Nikon D7000 Troubleshooting
The Nikon D7000 is a 16.2 megapixel DSLR launched in 2010.
D7000 Won't Turn On
The power switch is on, but nothing appears on screen and the camera doesn't respond.
Missing or Dead Battery
Check to make sure the battery is in the device and is charged. It could also be a defective battery. Try reinserting the battery.
Defective Rear LCD
Check the top LCD for a response. If the top screen is functional, it’s an issue with the rear LCD.
Try restoring the camera to its default settings by holding the QUAL and +/- buttons together for more than 2 seconds.
Sometimes a defective lens can prevent the camera from turning on. Try switching to a different lens.
D7000 Won’t Turn Off
The power switch is off, but I can still take pictures
Occasionally a software issue can cause this problem. Remove the battery and leave it out for 12 hours. Put the battery back in and see if the issue is solved.
Faulty SD Card
If the camera still will not turn off, then try testing out new SD cards as a faulty card can cause problems.
If you’ve eliminated a software glitch, most likely the culprit is the switch. Replacing the switch is a good next step.
Blurry Images When Using Autofocus
The camera achieves focus lock, but the resulting image is blurry.
Lens Needs AF Fine Tuning
Some lenses aren’t adjusted perfectly from the factory and need adjustment. Nikon provides a nice guide here.
Sometimes the body itself is out of adjustment. This is a common problem on the D7000. You may need to return the camera to Nikon or take it to a repair shop to get the body focus adjusted.
Viewfinder Out of Focus
My images are turning out clear, but the viewfinder appears out of focus.
Improperly Adjusted Diopter Adjustment
There is a small knob in the top right corner of the viewfinder. You may need to adjust this to make the image clear. If the knob doesn’t have sufficient adjustment to make the image clear and you wear glasses, you may need to order additional adjustment lenses.
Flash Doesn't Fire
I have the flash enabled, but there is no flash when I take a picture.
Flash is Disabled
Check if the flash pops up manually by hitting the flash button on the left side .If the flash does pop up, then it is an issue with the settings you are using.
Mechanism is Stuck
If it appears that the flash is not popping up all the way, gently pull it up as the mechanism could be sticky.
Flash Bulb is Burnt Out
If the flash is popped up but still doesn't fire, the flash unit may be defective.