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System error when i switch on the camera it shows system error but i can still see the pictures in the memory card. i reset already and format the memory card as well but still it appears system error when i opened. please help.

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Re: system error

Turn on and off 6 or 7 times while banging on the body beside the lens, worked for me, apparently coolpix lenses tend to stick, as my girlfriend says " a good bang will solve many problems"

Posted on Dec 04, 2008

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Re: system error

Thanks. recharged battery fully and gave it a few good clouts.
with may hand whilst turning on a few times WORKS!!!!

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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