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I did not use my Nikon Coolpix S3 for quite some time. I had left the battery inside the camera. And did not charge the camera for while. Recently I tried switching it on and I found (i) the camera comes to life but the lens cover does not slide in (ii) many of the buttons are not working.(iii) the charging LED does not glow when I put the camera to charge. I checked the battery and it appeared alright to the naked eyes. Please help. Bidyut Roy

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Battery needs replacing. All rechargeable batteries need to be charged at intervals, even if not used

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Make sure the battery contacts, both inside the camera and on the battery, is clean. You can clean them with a qtip and alcohol. Also, check the battery voltage, it could be getting old. Here is a good blog of things to check with this problem:
Good luck, and hope this helps.

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