Question about Nikon Coolpix 5700 Digital Camera
The flash won't fire on my nikon 5700, SB just blinks red. I sent it to Nikon UK to have it repaired since the lcd and viewfinder are black also. They quoted me £146.00 (around $300) just to have the flash fixed. I faxed over to them 11 pages (could have sent more!)of people on the internet having the same problem. I think Nikon should admit there is a problem with this model.
I've had this problem and Nikon repaired it twice for me at about Aus$200 each time.
Recently it happened again.
Quite by accident, I found that I could lift the black on-off main switch and that it comes off the camera body quite easily together with the chrome shutter button.
Inside was a little plastic tab with contact points.
Merely blowing off the dust inside and then replacing the shutter button and on-off black ring appear to have solved the problem for me.
However, my viewfinder and lcd were working normally and not black as lsvettek said.
I did have a problem with the viewfinder and lcd on yet another occasion and this was a recognised fault which Nikon repaired free of charge.
Posted on Nov 18, 2007
Same problem with flashing SB - Wont take picture with flash.
I put my speedflash on the attachment shoe and it worked fine. Both speedflash and camera flash worked fine. Removed speedflash and the regular flash was working like it should. Conclusion is to wipe off the metal connection on the top of the camera where an external flash would be attached. That seemed to work for me so I hope it will help someone else.
Posted on Jun 19, 2009
Hi,I come from Taipei,Taiwan.
My Nikon 5700 have same problem one year ago.
I consider to sell or fix it then surf internet to find anwser.
It spent me so many time.
Finally,I have nice try.
"power on nikon 5700.
Let flash pop up with hand.
Set the flash at forced situation.
Let pop up flash press half down with your left hand.
Same time,press shutter-button half and holding.
If SB sign no blink in viewfinder,then loose your left hand.Let flash pop up to orginal position.
Press shutter-button full.If flash be trigger,the lucky follow you."
Posted on Apr 12, 2008
I also tried ausibear's solution, and it didn't work for me either. Another fellow on a different forum recommended trying to clean off the contacts in the shutter assembly with Deoxit instead of just air. I haven't tried that, but since my problem is constant, and not intermittent like some, I don't hold out much hope.
Posted on Mar 06, 2008
Found this response March 2008. Seems to be a great suggeston, which I will try (lift off the shutter assembly and see if it needs cleaning). Dirt seems likely cause as the problem is intermittent.
Posted on Mar 06, 2008
I have this problem, and I have found to be able to carry on using the camera, simply turn off the flash - OK you dont have a flash any more but at least you can use the camera.
Posted on Aug 14, 2008
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