Having problems with your Nikon Coolpix 5700 Digital Camera ?

My display screen show a circle flashing and SB with a red light. I can't shoot the picture.

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

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

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

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

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Hello. you may be involved in a recall. please read this http://www.nikonusa.com/Service-And-Support/Service-Advisories/COOLPIX-Service-Advisory.page
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