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My Nikon D700 won't format cards, I can't select active fold

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My Nikon D700 won't format cards, I can't select active folder and I can't playback images
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.
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Check that your memory card(s) isn't/aren't LOCKed against writing. (But if you can't playback or review images already taken, that's not a write-LOCK problem, of course.)
Try several memory cards, of several different total capacities. (Which types / capacities of cards have you tried, so far?)
Look into the memory card slot, with the memory card removed, perhaps holding the cover open delicately with a small screwdriver or pen. Do you see any evidence of dirt or bent pins etc. inside the slot?
Try removing the batteries, and leaving the camera on a (dry, non-humid, non-dusty) shelf for overnight. Then put the batteries back in and try the camera again.
How old is the camera? in months or years since you bought it.
Has the camera been dropped or otherwise subjected to mechanical shock(s) in its lifetime?
Has the camera been operated in or subjected to, temperatures below 32 degrees F (freezing point) or above about 100 degrees F ?
Has it ever been subjected to a humidity higher than 85 % or gotten wet ?
Has the camera been operated in a gritty or sandy environment, such as a beach, a seaside, a construction site, or the like?

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