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System error My camera comes up with a system error and does not take pictures. The lens does go in and out when top dial turned to scene but stays out when power button turned to off and then displays system error... I have tried removing card and battery ...any ideas apart from trashing it? Tony

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Re: System error

Go to your camera settings and reset what you can, especially the date and time. Take the batteries out if they are old and leave them out over night. Then turn it on and see if the message is gone. If not, then you may need to get service for it if it doesn't cost you too much. The above things I did fixed mine. Its a Nikon coolpix 800. I just hope it lasts'.

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My camera will turn on then go off and the lens will not go out how do i fix this?

The manual is a bit confusing. I do have a power shot, but is is a bit younger. My camera does have 2 On buttons. One to put it in shooting mode. And one to set it in display mode. If I press the display button (arrow right) the lens stays where it is and I only can see pictures I took. When I press the on off button the lens comes out.
I think you only have to switch the main dial to the camera logo (shooting Mode) and then press the Disp button, to shoot pictures and if you want to view pictures, you turn the dial to playback Mode (arrow to the right) and press the Disp button.
If it works, no fix, just knowledge about how the camera works. It is all in the manual.

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The lens comes out then the camera turns off

Your camera has it own doctor built in, if it sees an internal error it will shut down. When a camera turns on it goes through a series of tests, if one of these test fails your camera records an error. If the lens is moving in and out your camera is trying to get the lens to function. As such you have a faulty camera.

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When the camera is turned on with the power button the lens comes out and stays out but the camera immediately shuts off and the lens stays open. The only time the camera remains on is when the dial at the...

Please try Power Resetting the Camera.
To Power Reset the Camera, First, please turn OFF the Camera.
Then, remove the battery pack from the Camera.
Then, press and hold the POWER button on the Camera for 30 seconds.
Then, reinsert the battery pack and check whether the issue is resolved.

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Are there any error messages on the LCD display?

Will the camera lens stay out when the camera is turned on?

Can you still take a photo/flash/sound without seeing the photo?

If the camera will not turn on even with a fresh set of batteries it could have a system or lens error in the camera.

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hi the problem that causing this is: there is some pressure to the lens did it fell? probebly there is a fault in the lens sorry cant help good luck

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