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Af and flash button flash continuously when camera switched on

Hi - I can turn my camera on but the lens does nort come out and both the af and flash lights by the viewfinder flash continuously. None of the buttons work and the screen does not light up. I have only taken 500 pictures with this and find it hard to believe taht this is not a trivial fault. £140 to repair is a joke! I have replaced batteries with fresh.

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We have had our Nikon 5600 for about 2 yrs we have always had issues with it Some settings are useless Because the "hand shake" always comes on!
Now we are having a new issue , when you take a picture the Af flashes and Flashes then the screen goes black for about 7 seconds and then its ready to take a picture again..Its getting annoying , is there a quick fix for this or should i start shopping around for a new camera

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How old is the camera? Take a new approach to Nikon. But costs are about right- it is no joke.

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In order for your Nikon to auto focus correctly, you need to have several things:

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Third - minimum focus distance. All lenses have a minimum focus distance. Acording to Nikon, yours is rated at 3.6' (1.1m) (see: for full specs on this lens). This means your subject needs to be at least 3.6' away to be able to focus on it - manually or aut0matically - it makes no difference. There are lenses that do "very close" focussing that are called "Macro" (but curiously Nikon branded versions of these lenses are called "Micro"), that are also telephoto lenses. Your lens is not a macro/micro type.

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