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  1. #1
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    Nikon D7100 heating and draining battery

    Hello everyone.
    I have D7100 for about six months.
    I am not turning off my camera when I finish taking photos since standby isn't discharging battery (previously I used D5000 for about 4 years and did the same).
    Everything was fine until few days ago I made some pictures from tripod in M mode. Since then I've noticed that if I left camera ON, camera is heating and the battery drains fast (for about 10hours battery drops from 100% to zero )
    Does anybody know what this is about?
    I am thinking to do the reset to factory defaults but I am not sure will it help?!?

    Thank you for your advices.


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    Re: Nikon D7100 heating and draining battery

    You could certainly try to reset your camera to see if that works. I assume that your camera was new and that you have manufacturers warranty? If yes, then i would contact Nikon with the problem and see what they say. In the end, it could be just a faulty battery. But, i would inquire with Nikon first and tell them exactly what has been happening. Good luck.

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    Re: Nikon D7100 heating and draining battery

    Firstly, welcome to the forum!
    I can't help with you specific problem, but do I understand rightly that your camera is basically on all the time? I leave mine on all the time I am out and about using it, but it gets switched off when I put it back in my bag. I believe there is a menu option to show the battery health & condition - I'd start there as it may be a battery that doesn't fully charge, or is loosing charge quicker than it used to rather than a camera setting.
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    Question Re: Nikon D7100 heating and draining battery

    Thank you for quick replies.
    I joined from mobile phone so I wasn't able to complete my registration
    I am from Serbia and the gear was bought in the USA (at B&H) so I am not sure that I can make warranty in Europe since I have warranty card for USA&Canada. Anyway I will try to find out about this at my local Nikon representative.

    I am sure that problem isn't in the battery because I have two batteries, on original Nikon and spare Watson. Plus I've tested them both in the professional charger Ansmann XC3000 and they both still have about 110% of declared capacity.
    I've also checked the status of both batteries in the menu - battery age is zero.

    SteveH, you understood well: my camera was ON all the time. Now, if I leave power switch on, my battery drains very fast although I don't shoot
    Currently I am turning off my camera when I finish shooting but anyway the battery lasts much shorter then before.

    I've never did the RESET on DSLR so I am little afraid.

  5. #5
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    Re: Nikon D7100 heating and draining battery

    Resetting is not hard at all. Actually it is a good way to learn your camera since you need to walk through the setting to get them back where you like to have them.

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    Re: Nikon D7100 heating and draining battery

    Is that problem happening with the grip on the camera? I've read about third party grips that caused that problem...
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  7. #7
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    Re: Nikon D7100 heating and draining battery

    Nope, I'm not using grip.
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  8. #8
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    Re: Nikon D7100 heating and draining battery

    I reset camera but unfortunately something is still draining battery.
    It dropped from 95% to 0% for less than 7 hours

    Since Murphy never sleeps, this is happening to me 2 days before my friend's wedding
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  9. #9
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    Re: Nikon D7100 heating and draining battery

    If it heats up and drains the battery, odds are something causes short-circuiting. Does it drain both batteries and are you able to check the battery connectors inside to see if something is stuck there?

    A tiny part of metal that got in while inserting the battery could be the cause.

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    Re: Nikon D7100 heating and draining battery

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