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Dave Gurtcheff
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« on: November 26, 2012, 09:12:43 AM »
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I used the camera yesterday, and all seemed fine. Today, if I take a picture, it shows up on the screen, but then stays there, and never goes away. Also the replay does not work, nor does the menu button. Screen stays blank.
Any suggestions? I will need to switch systems. I have two SD cards with many images, the cards were formatted in the Nikon. can I use the cards in a Sony A900 without reformatting? reason I ask, is we are still homeless after Sandy. I want to leave the images on the cards because I have no back up capability, I am living with a notebook PC intil I can return home.
camera under warranty, but I hate to send it away.
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Dave
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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2012, 09:59:37 AM »
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Try taking the battery out and re-inserting it. There was a time that some D800's were suffering from a lockup issue and this was the solution.
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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2012, 12:43:20 PM »
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As previous posted, I would try a battery removal, you can also reset all the current settings back to factory default.  I don't have my manual in front of me, but can look it up later.  I had a freeze on a
D800 similar to yours that this fixed. 

As for the cards, in theory you should be OK, as the Sony should just create a new folder, however I would not risk it if the images are important. I have had a problems moving between various Canon bodies, namely a 5D MKII and 1D MIV.  That's another story and I was able to get the images back, but it a bit of a shock. 

Can you order/purchase new cards?  Not sure if in your location they can deliver or not. 

If you need a card, I can send you one, as I have quite a few 16GB laying around unused at the moment.

PM me if you need to.
Paul

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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2012, 11:53:10 AM »
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Thank you all. I tried everything and gave up. UPS picked it up yesterday for delivery to Nikon today. Hoping their turn-around is quick.
Thanks all for the help, and thank you  Paul for the generous offer.
Dave in NJ

As previous posted, I would try a battery removal, you can also reset all the current settings back to factory default.  I don't have my manual in front of me, but can look it up later.  I had a freeze on a
D800 similar to yours that this fixed. 

As for the cards, in theory you should be OK, as the Sony should just create a new folder, however I would not risk it if the images are important. I have had a problems moving between various Canon bodies, namely a 5D MKII and 1D MIV.  That's another story and I was able to get the images back, but it a bit of a shock. 

Can you order/purchase new cards?  Not sure if in your location they can deliver or not. 

If you need a card, I can send you one, as I have quite a few 16GB laying around unused at the moment.

PM me if you need to.
Paul


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