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Nikon coolpix S3- most of the screen is black on shooting mode

I have a nikon coolpix S3- most of the screen is black just on shooting mode (a part of the upper screen from both sides is clear and images can be seen) . while taking a picture this part remain black with no image. thank u. I have a similar problem - I can view old photos on the camera screen but when I try to take a photo the screen is black and the photo comes out black too. Does anyone know how to rectify this???

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  • LucyWright Mar 02, 2008

    You mean the shooting mode? I've tried this already and it makes no difference.

  • LucyWright Mar 02, 2008

    I hadn't dropped the camera prior to this happening - do you know of anyway I can get it fixed?

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I am sorry to say that it sound like the display had been affected by being dropped. I shall do some more research and get back to you shortly

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Graeme

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    Graeme Ross Mar 02, 2008

    There is nothing that can be adjusted on the camera to resolve the issues you face, I suggest you take it to an authorised Nikon dealer for a quote. Sorry to say, but I think that it may be past repairing.

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    Graeme Ross Mar 02, 2008

    It is more likely that it is the image sensor that has failed(if it is showing old photos correctly as you mentioned). It may be sorted out for you under warranty. Take it to an approved Nikon service agent and ask them to have a look at it for you. Get a price to fix it, and then go back to the area Service Manager for the manufacturer. Nikon are a top optics company, am I would attempt to persuade them to fix it for you as warranty, or you will start a HUGE FUSS :) It often works for large companies that have SOME respect for their customers. Give it a try, you will never know unless you have a go.

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Man i cant believe i fixed my camera. it didnt work for me like 1 year, it was showing a black/dark screen . i heard people saying hit it. and i hit it couple times. it ******* worked, unbelievable

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Change the mode in which you are in

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  • dewan nafees ahmed Mar 02, 2008

    here you go

    solution for problem 1

    > your LCD display is only the real culprit

    >> change it and enjoy shooting photos

    solution to problem 2

    >>you CCD the main eye of the camera is gone bad

    >> change the CCD else just do a full service

    >> you must get fixed

    thank you sir

    good luck

    have a good day

    dont forget to rate the solution

  • dewan nafees ahmed Mar 02, 2008

    ha good to see a reply so soon

    so to fix this you got only two ways

    1>> open the camera at your own risk and replace the LCD

    2>> take it to a authorized dealer and change the display

    for second problem you dint comment anything

    so i cant give any reply at this time

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I had the same problem with mine. I searched the web and came across this one. My camera had a black screen but everything else worked. I read some of the comments and a few people said to hit it. I hit the camera in the side of my hand a few times and it started to work. Thanks for the info. It sound carzy but it works.

Now working Nikon coolpix

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