikonusa.com/Service-And-Support/Service-And-Repair.page

    Can’t hurt to ask, just be sure to confirm you can get estimate, and turnaround time (which can be slow),

    #73229

    The camera goes from working fine one minute to being completely dead.

    If you’ve tried more than one battery and charger then the problem would surely have to be in the camera.

    Would agree with sending it to Nikon..

    www.dsaphoto.com

    A picture is thousand words that takes less than a second while a thousand words is a picture that takes a month.

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    Steve K.
    Steve K.
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    Aaron,

    I also have a D70s body that I use as a backup. If I were you….I wouldn’t sink too much money into a repair unless the body is/was lightly used. KEH has used bodies as low as 200 bones.

    Good luck.

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