Nikon Coolpix 5700 - had it several years and it has always worked perfectly. Tried to use it today - on switching on everything seems OK except no image in the monitor, only settings revealed. Attempted to take pic and download to my PC but there was no result, just black. Any advice very welcome - I am a complete novice.
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The largest CompactFlash card that Nikon approved for the 5700 is 256MB, which is what I'm using in my 5700. That's small by today's standards and you probably won't even find it in stores. I see some web sellers have 256MB cards for only $6 or so. Other commercial card sellers on the web claim that the 5700 will handle CF cards up to 1GB capacity. That's what I might try since online they're selling for as little as $8 plus shipping. Given that the 5700 was introduced in 2002, any cards bigger than 1GB probably won't work.
Hi there all
My Nikon coolpix 5700 camera was the same way. We were told that there is a recall on this cameras because of this problem. Go to the website listed below and follow through with the directions. We sent ours in about 3-4 weeks ago and just got it back today in excellent working conditions again. I hope this helps, Good Luck!
CoolPix 5700's have a common image sensor failure. Check with Nikon for recalls, this may be the cause of your issue.
Alternatively the shutter may be stuck open, causing too much light to reach the sensor and causing over exposure as well as lines across the image.
Advance Camera Repair
I have a similar problem and found this webpage,
Nikon is offering a free repair, just go to the above webpage
(it's part of this site)and select the proper location to return your camera (europe or japan).