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Nikon coolpix 5600/4600 - won't turn on

I've had this digital camera for 2 years with no problems. Now it won't turn on. I've changed batteries (3 times) and they are alkaline batteries (not rechargeable). According to the Nikon Guide, these should work OK and they have for two years. Can you help resolve this or give me some other suggestions on what I can try? Thanks!

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  • muftigal Aug 21, 2008

    Yeah, my camera won't turn on either. I've changed the memory and the batteries, but it's as useful as a brick at this point. I thought it may have been because the part holding the batteries in broke off (really poor design there), but I've duct taped it down and it still won't work. The light that turns on when you turn the camera on blinks on and off...but it doesn't do anything else.




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I had the some problem... found a fix on another thread here on fixya...
hold the power button and at the same time press the play button.

Mine turned on after about 3-4 seconds of holding them down together!

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Just had this problem. Did as directed above and the camera did come on, but said "Battery Exhausted". Batteries tested good on two different battery testers, but the current needed to operate the camera was evidently not there. The batteries were Duracell MN1500. I usually use Energizer Industrial cells which never do this to me, but I ran out whilst in the field. Battery chemistry differs between manufacturers.

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