Question about Nikon Coolpix S51c Digital Camera

1 Answer

Flash wont fire

Hi, i got my cam last september and has been working pretty well until early March. whenever i try to shoot using flash, the flash indicator keeps on blinking red and no photo could be taken. however, when i turned off the flash, i can still take photos. what could be the problem?

Posted by on

  • etitanic Apr 07, 2008

    I had the same exact problem. Bought the camera in Jan 2008 and it stopped flashing while on holiday in Cozumel. My solution was to send it back and Nikon replaced it with a new camera. Cost me shipping. No explanation as to what happened.

  • Tonatona Apr 18, 2008

    My coolpix s51 flash stops working about 3 months later i have it.

    Does anybody knows what to do in this case, besides sending it to the factory to have a refund?, because i live in a Guatemala and don't have the facility to send it to factory and get guaranty. Please some help...



1 Answer

My flash won't turn on at all either.

Posted on Apr 20, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Built-in flash does not work even in a MASP mode

This often depends on the shooting mode you are using. It is often on a selection wheel. Say you are in Fireworks mode the flash will not fire. If you get out of a special mode back into normal camera I am pretty sure your flash will not be greyed out.

Jul 20, 2017 | Nikon D3100 Digital Camera

1 Answer

How do I turn on the flash? I tried to buy a really simple camera and there's just too much 'stuff' on it. everything seems to be ok, just can't figure out how to make the flash work. ...

Easy. When the camera is in normal shooting mode, press the up button (marked with the symbol of a lightning bolt) until the symbol of a crossed out lightning bolt near the top left of the screen turns to an uncrossed lightning bolt symbol. that's it.
extra tips-
  • if you keep pressing the up button until the lightning bolt symbol has a letter A next to it, the camera will fire the flash only when it thinks it is necessary. this will keep your flash from firing in bright light and therefore save battery charge.
  • remember when you flipped through your math textbook in the first grade and it had "too much stuff on it"? you think its too much because you aren't used to it. don't be afraid to mess with the settings in order to learn how to use your camera best; you can never permanently damage a camera in changing its settings. the worst that could ever happen is losing all the photos in memory. if anything else goes wrong, you can always return the settings to what they were when you bought the cam in a few button presses (refer to the manual).
good luck and happy shooting!

Sep 04, 2011 | Vivitar ViviCam 8018 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Hi, Cant normally start car (2.3l).filters,plugs,spark all ok,can crank just wont fire.once running all is well,runs like a kitten, i spray ether into the plennem chamber pipe and she fires and runs.yuor...


Most likely one of 2 things, fuel pump failure or intemitent fault on fuel relay and/or fuse. they can melt rarely though!

Another option is the air mass sensor or MAF sensor that regulates the air to fuel mix, if this is a early 1992 model before september of that year then most likely the engine will run quite rich on fuel, modern fuels are slightly different and less harmful again can cause an issue.

Air or fuel is the ahort of it. also check that there is no holes in the air pipes and that all have a good seal with no leaks taking in too much air.



Dec 31, 2010 | 1992 Audi 80

1 Answer

I have a 1981 ford with a 302 the cap has the firing order listed as 15786342 the dist has no elecs in it the pick ups on the crank it wont run right wired like this then when i switched it to 15426378 it...

This is from compcams website:

Firing Order, Small Block & SVO
This is one of the most common questions asked by our Ford customers. The firing order for the early 221-302 engines and the early 5.0 engines is 1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8. This is the firing order for all prefix “31” cams and is the standard replacement cam for all early engines. The later 5.0 engine and all 351 engines are designed to use the 1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8 firing order. This is the firing order for all prefix “35” cams, and cams ordered for these engines should use this prefix. Other than the firing order, the cams are identical. By changing the spark plug wiring at the distributor these cams can be interchanged.

I hope that this helps.


Jun 16, 2009 | 1981 Ford F 150

1 Answer

The flash has gone out

it should have warrenty, why dont u avail warrenty. otherwise repairing is possible, consult to a qualified technician only.

Nov 25, 2008 | Cameras

3 Answers


unit possibly might have a bad CCD imager and or problem with SY board .recommend sending in for repair try alamo camera service .com

Jun 12, 2008 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F717 Digital Camera

2 Answers

SB800 Won't Remote

The channel on the flash for remote on the 4a withthe NIKON D70
If you are using the Nikon D200 then the channel is 1a ...

If you have any more questions contact

Berrie Smith Camera Repair

Feb 04, 2008 | Nikon Speedlight SB-800 TTL Flash

2 Answers

Vivicam 3750 Driver

i have problem with my vivicam ditigal camera, i can't load pictures off of my camrea to my computer, because my disk for the camrea burned up in a house fire last september, can you help me please,

Oct 07, 2007 | Vivitar ViviCam 3750 Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Nikon Coolpix S51c Digital Camera Logo

Related Topics:

163 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Nikon Cameras Experts


Level 3 Expert

3289 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Jeff Marcus

Level 2 Expert

115 Answers

Are you a Nikon Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides