Battery Problem on Nikon D800: major battery drain & flashing green light when turned off!

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Re: Battery Problem on Nikon D800: major battery drain & flashing green light when turned off!
In reply to peter_moy13, 9 months ago

peter_moy13 wrote:

olyflyer wrote:

None of that is necessary. The flashing green LED is not an error indicator, it is 100% normal that it flashes. It indicates reading and writing and also the sensor cleaning (shaking of the AA filter).

You're correct, it's not an error indicator but more like an activity indicator.

But the fact that it continues to blink after the power has been shut off bothers me. It's like when you have a runaway process on the computer chewing up CPU and memory in the background slowing performance down.

No, there is no "runaway process", it is flashing because there are some activities needed to be finished before shut down, just like your PC's hard disk activity indicator.

The camera is still doing something when the power is off and that isn't right. (Please don't make me start to stare at my body when it's off, I'm already considered crazy enough!)

I would not worry that much. Enjoy your camera instead. Looking for problems all the time just shortens your life and reduces joy.

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