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Black screen My camera will cut on and off and show old pics but all the pics I take turn out black and the screen comes up black when i turn it on and I'm going on vacation for the next 2 wks and would looove to get some help so i can take pics!! HELP!

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SOURCE: show only black when trying to take pic/video

This problem is caused by a stuck shutter assembly. Normally the shutter is open which allows light to enter the image sensor and show you the live preview you see on the screen. When you take a picture the shutter closes which allows the image sensor to record what was seen at the exact moment the shutter closed. The shutter is stuck closed, causing the image sensor to always be in the dark. These shutter assemblies are extremely small and delicate. The miniature parts can become jammed with just the slightest bit of oil or contaminant, or the slightest misalignment of components. The problem can sometimes be fixed by gentle tapping of the camera on a solid surface. If you are going to try this be VERY careful, and do not tap the camera on the buttons, lens, or battery door. If this does not solve your problem then the camera is going to have to be taken apart and the shutter cleaned and reset to allow free movement. This repair costs $125 to $145.

Posted on Jun 16, 2007

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SOURCE: black screen when in picture mode cant take pictures

PER007 in solution #3 is correct.

  • Follow the URL: http://www.nikonusa.com/email_images/nikonusa/service_advisory/launch_all.html
  • Fill out the form
  • Mail in your camera if it's listed
  • Receive your working unit free of charge
I had the same problem with my CoolPix5400 and this resolved the issue.

Posted on Dec 23, 2007

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SOURCE: Coolpix S210 Lens Error

Mine did this. I assume the lens won't pop up as it normally did?

To fix mine, I wedged a small screwdriver into the lens and then turned it on, gently nudging the lens out. It worked great and I haven't had the issue again yet.

Just a little help is all it likely needs to pop that lens out.

Posted on Dec 06, 2008

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SOURCE: Screen broke, when i turn it on its white with splotches

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You must change your screen for an new one!
If you can't find one send an email to Rotronica in the Netherlands they can provide one for you.

Posted on Apr 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Coolpix S210 Lens Error

Hitting it against the hand while the camera is off works. Be persistent.
Nikon sucks for making me hit my camera on purpose.

Posted on May 30, 2009

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