New Nikon Coolpix S5 used very lightly for the past couple of months - hasn't been dropped or dunked - battery is fully charged - working just fine until recent attempt to turn it on - lens cover seems to be stuck closed - no sounds being made (i.e. no grinding or any other mechanical sounding effort), but orange light next to lens cover will come on as long as I'm holding the on/off button down...???
Hi Debscan, My 1.4 year old S5 developed the same problem and after checking out various websites I get the impression that it is a common one to these cameras. I found that if I put the camera on a level table and then turn it on (and off) 3 times the lens cover would open further with each try. On the third turn-on the lens cover would drop fully with a definite "Click" and the camera would work. The next time I shut it off, the lens would not close properly, but the same "Third times the charm" routine would always work. This may only delay the inevidable final crash of the camera, but it might get you a few more pictures out of it.
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A couple of possibilities. The battery is bad and not accepting a charge. Replace the battery. The battery terminals are dirty. Using cotton swab and some isopropyl alcohol, clean then fully dry the metal contacts on the battery and inside the battery compartment. Before turning it back on, be sure everything is fully dry.
iFixitThe Nikon Coolpix S8200 model was released in August of 2011 with a ... Flash won't work, but light bulb is fine; Flash is enabled but still won't go off. Camera won't turn on¶. You have tried turning on your camera and nothing is happening. ... Once a green light turns on, it is telling you that your battery is fully charged.
Please check the battery of the Nikon Coolpix 4100 Digital Camera. Please check the battery is fully charged or may be its damaged if its swollen. Also check the contact points of battery and camera and clean it. Insert the battery and charge it fully. When the battery gets charged fully then press the power button 4 to 5 times to start it. If the battery is damaged then replace the battery with new battery.
I have a solution posted in doc "nikon s5 s6 lens cover error repair.doc" uploaded on site http://www.esnips.com/web/papputatiyasStuffIt will be helpfull for you. Its is a step by step solution with images. RegardsMukesh