Question about Nikon Coolpix S1 Digital Camera
So I'm in Spain which makes it a little difficult to get things fixed at the moment, so I figured I'd try and troubleshoot the problem myself. When I turn on the camera the lcd screen is black but all the camera info still appears on the screen. I tried shooting a few photos and those turn out black as well. The lens cover opens and I've went through all the camera setting but it's not recognizing anything seen through the lens. Please help!
The problem you are experiencing is due to the shutter being stuck closed. Normally the shutter is kept open while you compose the image, and then when you push the button it closes and the CCD records what it was seeing at that moment. When the shutter is stuck the image is blocked from reaching the CCD at all times so you can see nothing. Unfortunately the shutter is a tiny delicate component buried deep within the lens assembly and is not accessible without complete disassembly. I would suggest finding a repair center to ship the camera to, or replacing the camera. I would definitely not _gently_ tap the camera on a hard surface to possibly dislodge a slightly stuck shutter blade. This could easily cause further damage to the camera. However, you are not me. ;) David Millier Advance Camera Repair
Posted on Feb 24, 2007
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