Camera shut off during photos and will not turn back on
I charged my camera all night then today while taking pictures, the camera shut off and will not turn back on. Even when I plug in the charger it does not even charge. I bought a new battery and still nothing.
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I take the SD card out and look at photos with my computer. If the battery is very dead it may not charge in the camera. Nikon cameras have a clock that runs when the camera is off. Fully charging it and leaving it alone for a year will most likely discharge the battery over 50%. If you have an external charger I would try that. When you charge in the camera you are right the power light come on and another light flashes. If you have an Electrical Engineer friend you could ask him/her to put a few volts on the battery to kick it back to life. A too deeply discharged battery may not charge in the camera
Some camera will not turn on (Turn on but not take pictures etc) when you plug it in USB, it will only communicate with the camera PC suite software to transfer pictures.
Regarding the battery, if your camera has mobile phones type lithium ion batteries then you can either charge these batteries outside if you have a charger for them or put the battery in camera and plug the camera with its charger that came with it. Its just like charging mobile phone.
If your camera uses AA size (pencil cell) batteries then you will need to either buy Duracell batteries (or any other good Alkaline battery, Duracell is good) and throw them when they stop working or
Buy rechargeable AA size Ni-MH or Li-Ion batteries with charger. Charge the battery with its charger for at least 12 hours before first use or follow the instruction written on battery pack.
I think you are either using normal carbon AA size batteries that are used in clocks or toys, these will not work in digital camera.
I don't expect something wrong other then the battery is totally flat, just take the battery out of the charger unplug the charger wait a few minutes and plug the charger back in and insert the battery again. I've had to do this upwards to three times before the battery and charger got the idea what they were suppose to do. Rechargeable batteries normally don't like long periods between use and when they do loose their charge it can be down right annoying getting them back into service. You didn't say what camera make or model or if the camera uses a designated battery or AA's.
my camera does the exact same thing. first time it happen i had to wait a week for it to magically turn on again, i was gonna bring it in cuz i had warranty but that exact same day it decided to work so lol but now my wont take any pictures! ugh. but yeah i think your gonna have that turn on problem more often. lol you gotta let it sit for like a day. even when its charging you dont want to have it over charged even tho its not working. gotta let it cool. this camera sucks but i love it :( i think im just gonna have to get a new one
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Thanks Richard Scott Technical Support New Zealand
I opened up mine today and found out that all you needed to do was put the plastic gear back into place and it's A ok. Open up the camera and when you're facing the front, check the little plastic compartment on the top right to see if the gears are in place. I fixed it and everything is A ok now. :)