Having problems with your Nikon COOLPIX S570 Digital Camera ?

My Nikon Coolpix S570 has a purple and black striped screen and I can't take pictures but everything else on the camera comes out clear. I can read the menus and I can see any previous pictures perfectly fine.


Answers :

Your camera has the classic and unambiguous symptoms of a failed CCD imaging sensor. It's a common fault with all digital cameras but apart from when there's manufacturing faults should not usually occur until a camera is five to six years old.

There is nothing which you've done to cause the fault, nor is there anything at all you can do to fix it.

The only fix is to have it replaced, but it's not a DIY job and the part is not cheap. However, your camera is probably less than a year old so should still be under warranty; if you purchased it in Europe from an official supplier then you have a two year Nikon warranty. To make a claim you'll need to visit the Nikon website in your country and complete a repairs form which you send with the camera along with copies of any proof of purchase required. Without proof of purchase the repair is chargeable.

After repair, check the images carefully, looking for any marks on the images which are in the same place on every shot: these may be quite subtle such as a slightly blurry small patch or two (almost like an out of focus water droplet). If you have any of these symptoms then promptly return the camera to Nikon to do the repair again as it's not uncommon for a clumsy repairer to leave debris or even adhesive/grease on the sensor. If these faults go unnoticed then most manufacturers try to wriggle out of responsibility by claiming the repair only had a ninety day warranty.
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