Question about Nikon Coolpix 3200 Digital Camera
Recently someone spilled beer on my purse which had my camera in it in a soft case. My phone also got wet but now works again. The camera didnt appear that wet and when I tried to turn it on the light in front lit up orange so i thought it was dead maybe because I hadn't charged it for awhile. I took out the battery and sd card overnight and part of the next day to let everything dry out. Then I put it all back in and hooked it up to charge and it showed that it was taking the charge so I let it fully charge and now when i try to hit the on button nothing happens. What if anything else should I try and do to fix it myself...and if I can't fix it myself would it be worth getting it repaired? Thanks alot.
Hi Debscan, My 1.4 year old S5 developed the same problem and after checking out various websites I get the impression that it is a common one to these cameras. I found that if I put the camera on a level table and then turn it on (and off) 3 times the lens cover would open further with each try. On the third turn-on the lens cover would drop fully with a definite "Click" and the camera would work. The next time I shut it off, the lens would not close properly, but the same "Third times the charm" routine would always work. This may only delay the inevidable final crash of the camera, but it might get you a few more pictures out of it.
Posted on May 25, 2008
Sounds like a power problem. Try checking voltage of battery and cleaning contacts with a cotton bud and electrical contact cleaner $8 at repco. Had a similar problem with a pentax mini slr. Verdigris (****) on battery terminals is dynamite in low current circuits. If you cant afford contact cleaner use special methylated spirit ( $3.00 at local pharmacy). Good luck Trevor
Posted on May 20, 2009
SOURCE: Nikon CoolPix S5 - Same trouble
I went through the process of sending my camera in to the nikon repair center. it was used very little, in fact it appears brand new. it had never been mistreated, wich is what nikon tried to convince me must have happened because they refuse to believe that they have sold an inferior product. they never told me what is wrong with the camera but wanted $146 to fix it and send it back. the only solution is that everyone send their s5 back to the service ctr and refuse to pay to have them repaired. they e-mail a survey and if we all give them low marks maybe they will decide that they should take care of their customers a little better, especially with todays economy. the survey asks if you would purchase or recommend NIKON again. I told them that I WOULD AVOID NIKON LIKE A SICK CHINESE CHICKEN.
Posted on Jun 27, 2009
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