Question about Nikon Coolpix 5700 Digital Camera

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Repair of digital camera

Hi
When looking through the camera to take a picture it is virtually all black - it flickers a bit and the camera tries to focusĀ  but all you see is darkness. In very bright light it goes slightly lighter but is still dark.

it will take pictures but they come out black

It did this a few weeks back - i then took all the pictures off the card and it worked - but then did the above again. I have again taken all the pictures off but it is still black this time

Any ideas?

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  • Al44 Feb 06, 2008

    Exactly the same issue !!





    Help, please

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2008

    CCD Sensor failure....



    Yesterday the camera was fine, today the viewfinder and LCD are black in picture mode except for battery indicator and frame counter and exposure information.



    The camera works fine in menu mode and in playback mode from a CF card that has some earlier pictures on.



    Regretably I've seen this before with my Fuji S2 pro ( based on a Nikon body and a similar Sony CCD sensor). It is the well-documented 5700 sensor failure ( just Google for Nikon 5700 CCD failure).



    It is too expensive to have fixed, since it is well out of warranty. Some time ago Nikon were fixing the camera for free in the USA, but not in the UK.



    The camera is effectively scrap. It would cost more to have it fixed than it is worth.



    Lets hope my 8700 has a different sensor!

  • stff Mar 02, 2008

    my coolpix 5700 when viewing from external screen or through the lens i cannot see the subject only the exposure settings ect, it will take a photo but is blank in the screen there is a symbol what looks like the timer mode indercatore when put in timer mode the correct timer symbol comes on, any ideas? is this expensive to repair?

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2008

    When I turn on the camera it is blurring. I have been using this camera for many years and all the sudden it can not take pictures. Help!

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Go to Nikons home page and look for coolpix5700 service advisory. Download the pdf and send it in with the camera and they will fix it for free. I got mine back in 2 weeks completely fixed no charge. Do not write what your problems are. They will do a thorough check and fix everything.

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I find it hard to believe. Once the camera ist sold and they got new models on the shelves, humpf, they wont care about it anymore. Even support for old espensive cameras. This is not a Rolls Royce, better try another brand, better covered.

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

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My Coolpix5700 has the same problem. But I could not find in nikons home page that they are willing to fix this free of charge. Could you send me the details or link?

Posted on Feb 20, 2008

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If you go to nikons home page you can search and find that they are willing to fix this free of charge.

Posted on Feb 19, 2008

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If you see all black in the viewfinder something bad has happened to the lens. It could be stuck, tilted, etc.

It will need to be taken apart and serviced by a trained technician.

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