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Did you switch to Tv (shutter mode) and took pictures for several seconds? like in the dark? Because saving the picture can take as long as the shutter time was.
Before panic. (Actually you never should panic) check your camera in automatic mode. And make sure you did not select any power save action, that puts your display on dark while shooting.
But always be sure your battery is charged and check its capacity. In the menu yo can check under the wrench symbol, when you select Battery info. Page 268 of the manual.
Working with a bad battery can damage the camera in the end.
Ah yes! you have pressed the display button. Turn the camera on and you see the icons in the display, look for the Disp button and press it, the display will cycle through its modes icons, black, image and icons.
View mode uses considerably less power than zoom, focus, or photo modes. Your problem
may be due to weak/worn out batteries
or corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera which can
prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the camera.
Try this free fix before you do anything else: remove the batteries and
wipe the camera contacts firmly with
a dry cloth (heavy corrosion may require cleaning with a wire brush,
steel wool, or sandpaper). Remove any residue that may have fallen
into the battery compartment during cleaning, then wipe both ends of
the batteries, place them back in the camera, and give them a good charge (assuming that you're using rechargeable batteries). This cleaning clears
the problem about 90% of the time. If it doesn't work for you, your batteries may need to be replaced, or the camera may have
a problem that requires professional repair.
Had same problem and just fixed it! I just turned it off, took the battery AND card out for
a few minutes and then making sure I had it switched to still mode, put
the card and battery back in and turned it on. Working fine again. I
suspect it actually does a 'reset' this way so what seemed to be a
mechanical issue was definitely a software one ...
I\'m surprised; I\'d expect your camera to have an effective and safe auto shutdown process in the event of a low battery.
It\'s possible that the sudden shutdown has ocurred during a write to your media card, this can cause file system and data corruption.
I\'m not familiar with the camera you are using but if you are satisfied you have followed any advice present in the camera manual regarding the situation, it\'s worth trying a third party data recovery application designed specifically for salvaging image data from corrupt media.
There are an abundance of utilities that attempt toserve the purpose, some are freeware, others are shareware or completely commercial.
I don't think its the battery. My just did this this week..If I slide the Favorites switch up (switch by hand strap mounting hole) I can view the pictures in it, but it won't use in photo mode, Lens won't extend, and it shuts off?
you need to open the camera caseing a small amount. As you put the case back make sure the switch is in the movie position so it will engage the switch inside on the circuit board.
Looks like the switch has been knocked off the control inside.If you have been moveing the switch back and forward you may have broken it.
it seems that the camera section is haveing troube, may be in the lense movement or initilizing system. if the camera does not initilizes while swithcing on it turns itself off by giving low battery warning.
I have only had my 3100Z for about 3 months but I have found the battery life outstanding. I have the NI-MH batteries and haven't actually counted the number of pictures I take between chargings but it seems as if it is 200 or more. I also have many menu changes, view the photos in the camera and leave it on between shots. I also have sleep set for 30 seconds.
I have actually never run the batteries down but recharged them twice in anticipation of needing plenty of power when I planned to take a lot of pictures. I'm guessing that you might have some faulty batteries.