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Nikon Coolpix 3200 won't take pictures

My camera turns on, has an image in the viewfinder, zooms in and out, seems normal until you press the button to take a picture and then it does nothing. Battery is fully charged.

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  • lynettec Aug 17, 2007

    I do not get any error messages. I just push the button and in the view finder a red light flashes next to the flash icon and a green light flases next to the AF.

  • lynettec Aug 17, 2007

    Yes, the data card is in the camera and there are images on it, but I cannot view them through the camera anymore. I can see them when card is loaded into the computer, though.

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Wat sort of error messages are you getting when you press shutter?

Posted on Aug 16, 2007

  • Anonymous Aug 17, 2007

    And asking the obvious, There is a data card in the camera, and does it have any images on it>

  • Anonymous Aug 18, 2007

    Have tried this yet?
    Up load all your images then format the card in the camera.
    Does it work then?
    If no can you check the card in another camera [a friends or local camera shop]
    The idea being to eliminate where the fault lies - card or camera.]
    I the card proves to be the villain - replace it,or check if there is a card protect facility turned on. Where that may lay varies according to camera and card- you will have to check the manual for this.
    If the card seems OK
    The turn to the camera - if you are truly satisfied you are doing all that should be done - are you aware there is usually a more comprehensive manual in PDF format on the CD?-
    Then it is time to contact the support website at Nikon.
    If the camera is new[ish] warranty will come to the rescue - but if it is not then any likely 'repair' cost will make you want to go get that new camera.

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