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How could i make my Nikon d3100 power on?

During a firmware update my Nikon d3100 shutted down and since there i couldn't turn it on again. I mention i didn't have any battery issues in order to be this the key of my problem.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: firmware update problem

recharge your battery is the first thing i would do.. once this is done, try reinstalling the firmware and that should take care of the problem.. is your camera new?

good luck and let me know if i can help anymore..
thanks,
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Posted on Feb 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Batteries die

Hello; Same as tbeartusk on my coolpix L3 Nikon
Batts exhausted within 30 Min. and screen says Batteries "exhausted"

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

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YA DEFINITELY IT IS NOT THE PROBLEM OF THE BATTERY. UNKNOWINGLY YOU DETECTED THE RIGHT PROBLEM IT IS EXACTLLY THE PROBLEM OF YOUR coolpix. BUT THIS PROBLEM COULD OCCUR BECAUSE OF SO MANY REASONS . TRY RECHARGEABLE BATTERYS IF THAT DOES NOT HELPS.CHECK OUT IF THERE IS ANY LOOSE CONNECTION.CLEAN THE SURFACE WHERE YOU ARE INSERTING THE BATTERYS WITH DRY CLOTH.IT COULD ALSO BE THE PROBLEM OF CIRCUIT INTERNALLY .THIS OCCURS IF THE UNIT IS BANGED SOMEWHERE TO THE WALL BY MISTAKE OR FELL DOWN ON THE GROUND.
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Posted on Jun 10, 2008

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SOURCE: reinstall firmware in nikon coolpix

Hi lal513,

Thanks for your question at Fixya,

Please find the solution to your problem as follows :-

  • Removing batteries while updating firmware , leads to serious damages to the existing firmware as it gets corrupted with a partial update.
  • Now in this case, what you need to do is to get back to the service center and then allow then to re flash the ROM with the firmware that is applicable to this camera,they will charge a minimum fees for it.
  • And you have to remember that for any device , motherboards, cameras, mobile phones, it's a prerequisite to have the batteries fully charged up or the power supply continuously on to update the firmware successfully , failure to do this might lead to the problem that you have just faced.


Hope this helps ...:) In case you have any queries , feel free to contact me.

Posted on Sep 18, 2011

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SOURCE: I have a brand new

The solution to your problem is simple, Kathrynbax.


The battery never comes in fully charged. It's always charged only so you may be able to check if your camera is working. I suggest, you take out your battery and put it to charge for exactly 90 minutes as the manual says. Then I'm sure you won't face any such problems.


Hope this solves your problem.

Good day!

Rebel

Posted on Oct 05, 2011

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Hi Just been ripped off on ebay, don't know if anyone can help? Bought a firmware upgraded d3100 which apparently was done to give an improved bit rate. I asked the seller if it affected the


Hi Andrew - There are several hacked firmware files for this camera. Most that I have seen deal with allowing 3rd party battery usage, 17 minute video, unlimited video and variable shutter and aperture control during video recording. There may be others. I suggest you either (a) contact eBay and open a dispute resolution ticket to return the camera to get your money back or (b) try installing an authentic Nikon 3100 firmware from & as per instructions on the site:

https://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/18725

Understand that option (a) is preferential. If for some reason you can not do (a) then (b) would be the next step. Any time firmware is updated, there is a risk of damaging the hardware. This is especially true if power is removed during the process - but other things can happen, too. Finally, if (b) doesn't work for you then you may have to hack the firmware as shown in the link below (or your choice of hacks):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylQqH6Kfyno

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Finally after 4 years we have a hacked/custom firmware that enable full manual video control on the Nikon D3100 DSLR. Just like the D3200 or Canon 5D, 7D ect. you can simple adjust the shutter speed/angle and the ISO sensitivity of video as well as the usual aperture control. You can even adjust shutter speed while recording!

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Nov 20, 2014 | Nikon D3100 Digital Camera

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Nikon d3100 collapsed during firmware update


Alexandru,
I think your camera is bricked. If you did remove the battery, and after charging it again, replaced it, and it still does nothing, you only have one option. Contact a certified Nikon service centre. Tell them you tried to update the firmware of your camera, and it then it stopped working. Tell them you did everything as described. First charged the battery and only then you started the procedure.
I think they can revive your camera, but perhaps you have to bring it in, or send it to them. Don't forget to ask in advance, what it will cost if they have to put in the firmware.
Success

May 14, 2014 | Nikon Cameras

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How can i turn on my Nikon D3100?


Is the battery fully charged. What were you doing on it right before you shut it down. Also make sure your putting the battery i. The right way



Also you can\'t charge the battery by usb into a computer. You need to use the external wall charger.



Unfortunatly the d3100 does not contain am external reset button like the Nikon D3000 but this might help. Take out the sd card and battery and leave it out for a couple hours then, after a couple hours have past reinsert the Battery without the SD card. If it still doesn\'t work shine a flashlight into the battery holder to see if any of the metal connectors are bent.



The only logical explanation after that if it still doesn\'t work is that the battery died doesn\'t have to look damaged it can crap out anytime. I would try getting a new battery and putting it in. If you just got the camera you could tell the place you got it at and they should give you a new battery.



i hope I could help, your going to have to trial and error this one to see what gets it to work.

May 10, 2014 | Nikon D3100 Digital Camera

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Nikon d3100 stuck on flash mode


What do you mean by flash mode?
Have you read the manual how to use the camera?
If nothing from there helps, try connecting it via USB and check if there is firmware update. If even that doesn't help, try acessing menu and doing hard reset from there.

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There is a green light thats on even with camera turned off and also the screen shows a rotating timer. Its a d3100


your Nikon has stuck in a loop and unable to shut down, this type problem should be looked at by camera tech.

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Did you update the firmware to 2.43? Many people have been getting bricked ps3s because of it. lets hope you still have warranty.

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sir, i updated my Nokia N73 software but its shut off its self and can't turn on again...

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Make sure your memory card is OK. Take it out, put it back in or try another card. Be sure battery is charged. Should not see low battery sign in viewfinder or in top panel. Try a reset. There is a problem sort of related to what you describe where a firmware update may cure it. D70 Firmware Update 1.0.1 / 1.0.2 - Windows. One of the problems this firmware fixes is :"When images were captured in Continuous mode at an Image size setting of M and an Image quality setting of FINE, the memory card access lamp sometimes glowed continuously and the camera could not be turned off with the power switch. This problem has been corrected." This bit of advice comes from another Web forum, not my own discovery. Maybe this happened and ran down your battery, unbeknownst to you. Turn the camera off and power it from an electrical outlet. Update the firmware per instructions on the Nikon site. If this does not work or if your firmware is updated, call Nikon for further advice. You may need to have it serviced. This blinking light problem has been mentioned on PN and another forum. Nikon may be familiar with it already.

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