Hi Ginko! I really goofed this time. I have a Nikon Coolpix 4 and removed the memory card with the power on. Will a new memory card fix the problem? I am getting a message of corrupted picture files for the recent photos when I try to unload images to my PC. Please advise and thank you so much!
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Confirm the power-on lamp and the monitor
are off and open the battery-chamber/
memory card slot cover.
Be sure to turn off the camera before opening the
battery-chamber/memory card slot cover.
Removing Memory Cards1Before removing memory cards, turn the camera offand confirm that the power-on lamp and monitor areoff. 2Open the battery-chamber/memory card slot coverand press the card in to partially eject the card. 3The card can then be removed by hand. Do not attempt toremove the card at an angle.
Insert the memory card.
4Slide the memory card in correctly until it clicks into
5Close the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover.
I am listing this tip for the Nikon Coolpix 995, but the tip is valid for all Nikon Coolpix models.
The Nikon cool pix settings are saved into an internal memory.
The internal memory is maintained by an internal rechargeable battery, that is recharged from the main Li-Ion battery. If you leave your Nikon overnight with no main battery, or if the Li-Ion batteries have drained, then the internal battery will also drain , resetting the clock and other settings, saved on the internal memory. The camera may even drain in about 6 hours depending on the camera, normally it takes at least 12 hrs to drain the clock battery. If the internal battery is resetting immediately, after you set the clock, or just after few minutes, then the clock battery must be replaced. The camera must be disassembled completely to replace the battery located on one of the two main internal boards.
Nikon says that the clock battery loosing charge is normal. I quote what they say on the publication titled " The Nikon Guide to digital photography with Coolpix" "…Backup battery of the clock The clock-calendar is powered by a separate rechargeable battery, which is charged as necessary when the main battery is installed. If the camera has been stored with the main battery removed for a long period of time, the clock may need to be reset. Once the main battery has been reinserted, the clock battery will recharge in several hours, during which time the main battery should be left in the camera."Original file: Download here If the clock does not work at all, and is resetting immediately, even though the Li-Ion batteries are fully charged, then the best thing to do is calling Nikon, at the number listed on the owners manual, telling them that you did not do any improper use of the camera, and trying to get the fault repaired as factory defect. That is not always possible, and the decision depends on Nikon customer service. See also: Nikon | Contacts Ginko.
Possible reason why do you get an error " Please wait for camera to finish recording " is accidentally you turn off the camera, or new mode was selected while images are being recorded to memory card. This message automatically clears off the camera display when camera finishes writing data to card.
I suggest that do not turn off the camera,removed the memory card, or removed or disconnectthe power source while the hour glass icon is displayedor while the green autofocus lamp is blinking.
Make sure you insert memory card correctly, when it is fitted into the memory card terminal it give clicking sound. Second thing you can check battery, Direction of your battery might be wrong (+,_), Check out and put it again. Load new or fully charged battery. Clean your battery terminal with soft cloth. (Might be it will filled with dirt or dust )
Else your camera need to be repaired.
Rating the solution is highly appreciated.
Hi, For the message that show's on your camera here's is what your need to do.
1. Remove the memory card and check for the physical lock toggle. 2. Toggle the lock on and off. 3. Try blowing on the memory card and the memory card port so it will be cleaned somehow.
here is the picture of the lock toggle of the SD memory card
These instructions are from the Instruction Manual of the Coolpix S 210 and need to be carried out within the Set-Up Menu.
Refer Page 19:
Removing Memory Cards Before removing memory cards, turn the camera off and confirm that the power-on lamp is off. Open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover and press the card in 1 to partially eject the card 2. The card can then be removed by hand. B Formatting Memory Cards If the message at right is displayed, the memory card must be formatted before use (A110). Note that formatting permanently deletes all pictures and other data on the memory card. Be sure to make copies of any pictures you wish to keep before formatting the memory card. Use the multi selector to choose Yes and press k. The confirmation dialog will be displayed. To start formatting, choose Format and press k. • Do not turn the camera off or open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover until formatting is complete. • The first time you insert the memory cards used in other devices into the COOLPIX S210, be sure to format them using this camera (A110).
Refer Pg 110:
Format Memory/m Format Card
Use this option to format the internal memory or a memory card. Formatting the Internal Memory
To format the internal memory, remove the memory
card from the camera.
The Format memory option appears in the setup
menu. Formatting a Memory Card
When the memory card is inserted in the camera, the Format card option appears in the setup menu.
hi.. There is a tab on the memory card so you will you need to remove
it from the camera and change the position of this tab to "unlock" it. You need to unlock the card itself. Take it out and look for a tab on the left. It should be pushed up.