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Nikon Coolpix E 5600 will not take picture

I shot about 150 pictures with my Nikon E 5600 and then it just stops taking pictures. When I depress the button the shutter will not work. I changed the battery and put in a new card, but the shutter did not fire. After three days, it works again. This has happened twice before. Any ideas?

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  • sthompson46 Sep 23, 2008

    I do not know if this is a solution or not. After removing the screws from the camera, I could not remove the back. It seems that the two parts are connected by wiring and I was unwilling to pry the halves apart. I could not see the wiring for the shutter. I do not think the wiring to the battery is an issue since the camera always turns on and all controls work and I can view the pictures I have taken; even when the shutter does not work.

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Fix #1: Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on. Fix #2: Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install the new batteries, when you turn it on it should come back to life. Error E30 means you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory card and turn it on one last time. Fix #3: Insert the cameras AV cable, and turn the camera on in picture review mode. Have no idea why this would work, except that quite a few people have reported some success with it. Fix #4: Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots. Fix #5: Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in ?no heat? setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one). Now we're entering into the realm of potentially damaging your camera in conducting the fix. There is definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the following two fixes. Fix #6: Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Other variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of your hand. A lot of people have reported success with this method. HOWEVER, there is also some potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens. Fix #7: Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with this method than with any of the other methods. HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for damaging your camera by using this method. Variations include gently pulling, rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the power button. Attempt to gently straighten or align the barrel if it's crooked or twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the lens barrel, and then pushing on the side of the lens barrel that has the largest gap (note pushing the lens barrel all the way in is NOT recommended as it may become stuck there). While doing any of the above, listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins may have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click, immediately stop and try the camera. The following photo illustrates unseated guide pins that would cause a lens error. Hopes this may help you; Regards, VOTIT

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Hi, My friend has this model he the
same problem....He went to the Nikon download page for the new firmware.



This should fix your problem

Posted on Sep 23, 2008

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    Jayson Brollini Sep 23, 2008

    support.nikontech.com/cgi-bin/nikonusa.cfg/php/enduser/std_alp.php?p_ansid=14030&p_sid=FYsLkcki&p_lva=14030&p_li=&p_accessibility=0&p_page=1&p_


    Here you may have to sort through the page but it is there along with some other useful suggestions.



    Thank You
    Jayson


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    Jayson Brollini Sep 23, 2008

    Ok I am having a little trouble now... I was looking @ the
    Picture and that is the camera that I am talking about.

    But you are saying this is a model E 5600 ????

    What is the entire model Name and Series..


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    Jayson Brollini Sep 23, 2008

    You need to do a Factory Reset!!!
    If none of this options worked

    This is the Repair Hotline
    1 800 645 6678
    24 hours a day 7 days a week


    Pg 104
    there is no new firmware but
    you can check to see what version you have.


    Pg 122 of your Manual
    No picture is taken
    when shutter release
    button is
    pressed

    Camera is in playback mode.
    • Batteries are exhausted.
    • Red (!) lamp flickers: flash is charging.
    • Green (AF) lamp flickers: camera unable to focus.
    • Message "CARD IS NOT FORMATTED" appears in
    monitor: memory card is not formatted for use in your
    camera.
    • Message "OUT OF MEMORY" appears in monitor:
    insufficient memory to record picture at current Image
    mode setting.


    Thank You Jayson
    The link I gave you "Is very Useful"


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It could be a bad solder connection in the camera itself. Where did you purchase the camera from and whereabouts are you located? I am assuming since you have only shot 150 pictures that this camera is under warranty if it comes to that? Once I have more information I will be able to assist you further.
Thanks,
lee

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    Lee A. Sep 23, 2008

    If the camera is under warranty do not take anything apart. It voids the warranty so please do not do that if anyone is recommending that and it's under warranty.
    Thanks,
    Lee


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    Lee A. Sep 23, 2008

    As I stated please do nothing that will void your warranty and as I can tell from the Nikon website there is no firmware updates available for the 5600 so please don't waste too much time on that step either. Like I said if it is under warranty your best bet may be having it serviced that way,
    http://www.nikonusa.com/Service-And-Supp...
    This link will give you the steps necessary for the repair process. If you need any further assistance please let me know.
    Thanks,
    Lee


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    Lee A. Sep 24, 2008

    As I previously asked how old is the unit? I need much more input before I can assist you further, and I can not stress enough that if the unit is under warranty not to take apart anything. I hope you will take a moment and accept and rate my solution accordingly.
    Thanks,
    Lee


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Your problem suggests that you either have a bad connection on your power side(battery not making good contact,or you have a bad connection to your apeture(shutter)if you feel comfortable doing this ,take the back plate off the camera and see if there is a loose conection to the internal circiutry on the battery side. also check to make sure there is no jam to the shutter and that there is no loose connection from your button to the shutter. please rate this. and post the results

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