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Re: nikon 5700 faulty flash

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.

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Re: re: nikon 5700 faulty flash

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

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Re: re: nikon 5700 faulty flash

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

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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

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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

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Re: re: nikon 5700 faulty flash

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.

Thanks ausibear.

Dr E

Posted on Mar 06, 2008

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Re: re: nikon 5700 faulty flash

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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Red light display with SB

The flashing red light indicates that the camera's flash is charging.
Your electronic flash does not work on the low voltage supplied by the camera's battery. Instead, the battery is used to charge a capacitor(s) that are connected in a manner that raises the voltage to a level that will fire the flash. If the batteries are not adequately charged or the capacitor(s) are leaking, which will occur as they age, enough voltage will not be stored to allow the flash to fire.
Make sure your batteries are fully charged. Remember, rechargeable batteries do go bad after time and must periodically be replaced.
If the battery is fully charged and the red light continues to flash, the camera will need to be sent in for repair (probably replacement of the capacitor(s)). Call the Nikon Service Center at 1-800-645-6687 9AM-8PM EST, Monday to Friday, and they can arrange for you to have your camera evaluated and provide you with an estimate without cost. Your camera is rather old and it is possible that it might make more sense to replace it with a new model.

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My flash isn't working on my Coolpix 5700. I'm


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.

Good luck.

Jun 09, 2011 | Nikon Coolpix 5700 Digital Camera

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I have a new D3000 and a nikon SB-600 flash. I

From the Nikon site, do you have one of these flash units.
Support for the Nikon Creative Lighting System when using SB-900, SB-600, or SB-400 Speedlights, or the SU-800 Wireless Speedlight Commander
If so You set the flash mode to "comander" the pop up flash must be UP

This Video by Nikon shows how but you will have to read the manual to get a full description go to the flash section

Then look at them all :)

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Nikon coolpix 5700 flash isn't working...can a bulb be bought and replaced or do I have to send the camera to nikon for repair?

I can help, I just need a few more details...

  1. Is there a blinking red dot on our screen when you try to take a picture with the flash?
  2. Is the flash poping up?
  3. Has it worked before?

Dec 06, 2008 | Nikon Coolpix 5700 Digital Camera

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Nikon Coolpix 5700

your flash doesnt work to use the camera turn off the flash also you can get an external flash for less than it takes for them to fix it good luck

Sep 24, 2008 | Nikon Coolpix 5700 Digital Camera

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Re: nikon 5700 faulty flash

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.

I have sent some Nikons in for repair, and they have been fixed free. The shipping will cost you to send in.

Aug 24, 2008 | Nikon Coolpix 5700 Digital Camera

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Nikon Coolpix 5700 Digital Camera - SB flashing and cannot take picture

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.
Havana, Cuba

Nov 09, 2007 | Nikon Coolpix 5700 Digital Camera

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Nikon Coolpix 5700 Autofocus

you need to fix the flash or get an external flash

Oct 19, 2007 | Nikon Coolpix 5700 Digital Camera

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Nikon coolpix 5700

The red dot beside SB means that the flash is not ready. If the flash does not pop-up, I would say something is jamming it -- and not allowing the flash to pop-up. If the flash does pop-up, but the red dot stays on, there is a problem with the flash. The simplest might be a battery that is almost dead. The flash has to "charge" before it will fire. I have to admit, you would notice this rather quickly as the camera would power down within a few shots -- even if the flash didn't fire.

Check the pop-up flash position and get back to me. I hope this helps! Please post rating, if it does.

Sep 16, 2007 | Nikon Coolpix 5700 Digital Camera

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contact nikon they know about the problem and will fix it for free

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