I purchased the camera in 1999 and it has been flawless. The last time I used it it worked fine - then i shut it off for a few minutes and it would not come back on. I have tried two batteries and there is no difference. When I plug in the AC power nothing happens - the screen on the side that usually lights up and tells the percentage of charge stay off completely.
Is there a fuse or reset button that can be replaced. It seems odd that it had a complete failure??
A flexible connector cable may have worked
loose , causing the camera to not power up -
or , any of a number of microfuses may have
opened to protect your camera but none of it
is user serviceable ( near 8 years of flawless
use says - you have taken excellent care of it );
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Hi, Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended. If the camera is still under warranty, before trying any of these, please please first contact your camera's maker to see if they'll cover the repair, or to determine how much they'll charge for the repair. Who knows, you might get lucky. But if they quote you a number that's higher than the value of your camera, you may want to consider the following methods. Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to auto focus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots. Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in “no heat” setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one). Thank you!
Most of time it is a battery problem.... try with another battery, before purchasing new one....
If another battery does not works then get it serviced.
Battery has certain time period life (mostly it is expressed in, "no. of times charge") after that battery power deteriorates...
Or if battery has been water clogged then also battery power deteriorates.... (for water clogging may happens exposure of battery to humid conditions)
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I suggest you open the battery compartment and check the connections on the battery. It may be that they are a little dirty, preventing proper electrical connection, in which case you can clean them with a little cotton bud and perhaps some methylated spitits.
My Z6 worked flawlessly for over a year, then suddenly started shutting
off for no reason. Tried new batteries, etc. The problem turned out to
be the memory card. My advice, buy a GOOD card instead of a new camera!
Keep in mind, flash cards DO have a "life" to them - meaning they can
only be used / erased so many times before they will cause errors (so
don't buy a used card off of ebay - no matter HOW good the deal seems).
If your shutdown problem started with a "unable to read card" warning,
then its the card. The camera is actually "protecting" itself by
shutting down. Good luck!