Why will my camera not turn on?
My battery is in the camera and fully charged, but the device will not turn on.
The Coolpix S6800 is a slim wifi compatible camera, capable of 12x optical zoom and 24x dynamic fine zoom. In addition it is capable of full 1080p HD video that can then be instantly transferred to your compatible devices.
Check the direction you inserted the battery. Batteries for any device typically only work when installed properly and this device is no different. There should be an asymmetric group of gold colored terminals on one end of the battery. Be sure when reinserting the battery into the device that those match up with their counterparts in the battery compartment of the camera. For a more detailed look at this, see the battery guide we've set up for you.
I have a Nikon Coolpix S6500. I have found that these cameras have a "firmware" issue that causes them to randomly fail to power up. There was an update Nikon posted some time ago but it is hard to find now. The problem is that mine did that a year or so and then one day it powered up OK. Now it will not power up even with the battery charged. The question is: How to get the camera powered up in order to install the firmware update and hopefully keep this from happening again.
I have this same problem. I lost my charger and haven't bothered my camera since i didn't have a charger. Anyway, I finally buy a battery charger and it says my battery is fully charged but my camera will not turn on. i'm thinking maybe I need a new battery orrrr My camera is broken. :(
As a follow up, I finally sent the camera for repair. I did not and will not send anything to Nikon. They wanted a minimum of approximately $125.00 plus parts. Plus, this was for an issue that was their fault. I found a repair service on eBay, took a chance and sent it. It was fixed for $43.00 plus a couple bucks for shipping. Needless to say, I am not a fan of Nikon digital cameras.
My Nikon CoolPix P900 was shooting fine all day, then it mysteriously turned off with half the battery left. I didn't drop it or get any debris into the zoom barrel. Thinking it was just a battery fluke it put in a different battery, fresh, unused and fully charged. It gave no response. When I took it home it didn't respond to either battery or the OEM charge cable. It shows no lights of any kind. I can run a sheet of paper all the way down the zoom shaft and slide it a full revolution around. This shows there isn't anything obstructing the movement.
After an hour of troubleshooting I plugged the usb cable into my MacBook. The camera didn't respond with lights or motion, but it has been giving a steady repetitive clicking noise out the bottom through a mic/speaker port. When I unplug the camera the click stops. I tried again with the fresh battery. Now when the terminals touch it makes two clicks out the bottom, then stays silent.