|UPDATE: repeated abrasive action (mounting/unmounting) on the lens-camera contacts may be another way to combat FLBW, according to some user experiences.
It appears fair to assume that new lenses (be that Nikkor or third party) may not come off of the line with impeccably clean contacts, which is just another indication that cleaning contacts is probably the first important step to narrow down on possible causes.
It's been almost a year since I wrote the original article (here) on the notorious EN-EL3e False Low Battery Warning (FLBW), and I am still unaware of any official responses from Nikon on this issue, nor of any suggestions on how to solve it - even if only temporarily.
If you are aware of any official Nikon response, I would appreciate it if you could point me to it.
After an extensive review of suggested solutions, by users here and on other forums, here are some ideas that might work for you:
1 – Using genuine Nikon batteries and not third party rip-offs helps, but is no guarantee that you will not fall victim to FLBW, either now or at some point in the future. Many users report this problem after having had their cameras for several months.
The D200 and D700 appear to be the least affected; the large majority of users have a D300(S), D90 or D80.
2 – Update firmware if you have not done so already. Users report solving the problem after updating to the latest firmware, especially in the case of the D300.
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