Having problems with your Nikon D70s Digital Camera ?

Format Error message

\015 I had this error message, and the camera would not format the card, and would not take a picture. The problem was solved when the manual aperture ring was returned to the lock position...there is a small, hard to see, black button on that ring on the left side of the camera. I had inadvertently pressed and moved the aperture ring causing the error message to be displayed.\015

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The aperture ring must be locked in position when using automatic aperture control. When the aperture ring is in any other position the 'format error' message appears and the camera is inoperative. Now that my ring is locked in position the camera works fine.
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