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System error my camera suddenly has a frozen lense and says "system error" on monitor. I can still view photos taken on my memory card, but once I put the dial in the mode to take pics, it says system error. The lense is out and will not move back in even when I switch the camera off. Have removed battery many times (as suggested in troubleshooting of manual,)with no luck. Anyone solved this one before.

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  • bob humphreys Jun 18, 2007

    Have just checked nikon tech support as you suggested. They say can only be fixed by Nikon so will need to be sent to them for repair.(which would cost more than buying a new 4MP camera these days!) Appreciate your time.

  • bob humphreys Jun 18, 2007

    By the way, this is what Nikon Tech support said. (using the original memory card and replacing the battery didn't help me but may help someone else so here's what they said.)
    "Having a "System Error" message display on the camera's LCD display generally indicates a problem where the camera will need to come to Nikon for repair. A System Error is a general error which can be caused by many things: lens problem, CF Card problem, general camera failure, etc. Before sending the camera in, check these:
    Use the memory card that originally came with the camera (or a Nikon approved card)
    Remove and replace the battery
    If the error is still displayed, contact Nikon's Service Department (below). If the above tips do not help the camera must be sent to Nikon Service, there are no user serviceable parts on Nikon Coolpix cameras."

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Hi, my camera has been doing this for two years off and on, more often lately. I also found the lens sticking when vacationing somewhere warm and humid and tropical. I ususally fix it by gently pushing on the lens as I turn it off. It may take several times for the camera to correct itself. I found this website hoping to find a better solution to this problem, too, it sounds like the only solution is to upgrade to a new camera. Too bad, I love my 4300 and have been very happy with the photos taken. But, having a camera that can take 7mp and up is attractive and for the price of repairing this one. Hope this helps.

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This is fundamental break down and may not be repairable. Check out th Nikon Web site technical support

Posted on Jun 17, 2007

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    john ash Jun 18, 2007

    This applies to pretty well all so called 'consumer' cameras.
    There are no parts to replace.
    If you send it to Nikon they will replace it with a reconstructed model of the same.
    As you say for a few bucks more you can get the latest version- So that seems the thing to do

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