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Nikon Coolpix 4100

Camera just seems to have died. Will not turn off. Lens stuck in out poistion.

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  • Anonymous Jun 28, 2008

    My lens was stuck in. When pressing the on button it flashed green. Nothing more happenned. Because of the light coming on - at least flashing - I did not consider the batteries. However, after reading the solution here, I did. The camera is FINE!

  • npadma2008 Jul 18, 2008

    even after replacement of new batteries, it is not responding

  • emailannaj Oct 26, 2008

    I have the same problem - the camera will not turn on even with new batteries. ~Any suggestions please?

  • aydinakkose Dec 02, 2008

    hi there, my nikon 4100 had very blurry images a few days ago. and nowadays the lens does not extract and there is an error message "lens error" on the lcd and the lens still does not extract. How I can solve this problem* Thanks for all your helps in advance...


  • boyfuds Jan 07, 2009

    I have the same problem, even if i put it new alkaline batteries. Sometimes, the green lamp beside the on/off button will light up, but still the lens are still stacked up and still no image in the LCD.

    Do you know where it can be repaired? Thanks.

  • dr_pudge Feb 01, 2009

    I have the same problem. My Nikon Coolpix 4100 seems to have died with the lens out. The on/off switch is flashing, the LCD is black and it won't turn off. When I change the batteries, the light stops flashing (obviously) but the lens doesn't go back in. Help!

  • stefano sc Apr 14, 2009

    I have the same problem. My Nikon Coolpix 4100 seems to have died with the lens out. When I change the batteries, also if brand new the lens doesn't go back in...seem to be really dead. Help!!!!!!!!!!I wrote to the Nikon Customer Service... If I will discover something I will inform you.ByeStefano (IT)

  • Eddye Mueller Aug 08, 2013

    When turned on, the lens fully extends before completely retracting, so I'm hesitant to take her apart. The idea of getting a new battery makes sense, even though the current battery appears to be fully charged. Do they just "wear out" after a while?



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How wbout changing your batteries. mine does this if my batteries are dead.
Hope this helps

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Gents and ladies, open the body of the camera carefully, expose the front end. use can of compressed air around the lenses to hopefully blow out any dust particles. Hit every nook and cranny. attempt to turn camera on and off and on. If your lens won't retract or extend, but your power is on and "lens error" on screen, go deeper, remove several screws to remove the lens--be slow and gentle!! Might be good idea to just loosen the tiny screws first to gently giggle the lens while blowing air into the area. As you press the power button, you should be able to hear the little motors trying to extend or retract the lens. try to work the jam loose--gently.
I speak of experience--i had given my camera up and bought other ones to replace it but one day I decided to try to fix it. this is after my son had gone to the beach with it and it never worked again.
the lens would not come out and "lens error" was on the screen.
sometimes it would power on, other times it did not. But, after fiddling with it for awhile and taking the plunge unguided, the camera finally extended and retracted the lens and took a few pictures of my fingers!! Needless to say, there was quite a bit of sand inside the casing and moving gears. Now get after it and save your camera!

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