20 Most Recent Nikon COOLPIX S570 Digital Camera Questions & Answers


If expensive camera, it needs to have the electronics repaired. If a cheapie, repair not cost effective and best to replace unit.

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on Aug 21, 2017


batteries fail over time and should be replaced even rechargeable batteries
never change just one battery as it will discharge into the flat battery
keep the batteries full charged at all times and remove them from the camera when not in use

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on Jul 21, 2017


Can't resist - you're shaking it with something loose.

PROVIDE DATA!

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on Jun 02, 2016


Batteries should go in very easy. If the battery is FORCED in backwards the camera and or the battery could have been damaged. If it went in backwards very easy then try this next step. If it was FORCED hard in please DO NOT: The battery is a heavy object. If it is accelerated and stopped quickly it may come out. AGAIN, DO NOT DO THIS IF IT WAS FORCED IN HARD. With battery compartment open I would hold the camera in one hand and slam it into the heel of your other hand to see if the battery will slip out. Again if it was really pushed in hard all you will do is break the camera BEFORE the battery comes out.

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on Sep 02, 2015


I noticed that you noted that you have a new battery. Have you fully charged it? Although batteries are charged before they leave the factory, you do not know how long they have been sitting on the dealer's shelf slowly discharging. The charging time for your EN-EL10 battery is about 100 minutes. Once your battery is fully charged, try to turn the camera on again. If it still doesn't work, you may have bought a defective battery, the battery contacts on the battery, the battery charger or in your camera's battery compartment may be dirty or the battery charger may be defective.
To clean terminals, rub a clean pencil eraser across the contacts. That will remove any dirt, grime or oils that may be preventing a solid electrical contact. Once the contacts are clean, charge the battery again and retry it in the camera.
If all that fails, contact the Nikon USA Service Center at 1-800-645-6687 9AM-8PM EST, Monday to Friday.

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on Feb 12, 2015


Forget about downloading from the camera. Do it the easy way. If your computer does not have a built in SD card reader, buy one. They can be had for $20 or less. Remove your memory card from your camera (it is located in the battery compartment), insert it in the card reader and simply copy the file to your hard drive using drag-n-drop or copy and paste.

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on Aug 24, 2014


tape.

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on May 25, 2014


Internal display is damaged of the screen is cracked from inside

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on Apr 25, 2014


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 Canon's, 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 Feb 01, 2013


Press the MENU button. Select Setup (the wrench icon). Select Sound Settings (the speaker icon).

Full details are in the "Sound Settings" section of the manual (page 124 in my copy). If you need a manual, you may download it from here.

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on Oct 26, 2012


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 iPhoto or any other photo cataloging program.

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on Oct 07, 2012


go to menu/setup and hit reset all. Switch the camera off and it should be ok after that

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on Aug 18, 2012


You can download the current versions of all (free) Nikon software from here.

You don't need any special software in order to use your camera. 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 Nikon Transfer or any other photo cataloging program.

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on Jul 13, 2012

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