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Coolpix S4000 won't turn on?

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    pancake
    pancake  640 forum posts
    4 Jun 2012 - 9:49 AM

    I'm at a loss! I have had this camera for around 18mths & had no problems with it, its not heavily used just around 1 or 2 times a week, went to use it yesterday & it wouldn't turn on, I did think it was odd as I only charged it last week via the usb cable as normal, so plugged it into the usb via its cable & nothing, the green lights came on & started flashing but turned off after a min or so which usually indicates that the battery is charged, but also something else happed & that is the pc will not recognise the camera, I have gone through to the computer on the start menu (windows 7) & its not showing as being plugged in, I have then checked the device manager & the square box saying S4000 keeps flashing like its trying to boot up but its not, removed the camera & it still won't turn on, I have tried plugging it in to a notebook & my husbands laptop yet still getting the same thing, nothing!

    Any thoughts?

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    Chrism8
    Chrism8  7745 forum posts England14 Constructive Critique Points
    4 Jun 2012 - 10:22 AM

    if the battery's are removable, take it out, leave it half an hour and try again,

    If there AA'a or AAA's try another set that you know are good.

    pancake
    pancake  640 forum posts
    5 Jun 2012 - 2:15 PM

    No luck with that but the problem appears to be sorted!

    Took the camera back to shop who put a new battery in & powered the coolpix up straight away! nothing odd about that until they put my old supposedly dead battery in three others cameras in the shop to find that it powered up each one & shows a full charge!

    Still won't power up mine so I am giving Nikon a call in the morning to see if they can figure out why!

    Chrism8
    Chrism8  7745 forum posts England14 Constructive Critique Points
    5 Jun 2012 - 2:23 PM

    Would indicate a dirty contact on your battery,

    Chris

    pancake
    pancake  640 forum posts
    6 Jun 2012 - 9:42 AM

    Yes chap mentioned that but gave both the camera points & battery points a clean but didn't make any difference, spoken to Nikon this morning & they are taking the camera back so hopefully all will become clear soon!

    Just Jas
    Just Jas  1225752 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
    6 Jun 2012 - 1:49 PM

    Suggests an intermittant connection inside the battery or your camera.

    pancake
    pancake  640 forum posts
    7 Jun 2012 - 11:39 AM

    Well I am most impressed with Nikon!

    Only sent it to them yesterday & email just arrived to say that they received the camera this morning, it had an internal error (whatever that is) which has now been fixed & will be dispatched back out to me today, should have it on friday, thats only 48hrs after I sent it!Smile

    Just Jas
    Just Jas  1225752 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
    7 Jun 2012 - 3:31 PM

    Sandals move fast! Grin

    Dry joint in circuitry, perhaps?

    Pleased to read this result. Smile

    Last Modified By Just Jas at 7 Jun 2012 - 3:35 PM
    Just Jas
    Just Jas  1225752 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
    7 Jun 2012 - 3:33 PM

    Post how you get on when you get it back from Nikon.

    LenShepherd
    LenShepherd e2 Member 62503 forum postsLenShepherd vcard United Kingdom
    11 Jun 2012 - 11:07 AM

    A bonus of Nikon is bodies come with a 2 year warranty in the UK, though you have to go on line to register the second year.

    pancake
    pancake  640 forum posts
    13 Jun 2012 - 12:08 PM

    Received back last friday with original battery plus a new one Smile

    started up with both batteries all fine & dandy

    Well done Nikon!

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