Having problems with your Nikon Coolpix 5700 Digital Camera ?

I bought a used Nikon coolpix 5700, worked fine for awhile, but now when I turn the camera on and press the release button the flash will not pop up or work, in the view screen the "SB" shows in the view finder with a flashing red dot, I have followed all the basic troubleshooting solutions but it still wont flash when it is suppossed to, what could be the problem?


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You don't state whether this happens all of the time or only when the \015\012flash is active.

If only when active, then the user manual for your camera states \015\012that this indicates the flash on your camera is charging and that if you\015\012 remove your finger from the shutter button it should clear (p.168). In \015\012practice it should also clear with the flash is in the retracted \015\012position and the flash function is turned off. If it's due to an actual \015\012fault then it can be caused if the capacitor or the thyristor charging \015\012circuitry has failed. If so it's uneconomical to repair.

If this \015\012is the case, then the cheapest and quickest fix will be to disable the \015\012pop up flash in the menu (user manual p.95, Set Up 2 > Speedlight \015\012Options > Pop Up > Off) and to then use an external flash unit. \015\012This also has the advantage of giving you a far more powerful and better\015\012 quality flash unit.

If the error message occurs whether the \015\012flash is retracted or not, then there's a fault with a tiny button \015\012switch which senses when the flash has popped up. As your camera is \015\012about eight years old now this will be completely impractical to repair \015\012and you can only hope that the camera will ignore it if you disable the \015\012internal flash as indicated above.

I hope that you have found my \015\012answer to be of use; please remember to take a moment to rate my answer.
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