Question about Nikon Coolpix 3200 Digital Camera
I connected my camera to my computer to import some pictures, and when I was going to "safely remove hardware" from the bottom of windows, the camera USB did not show up, so I accidently pulled out the USB without shutting the camera off. Now the lens is open but the camera is off and won't turn on. Is there a way to fix this? Thank you.
First deconnect all batteries, usb cable anything from the camera. Leave it for about 1 hour and then without connecting batteries press and keep the the power button pressed for about 1min. Then press twice on every other button including the shuter, zoom or stuff like that. This should reset a microcontroller that remembers the last operation done. This doesn't reset the camera. After this, connect the batteries and try to power it again. IF this doesn't work. Try to push the lens back in using your fingers. Don't force them to much if they doesn't appear to go back. Use 2 fingers to press on the lens one on each side aplying equal pressure. You may hear a click noise when the lents start to go back. Again, don't force them to much. Try these at first and then if they doesn't work, please post back and specify what does the camera do. No led's no nothing or ..?
Posted on Mar 14, 2007
I have the same problem (camera stuck 'off' with lens out), except that with new batteries the green light flashes for a few seconds when I try to turn the camera on. Then nothing. The display remains dark.
In my case, the problem occurred after I let the batteries run down (over-night) while the camera was on and attached to the computer.
Posted on Aug 23, 2008
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Connect the camera to your computer by using the camera's USB cable.
Connecting a camera to a computer with a USB cable
Turn on the camera.
In the AutoPlay dialog box that appears, click Import pictures and videos using Windows.
(Optional) To tag the pictures, type a tag name in the Tag these pictures (optional) box.
By default, the folder name includes the date the pictures and videos are imported and the tag name.
A new window opens and shows the imported pictures and videos.
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