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.
Here is the ccd advisory for the Nikon:
The Sony may have the same problem, Search on the Internet for key words:
Sony DSC717 ccd advisory. This camera was made in the time when the ccds had a problem (1999 to 2002).
You may want to call Sony for this one.
Sony made the ccds for many brands including Canon, Nikon and many others.
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
there is a advisory out by nikon . It seems that sony made the ccd card and it burns out . Nikon will repair it for free here is the link for the advisory. http://www.nikonusa.com/email_images/nikonusa/service_advisory/coolpix.html
hope that this works for you
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).
There was a line of defective Sony sensors that went into a lot of cameras between 2004 and 2005. As far as I know the 5700 was the primary victim in the Nikon line but Nikon is offering to repair or replace the affected cameras regardless of warranty status.