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Nikon Coolpix L4

1. Camera had fatal lens error (therefore purchased 'new' one) 2. Purchased ("only used twice") CP L4 on Ebay 3. HELP! Okay, popped MY memory card in... cool, yes? then , NOTHING, but NOISE shows on the display monitor... All images on card are viewable just fine (so I know it's not the LCD screen--right?), but I can't take picture, there's nothing there! Please tell me it's something easy to fix!! I'm leaving for Italy in five days and need this camera!

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  • Anonymous Nov 03, 2007

    my problem is cemera is not starting i pressed on buttom then bling red light stoped. there lence shorter is not closed

  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2007

    the camera when it is switched on it is showing lens error

  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2007

    When i turn on my cmera the lens goes out bit then retracts and says lens error.

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. Had the camera for about 5 weeks. I turn on the camera and it read "Lens Error" and turns off. I cant take it back, unfortunately, but I'm hoping someone knows what to do.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2008

    Turm my camera on and it only shows lens error

  • maumora Apr 10, 2008

    NICON COOLPIX L3

    a lens error, lens is out and does not want to go back in. Not able to use camera.


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You have internal problems, possibly the ccd . Also there could be internal connections which have become loose.

Needs repair.

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I suggest you go to the Nikon website for your country, and call the (usually toll free) number for service and information.
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