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From what I have heard Nikon has recalled the Coolpix 5700 because of the SB error. It has something to do with a connector coming away from the printed circuit board. I recommend that you get in touch with Nikon and see if they will repair the flash for you. Click on the link below to contact them.
My camera's shutter will not depress all the way due to a red flash light coming up all the time in the Flash-Ready indicator lamp (refer to pag 28 in the Nikon manual). It can be full sun outside but it will not work due to the red flash light coming on.
A work around is to select a flash mode of 'cancel'.
There is a button toward the front of your camera called the flash mode button. Click that until you see strike mark on the flash icon of your monitor screen (see page 32 in the Nikon manual).
The camera must have a malfunction of determining the lighting so it always thinks you need to have a flash on the picture. Of course this is not 'fixing' the flash/lighting issue but you can take typical day pictures for now with this work around.
It appears that you have a ccd problem. That particular model had a ccd problem, whether or not the flash is part of it, I do not know. Here is the link to FREE REPAIR if the problem is the ccd. http://www.nikonusa.com/email_images/nikonusa/service_advisory/coolpix.html
I have sent some Nikons in for repair, and they have been fixed free. The shipping will cost you to send in.
Not to buy a Nikon Coolpix anymore. This is a very bad camera. I had this same error last year. The camera was sent to Japan once, returned to me and worked for six months. Now is the same problem: SB light in red doesn't let me take pictures in light conditions when flash is needed. So, you'd better think in buying a camera, not Nikon, please. JAMP Havana, Cuba