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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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  • Jamez Brown May 29, 2007

    The camera will only take pictures when connected via the TV. Otherwise it will not do anything short of just turning on and "freezing"
    As for the Nikon website and "tech" support it's pretty much useless.

  • Jamez Brown May 29, 2007

    The camera was my moms and she just stopped using it after this problem occurred. I do have a little brother that is now 5 and likes to touch everything so there is a possibility he was playing with it. It has been so long though that it was working correctly that I doubt anyone would remember but I will take a look at all the settings. The camera certainly isn't knew as my mom received it as a gift from someone more than a year ago but we have gotten hardly any use out of it.
    Thanks for the replies I will get back after I take a look at the settings.

  • Jamez Brown May 29, 2007

    I have went through the settings and gone through anything relevant in the manual and found nothing. Maybe it is just done for.

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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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    john ash May 29, 2007

    @Camera will only take pictures when connected to TV.
    Sounds ominous
    Connecting the cameras to TV with images on the card and the control set to upload or play will give you pictures on the card.
    This sounds like a control or setting problem
    Is this something 'new' that is it was OK once but started acting up- since when?
    Check that you have all the setting as they should be and check the manual if you have it- or it will be a PDF file on the software disk
    in case this a 'settings malfunction'.
    But from what else you say it does seem as that it has come to the end of its days.

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    john ash May 30, 2007

    Looks that way- time for a new one then

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