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    D700 error

    D700 having Cha error with all cd cards
    No manual with me

    Any suggestions as I am in and out
    Of all communications.

    Computer crashed. iPhone misplaced!!
    M took a knock and is misaligned.

    Help appreciated. Using wife's iPhone
    In a small village.

    Fall has me limping and hand in plaster.

    Else lovely time and place.

    Thanks.

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    Re: D700 error

    just checked the manual. This error message is related to a likely defective memory card. The manual recommends to check memory card's electrical contacts and/or to use a new card. That's all I could find. Sorry.

    Does a camera reset help to solve that issue?

    Good luck and best regards,
    Udo

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    Re: D700 error

    Hi Rayyan,

    incidentally stumbed upon your post... no D700 mauals around, but it's a known random (though rare) issue.

    Here's what you can try:

    - use a card formatted in camera.
    (the issue mostly happens with cards not formatted for a long time or out-of-camera)
    - remove battery/batteries then insert them back in place.
    (if you use a grip, simply take it off and try bth batteries one after another)

    If both fails and you still have the option to reinstall a fresh firmware, do that.
    Then format card in-camera etc.

    Not much, but hopefully this can help.

    Best of luck my dear friend!



    (no doubt our Master of Archives (Steen B.) will have further insight if he's around)

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    Re: D700 error

    Good Luck Ray
    i can't help . . . but I can sympathise.

    Just this guy you know

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    Re: D700 error

    Get a flashlight and look inside to inspect the pins where the CF card goes, if you have bent one then that is your problem. Inspect before trying another card as once you bend it it will usually crack or possibly get crushed flat into other pins creating shorts.. Hopefully its just a single defective CF card, but better to be safe before jamming another one in.

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    Re: D700 error

    Thank you all.

    The Old dawg has bit the dust.

    When did y'all say the D800 was due!!

    See you folks after the car gets repaired.

    Thanks once again for your kindness.

    p.s tried all suggestions and advice. Grateful for that.

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    D700 error


    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post

    D700 having Cha error with all cd cards
    No manual with me Ö
    Computer crashed. iPhone misplaced!!
    M took a knock and is misaligned Ö
    Fall has me limping and hand in plaster Ö
    See you folks after the car gets repaired Ö

    Wow, if thereís no local Camera store, I suggest you go see a local Astrologer, looks like a severe case of Unfortunate Planet Positions


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    Honestly Rayyan, I wish I could take at least some of your present misfortune, such an amount of bad luck at the same time seems unfair for one single person to carry.

    Unfortunately I have no experience with the CHA error message.

    CHA error means Error accessing memory card, or Unable to create new folder, according to the Manual p. 413.

    The Manual suggests you Check that contacts are clean, Delete files, or Insert new memory card.




    Others have already suggested this, and I know you have already tried all these things.
    The scary part is that you say it happens with all your cards.




    Does the green access lamp on the back light briefly when the CF card is fully inserted, as it should acc. to the Manual p. 41 ?
    Otherwise maybe a good blast of a dust blower or maybe even canned air on the contacts in the camera might help, though I guess you have no access to canned air right now.






    Did you by any chance buy too big memory cards for your trip out in the wilderness ?
    Here you can see the Approved memory cards for D700 acc. to the Manual






    And here are the Approved memory cards for D700, acc. to Nikonís Support Article No : 26795 Published on 12/09/2011.






    So whatís left, I think I would take out the battery for the entire night and the next morning try a button driven format by the Mode button on the Top Right, along with the Delete button on the Back Upper Left.
    They both have a red Format stamp beside them meaning you should press both buttons at the same time for about two seconds and when a blinking ďForĒ appears in the control panel you need to press both buttons again for a second time.
    (For security reasons we have to press both buttons twice to make sure a Format is actually intended).








    Personally I use to format cards via the SETUP MENU, thatís the only reason why I describe the button possibility in detail here.
    If one of the format methods doesnít work, maybe the other method does.
    Nah, I admit itís not very likely. Still thatís what I would try if I were in your situation.

    Btw., where are you, can I come by with a replacement camera
    Are you in a dry desert, or in a humid rain forest, could it by any chance be too much humidity ?

    Hope you will have a small miracle help you out.
    Good luck, Rayyan

    ~Steen

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    Re: D700 error

    Hi steen

    Very very kind of u to go thru all this
    Trouble to reply. Much appreciated.

    Pls join us. We r in Berber land in the
    Atlas mountains on Maghreb.

    But cutting the trek short due to star
    Misalignment!

    We shall continue vacations in main
    Cities. I have confiscated the wife camera!

    Small mishaps don't bother us

    Tks again for your help

    Best regards.

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    Re: D700 error

    Rayyan, sounds like a great trip, the kind of experience that reminds us of the fragility of modern technology. Would have loved to be there, so I could become wiser too

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    Re: D700 error

    Rayyan: Just now back from my visit to the US, I incidentally hear about your problems with the D 700/cards. So sorry that I/we can't really help! All the more I am pleased to find out that you enjoy your journey nevertheless.
    Stay safe!
    Best regards - Hermann

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    Re: D700 error

    Jorgen, Hermann

    My apologies for late response. Things were in the way!!

    Thank you both sincerely. Wish you were with us..honest.

    Regards.

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    Re: D700 error

    Just to let you good folk know that the D700 has been resurrected!!

    It was returned last evening.

    The cf card reader was replaced. A full check-up and cleaning.

    Total cost..$110.00

    I would like to thank all friends that chimed in to help me out.

    Thank you.

    p.s The D700 is raring to go on another adventure!!

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    Re: D700 error


    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
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    p.s The D700 is raring to go on another adventure!!
    go for it, after all these troubles you deserve it

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    Re: D700 error

    Quote Originally Posted by Steen View Post


    go for it, after all these troubles you deserve it
    Steen, we are counting our riyals!!

    Once again thank you for your advice.

    Take care.

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