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D70 "CHA" & "FOR" Errors

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Starting to get random CHA & FOR errors. Sometimes turning camera on & off helps, but most of time not. Reinstalling CF card works for 1-2 dives then same problem. Tried different card - same problems. Tried different camera body - same problems. Reformated cards on PC then again in camera, reset File # Seq - same problems. Bad cards or camera writing problem? Any suggestions welcomed.

P.S. I guess a new D300 system will resolve the issue :lol:

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Well, I'm not sure how much I can help but there may be some info in the following posts on Nikonians.org. Good luck (or just get the D300) :lol:

 

CHA Error and corrupt files on card

F-- and CHA problemes with my D70

CHA on Lexar Card

Losing the memory card

What does CHA mean?

 

 

Starting to get random CHA & FOR errors. Sometimes turning camera on & off helps, but most of time not. Reinstalling CF card works for 1-2 dives then same problem. Tried different card - same problems. Tried different camera body - same problems. Reformated cards on PC then again in camera, reset File # Seq - same problems. Bad cards or camera writing problem? Any suggestions welcomed.

P.S. I guess a new D300 system will resolve the issue :D

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yea i get that every now and again too.. popping out the card or the battery seems to work.

 

or a D300 :lol:

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Whilst a reset or 'on and off' can fix the CHA error now, don't expect this to last - eventually your camera will not be able to reset no matter what you do - except send back to Nikon.

 

This is a common problem but not recognised as such by Nikon. I have a D70 that has suffered this slow death and it's now consigned to it's box never to be used again.

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Sounds to me like yet another loose connector issue with the D70. I believe the Blinking Green Light of Death was also a loose connector. I had this twice and Nikon fixed it twice for free. The procedure shown in one of the links provided seems simple enough to try.

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Yes - looks like all I need is a small screw driver & a bit of luck. Since my bodies are out of warranty (2004 vintage) its worth a try.

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Well, rereading this thread has taught me two things:

 

 

 

1. to read the posts properly and click on the links posted.

 

2. Reading threads after a jolly nice bottle of red makes 1. somewhat difficult!

 

 

 

So, I read the links and performed open heart surgery on my D70 and Voila! the camera is up and running.

 

 

 

Lovely.

 

 

 

Oh, and there is a thing I learnt - never say never.

 

 

 

Cheers,

 

 

 

Tim

Edited by timing

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