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Re: Camera won't power on
Hey sdkitty, I would try replacing the battery with a new one first, and if this doesn't work I would try cleaning the battery contacts. If this doesn't work you could bring it to a Geek Squad® precinct in a Best Buy™ store and they can send it out to be looked at by an authorized service center. As far as replacing the camera if you are still within your return exchange period of the retailer that you purchased the camera from and the camera is determined to be defective then you could exchange the camera for a new one. I hope this helps! Sincerely, Allan Go Ahead. Use Us.
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Coolpix Cameras are tricky to use with chargers. I will assume your USB Charger EH-69P is 100 - 240V 50/60 Hz so it CAN work in many places around the world with an adapter. Do not go over 240V or you could damage it.
These cameras like to have the power supply connected when it is on to charge - meaning if you have it connected and you plug the charger in the wall it will NOT charge. So if you plug the charger in the wall first and then plug the cable in the camera it will work. The camera is actually ON when it charges and I never REMOVE the memory card when it is ON.
When you have a dead battery. Plug the camera in and make sure the ON LED lights and the Charge LED flashes. Then don't mess with it. Let it charge completely (Charge LED stops flashing and is OFF) and then unplug it. It will turn off. Then later you can turn it on.
Try this, unplug the computer, hold in the power button for 30 seconds or so (this will discharge the capasitors). Now plug the computer back in and try to turn it on. If you still get nothing, try a different surge suppessor. If you still get nothing, try a different outlet. If all of this fails, you most likely have a bad power supply. You will have to open the computer, uplug the power supply from the motherboard, hard drives, DVD drives, ect. Play close attention to what plug goes were. Remove the screws holding the power supply in, and remove it from the computer. You can take this old power supply to about any computer store and find a replacement. Put in the new power supply, plug everything back in. Hopefully the computer will now boot up and run. If not you could have a bad motherboard.
If I am reading the frist part of your stament correctly, the power supply does not even kick on when you press the power button. Don not unplug anything from the inside of the computer at this time, instead check your power cord and make sure it is plugged in thightly to both the computer and power strip. Check to make sure the power strip is on, plug something else (like a light) and test the power strip. If the item does not come on, then you may have a bad power strip. To confirm plug the item you are testing with into the outlet the power strip is plugged in to and see if it works. If not your outlet may be bad, contact an electrician. If everything works, but the power supply is still not kicking on, you possibly have a bad power supply. You will need to pick up a replacement power supply and install it in the computer. This is were you unplug everything wire bundle that comes from the power supply to the mother board (paying attention to what was plugged in where). Take the new power supply, install it, plug everything back in. Now try the power button. If this fails then yes you have a bad mother board.
I know most computer retailers that offer repairs, have a device to check the power supply. A good repair place will check this at little or no cost to you, if you agree to let them install the replacement if it is bad (they will charge you for the power supply and installation of it).
Things to check first for a camera that won't turn on (no power, no lights, no noise, nothing) are battery contact points, and micro switches that are located on the battery and memory card doors. Troubleshooting tips on other things that need to be checked may be seen here. These tips won't work for every case, but they're worth a try. But if there is some electrical activity, then you're more likely experiencing a lens error. In that case, see this article. and this video:
First remove the power plug from the smps and press the power switch few time and wait for few minutes the re plug the power connector to the smps and switch on the computer if you still dont have power then you will have to check whether the smps work to test that its not enough to test the voltage in the 21/24 pin you will have to short the green wire and the black wire and see whether the smps fan is working if the fan is not working then the problem is with smps
Consider NOT connecting your camera to your computer.
The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.
Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program such as Picasa.
Same thing just happened to my M260,
did you ever get an answer? Thanks, Jeff.
Problem: No response, no turn-on, dead player! help!by mtx410 on Aug 28, 2006
I was loading files, when the transfer locked up, and the computer threw an error. i couldn't do anything but unplug the player! After I did this, i tried plugging it back in, and half of the world "initializing" popped up on the screen, the first half was missing! it did not do anything more. so i unplugged it again. Now when I plug it in, nothing happens. The computer recognizes that new hardware is plugged in, but cannot recognize what it is. Nothing comes on the mp3 player's screen. It will not power up when i hit the power button. It has no response, it acts like there is no battery in it. I have taken the battery out, and put it back in. Nothing happens when any of the buttons are pressed, or when it is plugged into the computer. Is there anything I can do to get this thing working again! It is the M260 if that matters.