Question about Nikon Coolpix S3 Digital Camera
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
PER007 in solution #3 is correct.
Posted on Dec 23, 2007
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
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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