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by Eia on Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:51 am
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I fear my D90 is dying. I get a blinking green light near the battery when the card is in and camera on. I've troubleshooted the obvious; cards and batteries. I've heard that it's generally the circuit board that is dying and eventually the camera will just quit. My question is if it is worth getting fixed?

I have wanted to upgrade but hoped I had time to see if a 400 would appear. I know the 7100 will be available soon and I've thought about jumping to the FX world with the 600 but all my lenses are for a DX! I'm in a pickle because I don't know if time is on my side. Advice?

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by Baywing on Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:24 am
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From what you posted, it is safe to assume that you have tried several different cards? If so, the next thing to try is a complete reset. You can remove the battery overnight and/or do a reset as described in the manual. If that doesn't fix it I suspect the camera is done and it is likely beyond economical repair.
You could always pick up a used D300(s) for a while. Prices are low enough and you would be able to recoup most of that should a D400 come out soon.
 

by Eia on Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:47 am
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Baywing wrote:
From what you posted, it is safe to assume that you have tried several different cards?  If so, the next thing to try is a complete reset.  You can remove the battery overnight and/or do a reset as described in the manual.  If that doesn't fix it I suspect the camera is done and it is likely beyond economical repair.
You could always pick up a used D300(s) for a while.  Prices are low enough and you would be able to recoup most of that should a D400 come out soon.

Thanks, yes I already tried your suggestion several different cards, several different batteries and reset -- cooling the camera, and after two days = nada! :(
I'll take it to the camera shop (about the only one around here) and just ask and see what they say! C'mon Nikon!
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by E.J. Peiker on Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:10 pm
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Likely a bent pin that goes into the flash card in the flash card receiver.
 

by Andrew Kandel on Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:29 pm
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Even if a D400 comes out I'd think your D90 would still be useful as a backup camera.
 

by Eia on Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:26 am
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Just an update with my blinking green light issue. They said it was in the on/off switch and is a fixable issue at a very reasonably cost. YaY... that buys me some time before my next camera purchase!
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