Having problems with your Nikon COOLPIX S230 Digital Camera ?

I try to take pictures and it wont take. The screen works, the battery is charged. The camera is making a clicking sound.


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Where is the clicking sound coming from. It sounds like it could be from the lens. All cameras which use lenses which extend and retract are very prone to sand or grit becoming lodged between either the lens elements or the lens and the camera body. The other very common problem is when the lens get either a sharp knock such as falling to the floor and landing on the lens whilst it's extended or sometimes just a knock against a wall or table edge again whilst extended. The noise you hear could well be the small motor which drivs the mechanism which extends or retracts the lens not being able to reach the end of it's path. Usually it will make a noise for a while and then the camera tells it to close down.
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\015\012Both of these problems are, I'm afraid to say non repairable by anyone but a qualified Tech. The repair requires the entire innards of the camera to be removed to get at the offending part. If it's a piece of sand or grit it can be rmoved , cleaned and reassembled and evrything is OK. The bigger problem is when the lens has been knocked out of it's guides. It could be repaired but more often than not the lens may have to be completely replaced if the damage is somewhat worse. This could end up a very expensive repair. Most techs charge a deposit to be lodged and that fee deducted from the repair cost if you give the go ahead. If you decide not to have it repaired you lose the deposit and end up with a useless camera.
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\015\012This is where you have to make a decision whether it's worth proceeding. Either way it's a trip to the repair shop. Many people recoup some of their loss by selling the camera on Ebay as a non-worker. If the camera is popular you could be surprised how much you get for it.
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