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Old Jun 1, 2006, 8:10 PM   #1
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I've had and enjoyed my S4 for several months now. Today I turned it on and there's no image displayed on the screen. The screen is obviously on -- on-screen icons are displayed, the menu works normally, etc. The camera will also take a picture, including flash, however when I try to view the picture on my computer it just turns out to be black.

It's as though the lens cap is still on.

[ And yes, I've removed the lens cap before trying any of this. ]

Any ideas or similar stories?
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Old Jun 2, 2006, 5:23 AM   #2
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You probably already checked this, but according to my manual, the following may be your problem:

Batteries are almost dead

Battery cover door is not properly latched

Voice recording in progress - press the monitor button to turn it back on

Time lapse, or interval timer recording may be turned on



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Old Jun 2, 2006, 9:51 PM   #3
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Yup, looked into all that.

Further research suggests it's the CCD sensor. Nikon has an alert for problems of this nature with the Coolpix "SQ" models and is fixing those for free. I've written to support to see what I can do.



(Odd thing: I discovered that my Canon digital camcorder had the exact same problem... on the exact same day! They have a similar alert though and will be fixing it for free)
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Old Aug 17, 2006, 2:38 AM   #4
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I had the same problem with my S4. I have had to send it awayTWICE because the shutter was stuck. Best of luck with that.
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