Nikon Coolpix L830 Troubleshooting
The device won't turn on
The device will not power on after multiple attempts to do so.
Batteries are low on power
Make sure the batteries inserted into the camera are fully charged. If power is not coming from the batteries, replace with new, fully charged, batteries. If fully charged, the batteries may be incorrectly positioned. Remove batteries and see where the posts and connections are (located on yellow stickers inside). Insert according to the stickers and turn on camera.
The power button may be stuck
Examine the power button for debris that may be preventing the button from being pressed.
LCD screen does not show anything
The camera screen is black and does not respond.
The camera is off
If the LCD screen is not showing anything, the camera may be turned off. Press the power button and wait for the camera to turn on.
Batteries are low on power
Make sure the camera batteries are fully charged. If not, the batteries may need to be replaced.
Flash is recharging
Wait for the flash to recharge. The flash lamp will be flashing while the flash is charging.
Power saving mode is activated
When the power saving mode is activated, the LCD screen will turn off after a certain amount of inactivity. Use the on-screen menus to disable power saving mode.
LCD screen is broken
If the LCD screen is still unresponsive, it may be broken. Replace the screen using the Nikon Coolpix L830 LCD Monitor Replacement Guide.
The device will not focus
The camera will not focus when photographing a subject.
Photographer is too close to subject
Take the photo from a greater distance from the subject. Press the shutter-release button halfway down to refocus the image.
The Autofocus is turned on
To disengage the Autofocus, press the arrow multi-selector buttons while taking a photo. This will allow you to move the focus area to where you want to focus.
The lens is dirty
There are particles or debris obstructing the lens.
The outside of the lens has dust or debris on it
Turn camera off before cleaning. Carefully use a microfiber cloth and clean the outside of the lens to remove all debris.
The inside of the lens has dust or debris in it
Turn camera off before cleaning. Carefully apply compressed air to side of lens to remove. If particles remain, keep camera powered off before removing lens and carefully clean with microfiber cloth. Replace lens.
Camera will not zoom
Nothing happens when you try to zoom in on your subject.
Camera mode is in a scene mode setting that does not allow zoom
The following scene modes do not allow zooming: portrait, night portrait, night landscape, easy panorama, or pet portrait. Select a different mode to re-enable zoom.
Shooting mode is set to subject tracking
Digital zoom cannot be used when subject tracking is selected. Use the shooting menu to turn off subject tracking.
Debris is blocking the zoom
Sand or grit may be inhibiting the lens extension mechanism. Carefully apply compressed air to side of the lens to remove the particles.
If particles remain, try removing the zoom piece using the Nikon Coolpix L830 Shutter Button Replacement Guide.
The flash is not working
The flash will not fire when taking a photo.
The flash is turned off
Turn the flash on. To do this press the flash pop-up button. Press the multi-selector button. Select the desired flash setting and press the OK button.
A scene mode is selected that does not work with flash
The flash will only work in the following modes: Auto, Auto with red-eye reduction, fill flash, and slow sync. To select one of these modes, press the flash pop-up button. Choose the desired flash mode using the multi-selector arrow buttons. Press the OK button.
The bulb is faulty
The flash bulb may be out or broken. Replace the bulb.