CAUTION with new P7700 Firmware Update 1.3

Started Nov 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: CAUTION with new P7700 Firmware Update 1.3
In reply to Ben Herrmann, Nov 17, 2013

Ben Herrmann wrote:

Hi folks:

I wanted to issue a word of caution here. I just updated my P7700 to version 1.3 and the camera will no longer respond to 3rd party batteries. It only functions with the Nikon batteries. This sucks to the MAX as I had invested in 5 additional Wasabi batteries (which are superior really, IMO). But now, they no longer function. Once you turn the camera off after the firmware update (like they instruct you), it no longer turns on with the Wasabi's. But when I put in the original EN-L14, it functions just like a charm.

Way to go Nikon - you turds!!!!! You may be losing more money, but this is a horrible way to try to get us to spend more bucks on your batteries only.

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Have a great one....
Bernd (Ben) W. Herrmann
North Carolina, USA

This is bad news indeed. I have just sent my P7700 for some servicing. I hope it does not come back with ver. 1.3 on it. But does reinstalling ver. 1.2 work?

Regards, T.

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