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Nikon D200 Battery Problems

Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:03 pm

I just purchased a D200 and immediately had to return it due to the battery meter not appearing on the LCD panel and not being able to access the battery functions in the menu. This malfunction was experienced with OEM EN-EL3e batteries installed in the MB D200. When I spoke with Nikon tech support they were unaware such a problem existed or what could be causing it. Has any one else had a similar issue?
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RE: Nikon D200 Battery Problems

Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:31 pm

Nikon Confirm D200 Banding, Fix Available (by TACAA320 Feb 15 2006 in Aviation Photography)
I know it's not referred to a battery problem, but....
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RE: Nikon D200 Battery Problems

Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:43 pm

I don't have the MB-D200 yet so can't comment. However, I haven't heard of anyone that I know of (or on the D200 forums) with that particular problem. All good on my end, sorry to hear of your problems...

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RE: Nikon D200 Battery Problems

Thu Feb 16, 2006 2:17 pm

Quoting TACAA320 (Reply 1):
Nikon Confirm D200 Banding, Fix Available (by TACAA320 Feb 15 2006 in Aviation Photography)
I know it's not referred to a battery problem, but....

Its actually got nothing to do with it at all.....
 
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RE: Nikon D200 Battery Problems

Thu Feb 16, 2006 4:33 pm

I have had neither battery problems nor banding problems with my D200.
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RE: Nikon D200 Battery Problems

Thu Feb 16, 2006 5:15 pm

Quoting Viv (Reply 4):
I have had neither battery problems nor banding problems with my D200.

Same here. I´m more than satisfied...

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RE: Nikon D200 Battery Problems

Thu Feb 16, 2006 6:21 pm

It may be a production batch problem, I know that here at Ritz Camera we only get a few hundred D200's company wide every few months. If there is a problem it would take a while for Nikon to get enough reports of the same problem to put out a recall. Or, you just got unlucky.
 
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RE: Nikon D200 Battery Problems

Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:36 pm

Quoting Billsville (Reply 3):
Its actually got nothing to do with it at all.....



Quoting TACAA320 (Reply 1):
I know it's not referred to a battery problem, but...

Pls READ!
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RE: Nikon D200 Battery Problems

Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:50 pm

"*Revision 12/6/05*
On November 8, 2005, Nikon Inc. announced a voluntary recall and replacement program for certain Rechargeable Li-ion Batteries EN-EL3. (For complete information see updated notice below) However, it has become clear that some applicable lot numbers that were not distributed in the U.S. market were omitted from that announcement. We take this opportunity to add omitted lot numbers to the list of recalled EN-EL3 batteries. The lot numbers added at this time apply only to EN-EL3 batteries supplied with purchase of the Nikon D50 digital-SLR camera and distributed in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Argentina. If you are in possession of one of these batteries now listed in the Recall Lot Number Chart below and you are in the United States please follow the return and replacement instruction posted on this web site. Please accept our apologies for this omission.
*Updated Notice 12/6/05*
Nikon Inc. is asking your cooperation in connection with a voluntary recall of certain lot numbers of its Nikon Model EN-EL3 rechargeable lithium ion battery packs. The battery pack can experience a short circuit causing it to overheat and possibly melt, posing a potential hazard to consumers. There have only been four confirmed reports of incidents of the problem worldwide, and while no injuries have taken place, Nikon Inc. has initiated this recall of the affected lot numbers as a reflection of its commitment to safety and product quality. We are asking that owners of the affected battery packs return them to Nikon Inc. for a free replacement.

The Nikon EN-EL3 battery pack is provided as a supplied accessory with the purchase of Nikon's digital SLR D100, D70, and D50 cameras. It is also sold separately at retail under Nikon's model number 26265. The EN-EL3 battery pack involved in this recall was first distributed by Nikon in May 2004 and is still being sold at retail. EN-EL3 battery packs marked "made in Japan" are not affected by this recall. If your EN-EL3 battery pack does not have a lot number as indicated, please note this is not a genuine Nikon product and should not be used."

Complete information @ http://www.nikonusa.com/template.php?cat=1&grp=2&productNr=25235
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RE: Nikon D200 Battery Problems

Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:10 pm

Quoting TACAA320 (Reply 8):
"*Revision 12/6/05*

This is the D70 battery, not the D200 battery!
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RE: Nikon D200 Battery Problems

Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:16 pm

Quoting Viv (Reply 9):
This is the D70 battery, not the D200 battery!

I info I got is in the D200 page mentioned above [????????]
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RE: Nikon D200 Battery Problems

Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:23 pm

Quoting TACAA320 (Reply 8):
The Nikon EN-EL3 battery pack is provided as a supplied accessory with the purchase of Nikon's digital SLR D100, D70, and D50 cameras

The D2OO battery has an additional terminal, to run the battery meter in the camera. The two batteries are not interchangeable.

Quoting 10boomer (Thread starter):
EN-EL3e

is for the D200. EN-EL3 is for the D70.
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RE: Nikon D200 Battery Problems

Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:26 pm

Quoting Viv (Reply 11):

is for the D200. EN-EL3 is for the D70.

Thanks for the clarification.
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RE: Nikon D200 Battery Problems

Fri Feb 17, 2006 3:44 am

Quoting Viv (Reply 11):
The two batteries are not interchangeable.

Not 100% accurate.

While the EN-EL3 cannot be used in a D200, the EN-EL3E is backward compatible with the D70 - Nikon have sent me an EN-EL3E for my D70 to replace one of the recalled EN-EL3s. No, I haven't tried it yet because it's at home and I haven't been for 3 weeks!
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RE: Nikon D200 Battery Problems

Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:13 am

Quoting Scbriml (Reply 13):
While the EN-EL3 cannot be used in a D200, the EN-EL3E is backward compatible with the D70 - Nikon have sent me an EN-EL3E for my D70 to replace one of the recalled EN-EL3s. No, I haven't tried it yet because it's at home and I haven't been for 3 weeks!

That is correct. You may use the EN-EL3e on the D70 but not the EN-EL3 (no e) on the D200. The good news (for me anyway) is that the D70 charger (MH-18) will charge the newer D200 EL3e batteries without problems. Nikon lists it as compatible. Once I get the MB-D200 and spare battery, I won't have to purchase another D200 charger (MH-18a) to charge two batteries at the same time.

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RE: Nikon D200 Battery Problems

Fri Feb 17, 2006 7:36 am

TACAA320,

Thanks for the info on the battery recall, It turns out one of my EN-EL3 batteries for my D100 is included in the recall.

Thanks again,

Rob.
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RE: Nikon D200 Battery Problems

Fri Feb 17, 2006 11:57 am

Quoting TACAA320 (Reply 12):
Thanks for the clarification.

No problem, I read it properly the first time.
 
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RE: Nikon D200 Battery Problems

Mon Feb 20, 2006 4:19 pm

Quoting Scbriml (Reply 13):
While the EN-EL3 cannot be used in a D200, the EN-EL3E is backward compatible with the D70 - Nikon have sent me an EN-EL3E for my D70 to replace one of the recalled EN-EL3s. No, I haven't tried it yet because it's at home and I haven't been for 3 weeks!

I got this slightly wrong. Nikon didn't send me an EN-EL3E it was an EN-EL3A. But I believe the E can still be used in a D70.
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