Battery Clock Icon Blinking
D50 will autofocus, menu will not light up, clock and battery icon blinks, camera will not take a picture.
charles.james, Ensure that the battery contacts are clean and install a new quality set of fully charged batteries and have charger tested or try another known good working compatible charger to rule it out as an issue. Reset clock and try camera. If problem persist, internal clock battery may be faulty or issue with bad components in camera. Pg D18, of the attached service manual below shows the internal clock battery and disassembly process to enable checking of internal wire connections/components/etc. for loose, damage, burnt. Good luck. I hope this helped you out, if so let me know by pressing the helpful button.
But how is the clock corrected (to stop it from blinking) after pressing the bottom reset button? This clock blinking happens immediately after pressing the reset button, and the other case of a faulty internal clock battery is another different issue. I don’t know which buttons to press to activate the menu and other buttons. What are the steps to make other buttons work?