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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Give the lense side of the camara a few moderate slaps while moving camara from bright to dark obgects back and forth. the shutter gets stuck and doesn't respond to changing light. that's why outdoor pictures are usually too bright and indoor pictures are black.
Posted on Aug 19, 2008
Without some detailed information on how the unit processes video vs. still images, it won't be possible to say for sure, BUT....
The video resolution is processed at a much lower megapixel setting than still pictures. It may be that the defect in the sensor that is causing the lines is on a section of the sensor that is either not used in video mode, or that the software is processing out the defect when it doesn't need all the pixels to give you an image. I think the first is more likely. In video mode, the camera has to run at a lower resolution so that the electronics can store information fast enough to give you video, so it uses a lower resolution. Since it's using the same sensor, it has to either ignore some of the pixels or just not sample them.
If it is the sensor (this is most likely but can't be sure without testing it), then the only way to correct would be a new sensor. It could also be a bad wiring connection, but either way you'd need to get inside to fix. That would be expensive.
I think you should try to use a lower resolution setting and see if maybe that will eliminate the pixels that aren't working. You won't be able to get the highest resolution from the camera, but megapixels are overrated. If you can run it at 3 megapixels or more, you'll be able to do just about anything with it.
Posted on Aug 31, 2009
SOURCE: Battery problem
hello. Remove the battery and clean the battery contact spots with the eraser end of a common pencil. Also clean the ends of the batteries. Then reinstall batteries and test it. Regards, Joe
Posted on Feb 03, 2010
hello. you may be involved in a recall. please read this http://www.nikonusa.com/Service-And-Support/Service-Advisories/COOLPIX-Service-Advisory.page
please rate my answer as very helpful thank you. joe
Posted on Mar 01, 2010
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