Having problems with your Nikon COOLPIX P4 Digital Camera ?

In the Card/Battery compartment, there is a tiny plastic switch/button in between the battery and the card. It broke and now my camera won't turn on...please help. Thank you. Paul

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If you feel technically inclined you can open the camera carefully and take it apart to the point where you can remove the upper circuit board ( NOTE 1: make a careful note of every screw you remove since they are different size and need to be used exactly in the same order) and then the small black plastic assembly above the circuit board below, you can see the defective switch on top of the 2nd board, remove the plastic part of the switch until you see the bare 2 contacts on the circuit board, solder a small piece of wire to bridge the contacts, now very carefully reassemble the camera observing the exact order of screws used, see NOTE 1. If everything is back in order insert the battery and the camera should work now. \012
note: should you not be inclined to do this work and want to sell the camera as is for spare parts I am interested, drop me a note at: cocnutray at yahoo.com. A Nikon repair shop will charge between $80 to $110 FOR THIS TYPE OF REPAIR, THEY WILL ACTUALLY REPLACE THE DEFECTIVE MICRO-SWITCH. HOPE THIS HELPS :-)
SOLUTION FREE - I took off the small white piece of plastic leaving the space empty... i folded a kitchen aluminium foil into the hole and VOILA... \012I think with a piece of grafite (pencil) should work also... what you need is a conductor material to fill the hole and doing the contact (withount removing the screws) but with the aluminium foil works 5 stars. \012Hey i'm a woman.. It took me 5 minutes to solve this problem... 3 of them in reading other solutions ... ;) kiss from Algarve -Portugal to you guys :)
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