Having problems with your Nikon D3000 Digital Camera ?

I cannot get my camera to turn on. The battery is fully charged, but when I switch it on, nothing happens!

Answers :

This problem is frequently due to a buildup of corrosion on the battery terminals and contacts in the camera. The buildup may or may not be visible, and it happens often if a camera is not used regularly.

Remove the battery, then wipe all contacts firmly with a clean dry cloth. Heavy corrosion may require cleaning with a fine wire brush, steel wool, or sandpaper. After cleaning, make sure that no residue remains in the battery compartment, reinstall the batteries, and give them a good charge.

If this does not cure the problem, check the "charged" batteries with a voltmeter, try them in another device, and/or try other batteries in your camera. If your camera battery is more than a year old, chances are that it needs to be replaced.

HINT: Always remove the batteries if your camera will not be used for a week or more. Doing so will extend the life of the batteries and prevent damage to the camera.

Bill B
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Nikon D3000 Digital Camera

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