Question about Nikon COOLPIX S5 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Intermittent discoloration & pixalation mainly in low light

I have an intermittent problem with my Coolpix S5, sometimes the picture becomes completely discolored; whole picture is greenish & sometime discolored & pixelated. When taking a shot, especially in low light condition it sems like the processor is trying to balance or componsates for the lighting level but then the picture would have the fault as described. I tried adjusting the whaite balance, aperture compensation, different shooting modes to no effect. 1st I thought this was a CCD problem but it's intermittent, so it can't be. Some of my friends think it may be the processor problem or the VRAM?. Has anyone experienced this problem or can help with a fix other than returning to Nikon for a very expensive repair. Thanks

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 75 Answers

I have seen a similar problem with other manufacturer's cameras. A connectore between the CCD and main board comes loose and gives weird picture effects. With other cameras the lens fails and gives a multi coloured solarization. Hopefully, your camera is still under warranty because I would suggest you take it to Nikon for service.

Posted on Mar 26, 2007


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a samsung Un55J6200afxza. sometimes when i power on the tv there is no backlight.

It could be a defective main board, or intermittent LED diode on the back lights strips.

I will try a new main board first.

Oct 24, 2017 | Samsung Televison & Video

1 Answer

Emachine m250 screen flickers, becomes clear as you move lid

Screen is intermittent in the LCD display, or the video cord from the screen to the motherboard has come loose from the plugin.

Apr 11, 2012 | eMachines eM250-1915 Netbook

1 Answer

Hi when I turn the camera on the LCD screen is white on most occasions sometime I can get a picture on it ?

The LCD has become intermittent, caused by bad screen or the ribbon cable needs to be reseated back on the systems board, because it has come loose.

Mar 13, 2011 | Olympus Cameras

1 Answer

My nikon coolpix s5 turns on and dispay remains dark- but all settings show up on display screen- cant take picture but i can view old pictures. i have taken out battery and restarted camera but still have...

The camera's ccd, the image sensor , is either faulty or has become disconnected. This is a fault that can't be fixed by fiddling with the settings. If the camera is under warranty, then return it for repair. If it is not, it may cost more to repair it than to replace it with a new and better camera. They get cheaper and more capable every year- don't spend too much restoring an old model.

Dec 27, 2010 | Nikon COOLPIX S5 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Dell 23'' TV/Monitor has stripe of raster in screen, just to the left of center. Comes and goes, sometimes it's just wavy, sometimes it's completely black.

Check main power supply DC capacitor.If this becomes dry this wiil fault could be due to intermittent contact of the EHT at picture tube body. Other possible fa Remove and reconnect the EHT cable at picture tube end. Before attempting switch off T V. Remove all electrical plug connections. Wait for few minutes for the EHT to discharge. Ease the suction cup that is hugging the picture tube body. By keeping the circular flaps folded by finger try removing the folded pin clip that is on the glass body. Clean and re position the clip. Attach back the suction clip.

Take care high voltage present at picture tube even the TV is OFF and plugs removed.

Jul 06, 2010 | Televison & Video

3 Answers

2005 Yukon XL, third brake light intermittent

Remove bulb, make sure it sits tight in the socket. make sure socket is not burnt up (brown or black in color) Check bulb, if the filament inside is loose or discolored, replace as nesessary. Check brake light switch under driver side dash above brake pedal. make sure it is adjusted correctly.

Jul 23, 2009 | 2005 GMC Yukon Xl Denali

1 Answer


You have problem with the power inverter, in you tv it might be part of the power supply, in which case you will need just one board. Julio

Jul 23, 2009 | Televison & Video

2 Answers

JVM2050 Doesn't cook food sometimes

Not the magnetron if intermittent. Probably a bad smartboard. Easy to replace if you know the basic precautions to take.

Mar 05, 2008 | GE JVM2050 Microwave Oven

Not finding what you are looking for?
Nikon COOLPIX S5 Digital Camera Logo

Related Topics:

72 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Nikon Cameras Experts


Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers


Level 3 Expert

3289 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Are you a Nikon Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides