Having problems with your Nikon Coolpix S1 Digital Camera ?

Black screen coolpix S1

\015 Hi! my Nikon coolpix has been working just fine for over a year and now suddenly i get a black screen when trying tp take pictures. the visioning of stored pictures works fine, and the lense opens fine, but for some reason i cannot see anything but a dark screen,\015\012does anybody know of this problem has a fix?!\015\012thanks!!\015

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September 9, 2007 3:56 PM\015\012 \015\012 \015\012\015\012 \015\012 \015\012 \015\012 \015\012 \015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012 \015\012 \015\012 39\015\012 thumbs-up.png\015\012 1\015\012 thumbs-down.png\015\012 \015\012\015\012\015\012 \015\012 \015\012 \015\012 \015\012 \015\012 \015\012 \015\012Hi, Please forget the above findings of mine. I just realized that it\015\012is a feature of the camera when it fails to focus on an subject for\015\012consecutive 5 times, the lens will intialize itself and out put on\015\012screen a message: INITIALIZING LENS CANNOT FOCUS.

I\015\012just got the camera defective like conditions of yours. Tried to find\015\012help on the web and came across this site while testing on the black\015\012screen camera for not more than 45 minutes.

I have the\015\012instruction manual, but never flipped a page on it yet. So how the heck\015\012do I know about that 5 times things on focus as mentioned above.\015\012BECAUSE I got the stupid camera working right now with the real time\015\012image on the screen.

If you want to follow my way to try\015\012fixing it yourself, keep reading and do it at your own risk. You paid\015\012several hundread dollars for the camera and I just paid $20 for it.\015\012Therefore, I tried everything I can to make it work, even if I had to\015\012open the camera body to play with the inside. Fortunately, it was not\015\012neccessary to take it apart.

Once again, AT YOUR OWN RISK to follow my way to get back your real time image screen.
Read the following steps once and make sure you understand before action.

(1) Load your camera with a freashly recharged battery.
(2) Switch on to see if it's working and still without the real time screen.
(3) Switch it off, and hold it tight in you palm with the LCD facing inward.
(4) Now, with you palm up, you should be able to see the model name 'CoolPix S6' under the lens and the flash.
(5) While holding the camera and aiming at the 'CoolPix S6', raise your other hand with the fist next to your ear.
(6)\015\012Match the aim as describe in(4) to the aim of your elbow 's protruded\015\012part and make pratice moves. Yes, you'are going to smack it
to your elbow.
(7) When you are ready, try first not to hit your elbow too hard once.
(8)\015\012Switch the camera on to check. If you have the 'Screen' now,\015\012congratulation! If not, repeat (4) to (8) but with a stronger impact
Force. You might have to try more times until your elbow could not take the sore.

I\015\012got mine fixed by performing the above steps just once, but I started\015\012at a medium impact force. Before this fix, I tried to whack it on both\015\012sides, the top and the bottom to my knee cap.

Why I chose knee\015\012cap and elbow? They hurt if you strike too hard. The target is to apply\015\012enough impact force to shake but not break the parts inside the camera.

Good Luck!!
Smacking it with your elbow really works! i'm back in business. thanks- gar
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