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Black Screen on Capture mode

The screen shows pictures saved in the memory and does all the functions in that. But when brought in the capture mode to take a picture, it shows a BLACK Srceen and also saves the new picture as Black screen. The sound of zooom in zoom out can also be heard but nothing seen on the screen whne in capture mode. Please suggest if there is any troubleshooting option available for this issue.

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  • rolamir Dec 08, 2007

    i know now what caused this problem...i once,accidentally switched the power off while the memory card is formatting,that's why it's broken....as a result, black screen appears, even though menus are displayed...what a silly and lousy product, broken by it's own button....there should have been an auto-prompt, instructing the user not to continue or your unit will be broken...just a waste of money...

  • dilipuor Jan 13, 2009

    I too have the same problem as Gaurav's. I was surprised to see lot of S4 owners are facing this problem which i thought was unique case for me...Dilip

  • DivineDew Feb 07, 2009

    Please add me to the list for buying this lousy product.

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2009

    yep! same problem!

  • ajwallander May 13, 2009

    I have had this camera for years and loved it. But all of a sudden have the same problem. It's very frustrating because it seems like everything else is in working order. When I took the camera back to where I bought it for advice they told me the cost to ship it out and repair it would surpass what was originally paid for it.

  • Patti Jones Jun 14, 2012

    Same thing here!

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I contacted Nikon and here is what their email said:


"There is no service advisory in place for a stuck shutter. You can have the camera checked at service and if it is deemed to be a warranty issue then it will be covered. "

Murwilumba, your advice is worthless BS!

Posted on Dec 10, 2008

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Its a WORLDWIDE problem with NIKON S4 & NIKON S10 also. The worst thing is you get it repaired & after few days again get it repaired as its never ending as per my experience. if u have S4, even worse, S10's retail prise is too cheaper than S4, so can't even think about resale.
Nikon has left us to only mourn guys. find a local repaire guy & fix the charge, tell him we r friends for life ;(

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No user troubleshooting possible it will have to go back, Contact Nikon Support.

Posted on Aug 31, 2007

I have tried email Nikon and never did hear from them.

Cheap item, it doesn't worth to be fix or even giving any support.

You either take the lost and remember not to buy the brand from
now on...

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Get on to Nikon and let them know about it, it is a common problem with the S4. They are fixing the 3500 and others for free.

 John.

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Just wondering if you ever resolved this problem through Nikon and how costly it was. I am now having the same issue with my Nikon Coolpix S4 camera.

Posted on Sep 19, 2007

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