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"frozen" unless connected to TV

Someone else already has a similar problem but mine is not because of water damage. Like it says the camera is more or less frozen unless its connected to the tv. If not connected it turns on the lens comes out, and the "welcome" screen comes on but with no backlight on the lcd. That is it though, the camera then is useless, it wont even turn off, you have to take the batteries out to shut it off. When connected to the tv though it works fine. Everything works displayed through the tv just fine. Is there any sort of solution for this? Would there be any hope in taking the camera apart and looking around for something and cleaning it? Thanks for reading

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Re: "frozen" unless connected to TV

See if you can take pictures with it- ignore the screen for the moment. The fact that the welcome screen comes on - suggests that the screen itself and its connections are OK. Displaying images on the TV say those parts are OK. Taking it apart to 'clean' is not advised there is nothing there that you or I can fix. With this clarified Go to the Nikon website and check with Technical support team.

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