Having problems with your Nikon COOLPIX S200 Digital Camera ?

My 2-year old camera has a blank screen when trying to take a picture. If you go ahead and shoot, the picture processes properly--you just can't set up a shot. The menu screen shows faintly if held at a particular angle. I have charged the battery. I have turned it off and on multiple times--doing the same thing and hoping for different results!


Answers :

This sounds like it could be a bad backlight on the lcd display. Before you mess with that, make sure your battery terminals inside the camera, as well as on the battery, are clean (use a qtip and alcohol, or a pencil eraser). It's also possible that your battery could be going bad, even though one would expect them to last a few years. Charge, and measure the battery voltage, just to make sure it's good- it should be over 3.7 volts charged.
\015\012If nothing helps, take it into a camera repair shop and get an estimate- if they think it's the backlight, you can replace it yourself with one from ebay or on the net, and save maybe $70. There are articles on google about changing them, and videos on YouTube that show how.
\015\012Good luck, and hope this helps.
The backlight to your display is out. It's usually caused by a bad inverter circuit that turns on the backlight. The backlight lamp can still be good but have a bad inverter.
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