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Nikon 5700 takes a blank picture

Hello I have a nikon 5700- owned it for 2 years without a problem. I'm no photo expert but I am an electronics technician. The camera powers on fine...the lens moves out like its supposed too... menus and buttons work corectly .... But when you take a picture - its like the shutter is stuck shut- the picture is black with no video. I have 3 batteries 1 new- tried them all fully charged with no success. I can see the shutter phycicaly opening when I power on the camera - so its not actually stuck like I initally thought.I have reset the settings to factory presets still nothing.... Any Ideas? A little internet research has said something about solder connections go bad on this model. But the problem should seem intermitent ....its not - once it failed it has never worked... both lcd screens work fine and messing with all the menues seem to work but no change in the symptom.. thanks JIm

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Re: nikon 5700 takes a blank picture

There was a line of defective Sony sensors that went into a lot of cameras between 2004 and 2005. As far as I know the 5700 was the primary victim in the Nikon line but Nikon is offering to repair or replace the affected cameras regardless of warranty status. Good luck

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