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Nikon coolpix L5 digital camera only switches on with playback button

My nikon coolpix L5 digital camera only switches on with playback button, when switched on its ready for taking photographs but when shutter release button is pressed no reaction. VR is constantly displayed on the right of the monitor. i think maybe camera may have been dropped not sure. i think camera may be in permanent VR mode or permanent playback mode.
zoom buttons W and T are functional.

any suggestions???

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  • eddie002 Feb 09, 2008

    none of the top buttons are working vr, the on/off button, or the shutter release button all are not working, i have to turn on the camera with the playback button. i then try to take a pic using the shutter release button but nothing happens, is this a camera malfunction or can i change a setting on the camera to fix this problem??

  • eddie002 Feb 09, 2008

    could you please advise on the nearest location in Northern Ireland of a service centre.



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Hello sir

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  • dewan nafees ahmed Feb 09, 2008

    Vibration Reduction (VR) system on board is a high-end combination of quality and versatility.When enabled the VR system automatically detects and compensates small
    camera movements and corrects them. This system offers the user the
    ability to shoot at shutter speeds up to 3 stops slower without the
    risk of blurry images.
    see page 21 of the manual.. or see page 33 of the pdf fil..
    here by you can turn off the VR mode and then try working with the camera...
    manual link..

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  • dewan nafees ahmed Feb 09, 2008

    by this you can turn off the VR mode and take photos..

    even the manual is for different camera it works the same for your CAM also..
    just turn off the VR mode and take the photos..

    dont forget to rate this solution...

    thank you sir,

    good luck.

  • dewan nafees ahmed Feb 09, 2008

    oh my god.. am very sorrry to say.. it is a serious malfunction with the circuit board of your camera..

    have you have dropped it anywhere in recent times? if so then there is a chance for this happening.

    the shock felt by camera has been more than its limit and hence it has malfunctioned the circuit..

    if camera is a new one take it to service center and service it..

    since this is a very costly camera please take it to some authorised service center.. normal local service centers take away the original ICs which is the real costly thing inside your cameras..

  • dewan nafees ahmed Feb 09, 2008

    this shock or jerk experienced by camera is not due to height from where it fell.. but it matters in which angle it fell..

    sometimes dropping it from a height of even 2mts will not harm.. but sometimes even a drop from .5mts can harm..

    and so a service center is the best option..

    dont forget to rate..

  • dewan nafees ahmed Feb 09, 2008

    Nikon UK Ltd.

    Nikon UK Service department

    Nikon House, 380 Richmond Road, Kingston, Surrey KT2 5PR

    Tel +44 181 541 4440, Fax: +44 181 541 4590


    The UK / Ireland Service Centers

    Abbey Photographic
    54 Clifton Street, Blackpool, Lancs FY1 1JP
    Tel: 01253 294000, Fax: 01253 752658
    L Bonser Limited
    5 Bigg Market, Newcastle NE1 1UH
    Tel: 0191 232 2613, Fax: 0191 261 9068

    Conn's Cameras
    8 Grafton Arcade, Grafton Street, Dublin 2
    Tel: 01 - 6777179, Fax: 01 - 6798970

    Euro Foto Centre
    High Road, Cowley, Uxbridge, Middx UB8 2JA
    Tel: 01895 448224, Fax: 01895 420479

    Grays of Westminster
    40 Churton Street, Pimlico, LONDON SW1 2LP
    Tel: 0207 828 4925, Fax: 0207 976 5783

    Mackinnons of Dyce
    Photo Factory, 10 Bridge St, Aberdeen, AB11 6JJ
    Tel: 01224 575111, Fax: 01224 572444

    Cecil Jacobs Limited
    60 London Road, Leicester, Leicestershire LE2 0QH
    Tel: 01162 470744, Fax: 01162 470564

    Jessop Group Limited
    43-44 New Street, Birmingham B2 4LL
    Tel: 0121 643 1069, Fax: 0121 643 2974

    email :

    in Glasgow

    282 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3EH
    Tel: 0141 331 2201, Fax: 0141 333 0348

    in Kingston upon Thames

    99-101 Clarence Streen, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1QY
    Tel: 0208 546 5622, Fax: 0208 546 8408

    in London:

    65-99 New Oxford St, London WC1A 1BG
    Tel: 0207 240 6077, Fax: 0207 497 2705

    in Manchester

    50-52 Deansgate, Manchester M33 2SE
    Tel: 0161 834 8132, Fax: 0161 839 4648

    Kingsley Photographic
    93 Tottenham Court Road, London W1P 0HL
    Tel: 0207 387 6500, Fax: 0207 323 4037

    London Camera Exchange Group
    98 Strand, London WC2R 0AA
    Tel: 0207 379 0200, Fax: 0207 379 6991

    email :

    Park Cameras Limited
    115 Church Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex RH15 9AA
    Tel: 01444 243318, Fax: 01444 245319

    Photo Optix Plc
    36 The Arcade, Meadowhall Shopping Centre,

    Sheffield, South Yorks
    Tel: 0114 256 8696, Fax: 0114 256 8696

    J H Preston & Sons
    39 James Street, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 1QY
    Tel: 01423 503187, Fax: 01423 529759

    Wilkinson Cameras
    27 Friargate Walk, St George's Centre, Preston,

    Lancashire PR1 2NQ
    Tel: 01772 252188, Fax: 01772 556250


    540 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 2NE
    Tel: 0141 332 3381, Fax: 0141 332 0722

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