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Camera has to be repaired. The lens assembly with the focusing, iris setting, zooming is fubar and needs help.
Until resolved you will continue to get that error message.
on Aug 12, 2015
Looks a real problem to me. It is one of the early Coolpix cameras around, so it could be the beginning of the end of its life. I hope not.
Please try to remove the battery and charge it complete. In the mean time give the camera some rest. Alter a while, place the battery back and switch the camera on. If the error comes back, you could ask a Nikon centre what it would cost just to check the camera and what it would cost to repair. In the mean time check what a new Coolpix will cost and then decide repair or buy a new.
on Dec 27, 2013
Never format a camera memory card in a computer.....always in the camera!
on Oct 26, 2012
on May 06, 2012
You will need to connect the phone with the one marked bluetooth once its connected to the usb lead it should automatically in windows 7 or you might have to open it open up manually click start right
click on my computer you should see your mass storage device if you dont see it
click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll
through all of the devices if you see a yellow question or exclamation mark or a red x you will need to update the driver right click on the device to update driver
if your computer came with a motherboard disc the drivers could be on it
if you can see your usb but its not working
ports(com&lpt)right click update driver hope this helps youhttp://download.cnet.com/nikon-coolpix/3000-18489_4-66757.html
on Nov 13, 2011
hiwould you provide more detail?
on May 22, 2011
The first thing to do is clean the battery terminals inside the camera. Make sure the new battery is charged. The following web blog details the things you can try to bring the camera back to life:
If none of these things help, the on/off button could be bad, or many other things, and the unit will have to be serviced. Get an estimate, since the cost of repair can be high.
Good luck, and hope this helps.
on May 18, 2011
Hello jesser..... Remove the card and look around the edge of the card for the wee lock. Open the lock. Reinsert the card. Turn on the camera and go into the menu. Find the format function. When you format the card it will erase any photos that are currently on the card and set it up to be used in your camera. Joe
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on Dec 29, 2010
If you are initiating the shutter manually, it is quite possible that the camera has become very slightly loose at the F-mount. So, when you press the shutter button, the movement though it may be extremely slight, is shaking the camera at the exact moment you are taking the picture.
Make sure that the camera is tight to the F mount and that the F mount is secure to the microscope.
If you are initiating exposure via software, it is still possible that there is still some slight movement on your desk.
Remember, the slightest movement is magnified many, many times to the camera.
on Dec 25, 2010
You can download the instruction manual in PDF format by clicking this link.
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Hope this helps. Thanks for using FixYa
on Nov 30, 2010
This camera does not take SD cards. Only CompactFlash cards will work.
on Sep 18, 2010
The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel
after dropping it. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the
probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.
these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.
try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.
Try holding the
shutter button while switching on the camera.
Look at the lens ,
and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then
try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).
pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may
cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.
way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and
then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to
not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and
down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the
camera is enough to get things going again.
Try hitting your
camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of
Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair
center for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to
replace the camera.
If it is still under warranty I would suggest
you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any
off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about
warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.
the advise is useful.
on Aug 29, 2010
Can be damage to lens assembly gears and bad news, but maybe not. There's an excellent blog about this problem of things you can try. Some of them don't apply to your problem, but are good to know. Here's the site:
Aside from getting lucky, it will have to be disassembled to be fixed. It's quite a process, but can be done with patience and a good process or memory. If you have a shop repair it, get an estimate first. Some are more reasonable than others, and chances are this repair will run a bit.
Good luck, and join the millions of others who have had this happen, due to the construction and demand of zoom lenses.
on Aug 01, 2010
Download it here: http://www.nital.it/download/pdf/digitali/CP5000.pdf
on Apr 16, 2010
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