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My new nikon coolpix S8000 camera won't turn on. (did some 20 photos with it) Has tried another battery, another usbkabel, nohting helps, the green light doesnt work. USB via computer also dont work.

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Make sure to shut the battery door! I had the same problem. The only way to access the a/v out is to open the battery door but you must shut the battery door or it won't charge

Posted on Jun 16, 2010

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  • hartley73 Oct 05, 2010

    Thanks for posting this up - wish Nikon had put this in the manual. I was on the verge of returning my new coolpix s8000 because I thought it was faulty as it wouldn't charge. I would never have thought to shut the battery door had I not read this post! Thanks again!

  • margaretat Oct 19, 2010

    Thank you for this solution. After spending time on the phone with the Nikon technical support department, I was ready to return my camera for repair. No one from Nikon ever asked if the battery door was shut. Saved me a lot of money and time.

  • jetranger34 Dec 13, 2010

    My Nikon Coolpix S8000 kept turning off too often. If you look at the battery door after you close and lock it pay close attention to the "A/V OUT" door next to it. The outer edge of the a/v out door would be under the battery door's edge causing the battery door to remain slightly ajar. That is what made my camera turn off or not turn on. What is really happening is that the inside of the battery door has a tiny tab that goes into a tiny **** on the camera body. Inside the **** is a tiny switch that sink into the camera body when it is pushed in by the tab when you close the battery door. When that tiny switch moves down it tells the camera that the battery door is secure which in turn makes it easier to turn the camera on and off and stops the problem.

  • ienjoysushi Mar 24, 2011

    Thank you so much! This comment really helped, i thought i was going to have to replace the battery or something!:)

  • ienjoysushi Mar 24, 2011

    Thank you so much for this comment! I wan't sure if it was the charger, or the camera, or the plug sockets, etc. Nikon should definately include this in their manual!:)

  • vmmarwah Jun 12, 2011

    Absolutely if I had not read this post was going mad since morning !! called up their helplne which doesnt work Sundays in India and that set my BP soaring even higher ! Why the hell cant these guys elaborate in the brochure itself that the battery door has to be shut as it does look naturally cumbersome with AV lid hidden away in a corner anyway ! Technology geeks are sometimes so weird like those at Nikon that they ignore commonest sense to print the basics !!

  • dwmancuso Jul 07, 2011

    mine won't turn on withe the battery door shut

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Re the inability to turn on camera: I removed the battery and put two thin strips of masking tape on the edge that is contacted by the door when it closes. No problems since. Also--make sure the battery-door sliding latch is pushed hard to the closed position.

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Not a solution - just another unhappy owner! Same issue - I've missed many great photo ops because the power button won't respond to repeated presses. Sent it in for warranty repair, and they voided my warranty, saying I had dropped the camera.
I did, but it had this problem way before that happened, and the S8000 operated exactly the same after I dropped it as before - which is to say that there is and always has been a problem with that power button. Mine didn't work from about a month after I bought it, and I dropped it at about the 10th month of ownership.
I think Nikon is dodging a recall, and I don't intend to take this quietly.
Isn't this why we have a Consumer Protection Agency?
Who else thinks this is a corporate dodge to avoid liability?
I'm contacting the Agency to lodge an official complaint.I've seen Ford do this to a friend with a cherry F-350 Turbo-Diesel, and the only "satisfaction" he got was a new engine for $14,000! On a truck that's supposed to be bulletproof operating in the 'burbs? That's crazy, and this is crazy.
I'm also contacting Consumer Reports for help.
Disgusted Patriot.

Posted on Nov 16, 2011

  • robert gil Oct 07, 2013

    I have the same problem trying to turn the camera on, I fixed it - the issue here is that there is a very small switch that closes when the lid is closed but with my camera it has an intermittent connections. Now when I press ******* the lid where the switch is located it turns on every time

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