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Old Aug 14, 2005, 8:29 AM   #1
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Greetings,
I am new to this group and am seeking advice.
I have a Nikon 57000 Coolpix and have been very happy with it until
now. A few days back a problem occured where I can see no image in the
view finder or on the screen while in shoot/photo mode.All I get are
fuzzy colored lines simialiar to an occsiliscope screen. I have no
problems viewing images and all other functions on the camera are fine.
I took the camera to the repairs lab of the importer in my country and
have been told that the "PC main Board" has gone and needs to be
changed. Cost will be $360!!! Does this diagnosis sound correct. If so
is the quoted price logical? Is there any other solution? Can I
purchase a "PC main Board" from somewhere and repair this alone?
Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
Jeremy
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Old Aug 15, 2005, 1:45 AM   #2
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Just a quick eBay search turned up Coolpix 5700's from $325 as Buy Nows. Sorry to hear of your failure but that repair cost is high in my opinion - best to just replace it if you have other accessories for it or look at something else - those new Kodak P series cameras look great and are reasonably priced.
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Old Sep 9, 2005, 1:28 PM   #3
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I have a somewhat similar problem with my 5400. The preview in LCD monitor is discolored. Purple patches and all. But the monitor looks OK when I view menu or settings. I can shoot normal pictures, but some of them have a purple band on top.
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Old Oct 17, 2005, 3:57 PM   #4
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last week i had to take my 5700 in for repair, same problem blank screen. I was told that it is a "normal" problem. It seams that SONY made the 5 mp chips and they had a problem which causes them to burn out. I know nice time to find out. I was told the repair cost would be approx. 200.00. Have not seen a written estimate yet. Good Luck :roll:
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Old Nov 15, 2005, 9:03 PM   #5
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I CAN SAY THAT IT WAS WRONG DIAGNOSTIC, WRONG WRONG WRONG AND VERY WRONG.

IT IS BECAUSE OF CCD IS BAD/ BROKEN CCD.

THE REPLACEMENT WILL COST $ 150.00 TOTAL.

PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF ANY ONE WANTS TO REPLACE THEIR BROKEN CCD CP5700.

THANKS


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Old Nov 18, 2005, 11:39 AM   #6
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I agree, its a bad CCD.
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Old Nov 23, 2005, 1:53 AM   #7
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Greetings,

My Nikon Coolpix 5700 just went black on the viewfinder. Pictures that were on the card display just fine, but when the camera is in picture taking mode, everything comes out as if the lens cap was on (black).

I think the CCD is bad and I'd like to replace it myself if possible.

I came across this thread and appreciate all suggestions.

Best regards.

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Old Nov 23, 2005, 7:05 PM   #8
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Nikon has issued a serviced advisory for this problem. They will fix the camera free of charge.

http://www.nikonusa.com/email_images...y/coolpix.html

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Old Jun 18, 2006, 11:20 AM   #9
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This exact same thing happened to my Coolpix 5700 yesterday.  If the repair is going to cost $360 I will just replace the camera.  The Coolpix 5700 can be bought on eBay for about $250 and I was planning to sell mine there.   I'm looking at a Canon.   Ron
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Old Aug 15, 2006, 11:37 AM   #10
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Thak you!!! Finally a voice of reason on this subject. This free repair of the CCD is available regardless of the warranty status of the camera, provided it is a problem with the CCD! Good Show. I have already purchased another coolpix off of ebay because my first had this problem, now the second one does as well. I hope the factory fix is all that and a bag of chips!
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