|Quick question: when you are charging it, are you taking the battery out to charge, or does the camera charge with the battery in the camera via a cable?
If the latter, I'm wondering if the contacts are dirty? That might fool the camera into thinking the battery is completely dead.
A little more information:
Some others have reported a similar situation. What may be happening is that the battery gets discharged below the point where it is recognized by the camera. In such a situation, it may be difficult to get the battery to charge again. What's worse, it means that something in the camera is draining it, even with the camera off. If you can get Nikon to look at the camera, it may be wise to do so.
I have a similar issue with my very old Coolpix 995, so I just remove the battery when I store it, and that works for me. I can't complain as the camera is 11.5 years old.
Message edited by author 2012-05-03 10:58:00.