After logging many hours years back on an XE-7 Minolta SLR, this old dog took delivery today on new Nikon D5100 (my first digital). Assembled per instructions, inserted freshly charged Nikon battery (2 hrs), inserted a 32GB Sandisk (Class 10) memory card, attached lens, selected "AUTO", turned on and got one green acknowledgement blink (above 'trash-can' button). And that's it - and nothing! No menu, nothing!
Seems obvious that I have no power - charger showed steady, amber light after two hour charge. Could I have gotten a 'bum' battery (or charger from the factory)? I'm begging to have someone just point out an obvious 'how-could-I have-been-so-dumb' moment that will have me shaking my head and able to move forward with my new, much anticipated 'toy'. Anyone...?