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Sounds like your image stabilizer got damaged by the fall. You'll have to get your camera serviced by an authorized Nikon service center.

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Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on Jul 05, 2011

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Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on Jun 27, 2011

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Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on May 25, 2011

I'd suggest getting a card reader which would plug into your computers USB port. From there you'd take the SD card out of the camera and put it into the card reader and then you'll be able to transfer pictures.

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on May 11, 2011

1) Change the format to iether .jpg or .gif or reduce their size using photo editing software, you should have got some with your camera. If not, got to Filehippo.com, there's plenty of freeware there, Nero has a good photo editor.

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on Apr 08, 2011

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 the desired pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use Nikon Transfer or any other photo cataloging program.

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on Apr 04, 2011

If your LCD screen is damaged, you will not be able to replace this yourself. It will have to be replaced at a certified service center.

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on Mar 19, 2011

hi dear alexanderesma, your lens have the pin roller's out of cylinder helicoid,some case maybe repaired, otherwise change of lens unit become necessary.
Please send to Nikon service.

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on Mar 11, 2011

You can't, they are not actually saved because without a memory card you are in DEMO MODE

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on Jan 26, 2011


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on Jan 05, 2011 | Nikon COOLPIX P90 Digital Camera

Possibly the sequence camera off, plug USB cable into Mac, plug into the camera and then turn on the camera make darn sure you have enough power in the camera to complete download or a whole new series of issues will occur. Anyway there should be an little icon appear on your desktop, open the drive copy and past the images into a folder on your Mac Hard Drive. Now don't forget to "eject" the camera drive or again a whole mess of problems can occur. Once the images are safely on the computer format the memory card in the camera. Cheers from Robert in Canada

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on Dec 28, 2010

Look on the fron of the lens, it should say something like Auto Nikkor 24-50 f3.5/5.6 ( or similar) that is the mamximum aperture at different zoom levels. besides that it may say something like 37mm either on side of lens near front or on front itself. If you have the lens cap, look inside the lens cap, the size is usually marked there and your camera uses the same size screww on filters.

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on Nov 15, 2010

Have you tried going through the owner's manual and trying each thing in order?

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on Oct 31, 2010

Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera

This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some common error messages that might show up on the LCD's of cameras with this problem include "E18 lens error", or "lens error, restart camera". Some cameras might show nothing at all, but merely make a beeping noise as the lens goes out, then in, then the camera shuts off. Sometimes the lens won't even move.

The problem is actually quite common throughout all camera brands. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended. Believe it or not, one BIG contributor to lens errors is using a camera case. Sand, gunk, case fibers, etc... accumulate at the bottom of the case. These materials love to cling to the camera by electrostatic build-up from the camera rubbing against the side of the case (especially those cases with soft fibrous intreriors). Once these materials work their way into the lens mechanism, that's all she wrote. I have many cameras, and NEVER use a case for this very reason.

A camera owner that suffers this problem may have no recourse for having the camera repaired. Many camera makers will not honor repairing this problem under warranty as they claim it is due to impact damage to the camera, or sand or debris getting into the lens gearing mechanism (neither of which is covered under warranty). The quoted repair cost is usually close to or more than what the camera is actually worth.

Fortunately, about half the cameras that suffer this failure can easily be fixed by one of the following methods. None of these methods involve opening the camera, although some have potential to cause other damage to the camera if excessively done. If the camera is still under warranty, before trying any of these, please please first contact your camera's maker to see if they'll cover the repair, or to determine how much they'll charge for the repair. Who knows, you might get lucky. But if they quote you a number that's higher than the value of your camera, you may want to consider the following methods.

The methods are listed in the order of risk of damaging your camera. Thus make sure you try them in the listed order. And remember, these fixes (especially #6 and 7) should only be considered for a camera that's out of warranty, who's cost of repair would be excessive, and would otherwise be considered for disposal if unrepaired:

Fix #1: Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button while turning the camera on.

Fix #2: Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install new batteries, and turn on the camera. If you get an Error E30, it means you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory card and turn it on one last time.

Fix #3: Insert the cameras Audio/Video (AV) cable, and turn the camera on. Inserting this cable ensures that the camera's LCD screen remains off during the start process. Thus extra battery power is available to the camera's lens motor during startup. This extra power can be useful in overcoming grit or sand particals that may be jamming the lens. If the AV cable doesn't fix the lens error by itself, consider keeping this cable installed while trying fixes 4, 5, and 7 as a means to provide extra help to these fixes. But note that I DON'T recommend keeping the cable installed during Fix 6 as you may damage the AV port while tapping the camera. Reinsert the cable only AFTER tapping the camera.

Fix #4: Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots.

Fix #5: Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in "no heat" setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one).

Now we're entering into the realm of potentially damaging your camera in conducting the fix. There is definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the following two fixes.

Fix #6: Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Other variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of your hand. A lot of people have reported success with this method. HOWEVER, there is also some potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens.

Fix #7: Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with this method than with any of the other methods. HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for damaging your camera by using this method. Variations include gently pulling, rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the power button. Attempt to gently straighten or align the barrel if it's crooked or twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the lens barrel, and then pushing on the side of the lens barrel that has the largest gap (note pushing the lens barrel all the way in is NOT recommended as it may become stuck there). While doing any of the above, listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins may have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click, immediately stop and try the camera.

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on Oct 20, 2010

Are the images printing OK? If so, you may be running out of memory resources --at times it turns off the graphics display when RAM is scarce or you are running low on virtual memory

Try upgrading RAM and increasing the virtual memory

Also clear out temp and junk files from system

please let me know..if you wanna know how to increase virtual memory and remove temp files

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on Sep 30, 2010

I have read that CCDs can become slightly damaged when certain cameras are aimed directly at the sun, but I can't recall the make, but I do remember it was a high end camera, such as this one. The other thing I'm wondering is if a ribbon connector isn't slightly loose, and not allowing certain CCD areas. I can't imagine any physical part of the lens assembly affecting the incoming image, but stranger things have happened.
Personally, I would run the camera and some printed pictures in to a reputable camera repair shop to see what they think. To further assault this problem, I would contact Nikon support and see what they say. Problems this tricky, that are rare and seldom, need more than one opinion, in my estimation. Here is Nikon support:
Wish I had a definitive answer for you, but good luck, hope this helps, and thanks for using FixYa.

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on Sep 07, 2010

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Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on Aug 25, 2010

If your pictures are blurry, you have a shutter speed that is too slow. If they are yellow, your white balance isn't set to auto. Try using the camera in more light or setting it to full auto. There is most likely nothing wrong with your camera.

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on Jul 20, 2010

if you have vista or above just plug in the camera and click on import pictures from a dialog that pops up automatically

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on Jul 14, 2010

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