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  1. #11
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    Re: "Is she dead, Jim?"

    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    Did you try removing the battery?
    Yeah, that was one of the first thing I tried. I even tried swapping it out with the D3300's battery, in case it was a bad unit in the D5500. Same result: AF worked with both batteries in the 3300, neither worked in the 5500.


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    Re: "Is she dead, Jim?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Dangerspouse View Post
    Huh, I hadn't thought of that, Cindy. I don't think that's the case, as I put that lens on the D3300 and it worked just fine. But maybe there was an initial electrical discharge...? I have to admit I don't know that much about the technical end of things to know if that's even possible though, so who knows.

    Thanks
    Do you remember if the body was off when you put on this lens? Was the VR off? It's possible that an electrical glitch occurred but unfortunately no way to prove it if that was even the cause.

    I can let you use my refurbished D7100 indefinitely which offers the sharpest images of all bodies I've owned. The sensor isn't quite up to par with the D7200 or D500 and has a slower buffer but would give you a chance to play with the buttons and wheels shortcuts that both your other bodies lack. Even the shutter count is pretty low (below 10k I believe). Give it some thought.
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  3. #13
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    Re: "Is she dead, Jim?"

    Hi Cindy -

    I do know that the body was off (I always make sure of that), but I didn't know that the VR had anything to do with that. I hope that wasn't it!

    You are, as usual, extraordinarily kind to make an offer like that. But I do at least have my wife's D3300 to still use, so I'll really only be missing the few extra features of the D5500 until I get it running again. Besides, knowing me I'd drop your 7100 in a lake or something if I borrowed it Lol. But THANK YOU for the incredibly generous offer!!

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  4. #14
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    Re: "Is she dead, Jim?"

    Not sure if this is relevant to this make/model, but on Canon body, I was able to reset things by doing the following: 1. Switch off, 2. remove battery and card 3. switch on 4. Hold down the shutter for at least 15 seconds 5. switch off 6. re-instal battery and card 7. switch on and keep your fingers crossed.
    It worked for me and cleared unusual issues I was having with it.
    This was apparently a suggestion from a technician in one of their factories and was not widely known in the public domain. It makes you wonder if this is what they do when people send their cameras in for a repair costing a fortune
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    Re: "Is she dead, Jim?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter7100 View Post
    Not sure if this is relevant to this make/model, but on Canon body, I was able to reset things by doing the following: 1. Switch off, 2. remove battery and card 3. switch on 4. Hold down the shutter for at least 15 seconds 5. switch off 6. re-instal battery and card 7. switch on and keep your fingers crossed.
    It worked for me and cleared unusual issues I was having with it.
    This was apparently a suggestion from a technician in one of their factories and was not widely known in the public domain. It makes you wonder if this is what they do when people send their cameras in for a repair costing a fortune

    This and / or try leaving the battery out for several days to bleed off any remaining voltages in camera.
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    Re: "Is she dead, Jim?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Dangerspouse View Post
    Hi Cindy -

    I do know that the body was off (I always make sure of that), but I didn't know that the VR had anything to do with that. I hope that wasn't it!

    You are, as usual, extraordinarily kind to make an offer like that. But I do at least have my wife's D3300 to still use, so I'll really only be missing the few extra features of the D5500 until I get it running again. Besides, knowing me I'd drop your 7100 in a lake or something if I borrowed it Lol. But THANK YOU for the incredibly generous offer!!

    No worries. Good luck to you!
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  7. #17
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    Re: "Is she dead, Jim?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Dangerspouse View Post
    Here's the kicker. I got a hundred dollar "Thank you for working during COVID!" gift from my work, and used it to buy a used 55-200mm lens from KEH.
    I blame Karma because you didn't buy my "like new" one for $60 in the Marketplace.

    Just kidding. Hope you figure it out.

  8. #18
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    Re: "Is she dead, Jim?"

    Quote Originally Posted by BackdoorArts View Post
    I blame Karma because you didn't buy my "like new" one for $60 in the Marketplace.

    Just kidding. Hope you figure it out.
    I had a copy of this lens for a time. It worked fine, but for $60...HOLY COW! I sold mine for more than that.
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  9. #19
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    Re: "Is she dead, Jim?"

    Any chance the 'focus lock' is engaged?
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  10. #20
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    Re: "Is she dead, Jim?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter7100 View Post
    Not sure if this is relevant to this make/model, but on Canon body, I was able to reset things by doing the following: 1. Switch off, 2. remove battery and card 3. switch on 4. Hold down the shutter for at least 15 seconds 5. switch off 6. re-instal battery and card 7. switch on and keep your fingers crossed.
    It worked for me and cleared unusual issues I was having with it.
    This was apparently a suggestion from a technician in one of their factories and was not widely known in the public domain. It makes you wonder if this is what they do when people send their cameras in for a repair costing a fortune
    Oh my GOD.

    PETER!

    IT WORKED!!

    *sob* I love you, man.

    Thank you so much for 1. remembering this ridiculous sounding trick, and 2. typing it all out for me. I promise I'll vote for your photos in the Weekly Challenge now even if they suck!

    Woooooooooo!

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