I have had my digital camera for a little over a year, and not too long ago it was working fine when the batteries died (at least I think that's what happened). I recharged the batteries and put them back in. It didn't turn on. I tried about 3 different sets of batteries, all of them brand new, and the camera still won't turn on. The camera hasn't been dropped, exposed to extreme temperatures, or anything like that. When it turned off, the lens stayed sticking out and it won't even turn on long enough to go back in. It won't turn on when I connect it to the computer, it just will not turn on. What could the problem be and what can I do to fix it?
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Re: Camera won't turn on
This appears to be a common contact fault
Check the battery compartment and the battery cap.
Try a piece of foil across the batter yop and close the lid see if that makes any difference.
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In most modern cameras is a little rechargeable battery, that keeps the clock ticking. If your camera was a long time without power, perhaps this battery has died. I would buy a new set NiMH rechargeable or recyclo batteries, because they have a bit less capacity, but can hold power for as long as a year. Then charge them and leave the rechargeable batteries in your camera. Keep your fingers crossed, perhaps the little clock battery will be revived?
Rosa, I think the only thing you did was get out the batteries and tried to charge them and then jut put them back in the camera.
Only a few things could have gone wrong.
One or more cells could have died, during charging. It can happen, special with batteries that have a uneven use. Like once or twice a year the camera comes out the box and then the batteries are charged. Even when you don't use he camera, make it a habit to charge the batteries every few months.
Then it could be your batteries are still in good shape and fully charged, but you put in one or more calls the wrong way around.
Please check carefully if all the cells are inserted correct.
If nothing works, and you can't check the voltage of your batteries, try another set of batteries.
Things to check first for a camera that won't turn on are battery contact points, and micro switches that are located on the battery and memory card doors. Troubleshooting tips on other things that need to be checked may be seen here. These tips won't work for every case, but they're worth a try.
It almost sounds like the battery won't hold a charge anymore which means you need a new battery. Since the camera isn't quite a year old yet I'd suggest contacting Nikon and seeing if they'll do anything for you before you buy a new battery.