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My Nikon Coolpix L12 will power on but won't take a photo. There are no error messages on the screen. The lens will extend and retract. The zoom works. The shutter release button depresses but will not "snap" a photo. The card in the camera is fine and is recognized by camera. Thanks for your help!

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  • shwnlth Dec 11, 2009

    Thanks! The battery idea didn't work but was a good one. Probably not worth ($$) taking it to a service center since I'm way out of a warranty period, but I appreciate the help!

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Well, seems like a camera failure to me,actually the processor inside the boards is wrong, maybe your product is a failure ones, I think it's better for you find the dealer or service center to solve this problem.

But, you can try remove the battery off from the camera, and let the camera without it for about 2 hours, then try put it on again, maybe this trick can help you!!!

Posted on Dec 09, 2009

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