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System error I am using Nikon Coolpix SQ. Everytime I switch on the Cam it appears system error in the monitor.

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Turn it on and off 6 or 7 times while banging on the body beside the lens. worked for me, cameras been out of commission for 3 years ,apparently lenses tend to stick on coolpix cameras

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I have a Nikon Coolpix SQ. I have a problem transferring the photos from the camera to the computer. Any advice, help etc would be gratefuly appreciated. Thanks. Ellie


Consider NOT connecting your camera to your computer.

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use Nikon Transfer or any other photo cataloging program.

Oct 16, 2010 | Nikon Coolpix SQ Digital Camera

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SYSTEM ERROR


dont know about the reset button, but i had the same system error message with my camera, which has been in a drawer for 3 years since i got the message. just found it tonight, was researching it and apparently coolpix lenses tend to stick, found some references to other models(not sq). i decide to try taling it apart to have a go at the lens, but tried the easier and more satisfying turning it on and off 6 or 7 times while banging on the body beside the lens, which seems to have worked. systems error gone , camera turns on, i've taken 20 or so pics, no probs so far.

Jul 30, 2008 | Nikon Coolpix SQ Digital Camera

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Sytem error 10


Hi - I found this info on the Nikon Australia website:

"System Error" or "Lens Error" message in LCD monitor trnsp.gif Question My COOLPIX camera displays a "System Error" or "Lens Error" message. What should I do? trnsp.gif Answer Having a "System Error" or "Lens Error" message displayed on the camera's LCD monitor would generally indicate that your camera needs servicing. A System Error is a general error which can be caused by many things: lens problem, CF Card problem, general camera failure, etc. To troubleshoot, please try the following:
  1. Use the memory card that originally came with your camera (or a Nikon approved card).
  2. Remove and replace the battery.
On the other hand, a Lens Error generally means that an error has occured during the lens operation. To troubleshoot, please try the following:
  1. Turn off the camera.
  2. Remove and replace the battery.
  3. Turn on the camera.
If the above tips do not help, your camera must be sent to our Nikon Authorised Service Centres, there are no user serviceable parts in our Nikon COOLPIX cameras. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and we will do everything to repair your Nikon camera as quickly as possible. Click Here for our Nikon Authorised Service Centres details.


Sort of like a Windows Restart to reset the memory.

Hope this helps.

May 09, 2008 | Nikon Coolpix 4600 Digital Camera

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Nikon coolpix 4600.


Hi I found this info on the Nikon Australia website:

"System Error" or "Lens Error" message in LCD monitor trnsp.gif Question My COOLPIX camera displays a "System Error" or "Lens Error" message. What should I do? trnsp.gif Answer Having a "System Error" or "Lens Error" message displayed on the camera's LCD monitor would generally indicate that your camera needs servicing. A System Error is a general error which can be caused by many things: lens problem, CF Card problem, general camera failure, etc. To troubleshoot, please try the following:
  1. Use the memory card that originally came with your camera (or a Nikon approved card).
  2. Remove and replace the battery.
On the other hand, a Lens Error generally means that an error has occured during the lens operation. To troubleshoot, please try the following:
  1. Turn off the camera.
  2. Remove and replace the battery.
  3. Turn on the camera.
If the above tips do not help, your camera must be sent to our Nikon Authorised Service Centres, there are no user serviceable parts in our Nikon COOLPIX cameras. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and we will do everything to repair your Nikon camera as quickly as possible. Click Here for our Nikon Authorised Service Centres details.


Seems you may just have to remove and replace the battery - sort of like a Windows Restart to fix a computer problem! - this would reset your camera's memory.

Hope this helps.

Apr 29, 2008 | Nikon Coolpix 4600 Digital Camera

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System error


http://www.fixya.com/support/t248852-sytem_error

Mar 17, 2008 | Nikon Coolpix 4600 Digital Camera

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Nikon E5700 digital camara. Camara turns on, everything looks good, shutter opens but only see black through the view finder, monitor and will only take black pictures. I reset camera to factory...


There is a service advisory out for Nikon E5700.

t has come to our attention that in a limited number of COOLPIX 3100, 3500, 4500, 5000, 5400, 5700 and SQ digital cameras, an electronic component may, in some instances, fail affecting your camera's performance and/or operability.

While only a limited number of COOLPIX 3100, 3500, 4500, 5000, 5400, 5700 and SQ digital cameras are affected by this advisory, if your camera presents symptoms that can include (1) images with a strong color tint, (2) images that are totally black and/or (3) images with visible defects, Nikon will, upon confirmation that the problem is associated to this Service Advisory, service your camera free of charge.



link to info is here: http://www.nikonusa.com/Service-And-Support/Service-Advisories/index.page

Feb 27, 2008 | Nikon Coolpix 5700 Digital Camera

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No Manual


Here is a link for the user manual for your camera. Hope this helps.
http://www.nikonusa.com/pdf/manuals/coolpix/CPSQman.pdf

Feb 03, 2008 | Nikon Coolpix SQ Digital Camera

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Coolpix sq


i had same problem, as a result camera has been in a drawer since 05. decided to try taking it apart tonight, while researching found other models of coolpix tend to get sticky lenses, before taking it apart turned it on and off 6 or 7 times while banging on the body beside the lens and it seems to have worked. camera turns on, takes pics, and systems error message gone. a good bang solves many problems

Dec 06, 2007 | Nikon Coolpix SQ Digital Camera

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LCD blank & No picture taken


This appears to be a well known CCD problem, which Nikon acknowledges only for the COOLPIX 3100, 5700 and SQ models. Nikon denies the CCD problems on the 5400 are related, even though a Google search for this problem returns numerous results which claim the same defective Sony CCD sensor was used in the 5400 as was used in the 3100, 5700, and SQ models. See this reference: http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/view_topic.php?id=65777&forum_id=21

Jan 02, 2007 | Nikon Coolpix 5400 Digital Camera

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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"

Dec 06, 2006 | Nikon Coolpix SQ Digital Camera

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