Having problems with your Nikon Coolpix S1 Digital Camera ?

Nikon coolpix s1. Camera displays message : "this card cannot be used" with no memory card. and then no buttons work. With the memory card installed no photos can be save and error: Card cannot be read. I was thinking it might be a firmware problem, I would like some idea before I send it off to be repaired?


Answers :

Its possible that the internal memory is busted. The solution for this is... Buy a memory card, memory cards are cheap nowadays. If using a memory card still doesn't help. You might want to just get yourself a new camera because you probably wouldn't able to find any replacement for the busted memory module or whatever is broken internals from your camera.
That is not a firmware problem, at least firmware causing this is very unusual.

That is a short or a bad solder joint on memory card slot contacts.

If camera says incorrect memory card when no card is inside that is a short, a broken contact usually returns no card on all circumstances.
What usually happens is that pin 3 of SD card reader (I/O) is shorted with ground pin 4, and this let the camera think that a memory card is inside the slot.
See SD card pinout below:

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Many thanks.

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