Nikon Coolpix P500 Troubleshooting
- Camera screen is not working properly
- Camera lens is not working properly
- Camera buttons won't work
- Camera flash is not working
- Camera won't turn on
- Battery does not last as long as it should
Camera screen is not working properly ¶
The screen is not doing what it should. It is not showing pictures properly, or is simply not on at all.
Camera is not on ¶
You may not have turned the camera on. Hold the power button until the screen lights up.
Screen is cracked or damaged ¶
You may need to replace the screen.
Camera lens is not working properly ¶
The lens is not performing certain functions, such as zooming or focusing.
Lens is jammed ¶
The lens mechanism may have debris stuck internally. In order to remove debris, the lens will need to be removed. Follow our guide to replace a lens in order to disassemble the lens.
Zoom buttons are broken ¶
The camera may not be able to zoom because the zoom buttons are hindered or damaged. Refer to our guide on broken buttons.
Lens is cracked or damaged beyond repair ¶
The lens may need to be replaced. In this case, follow our replacement guide.
Camera buttons won't work ¶
The camera buttons are not responding when pressed.
Grime under buttons ¶
There may be grime under the buttons. In this case, use a q-tip with rubbing alcohol around the edges of the button.
Motherboard needs to be replaced ¶
The motherboard may need a replacement. In this case, follow our guide on replacing a motherboard.
Camera flash is not working ¶
The flash does not work when it is supposed to.
Flash is turned off ¶
Make sure to turn the flash on, and make sure to switch from auto to on if you want the flash to go off every time.
Light is burned out ¶
The flash bulb may need to be replaced. In this case, follow our replacement guide.
Camera won't turn on ¶
Battery is dead ¶
Your battery may not be charged.
Battery is put in wrong ¶
Battery does not last as long as it should ¶
Go into options and be sure that the "Charge by computer" option is turned off.
If this does not help, you may need to replace your battery.