Having problems with your Nikon Coolpix S4 Digital Camera ?

Black Screen S4

\015 In reading through the posts on this issue, you'll notice that 3 of the 4 postings with Black Screen problems were logged the last week of June 2010 (By elango_chenn on Jun 27, 2010, By lisa_a_forre on Jun 23, 2010 and By clockenvitz on Jun 28, 2010) plus mine which also went black with full functiionality just a couple of days ago. That makes 4 of the 5 postings going black almost around the same time which may lead one to suspect that the camera is pre-programmed to basically self-destruct and go Black Screen at a certain date.Not sure where to go with this thread but it's a start to possibly figure out if there's still a pulse in the camera.\015

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