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Nikon Coolpix P500 Troubleshooting

12.1 Megapixels

Common Problems with Nikon Coolpix P500 ¶ 

Camera screen is not working properly ¶ 

The screen is not doing what it should. It is not showing pictures properly, or is simply not on at all.

Camera is not on ¶ 

You may not have turned the camera on. Hold the power button until the screen lights up.

Screen is cracked or damaged ¶ 

You may need to replace the screen.

Camera lens is not working properly ¶ 

The lens is not performing certain functions, such as zooming or focusing.

Lens is jammed ¶ 

The lens mechanism may have debris stuck internally. In order to remove debris, the lens will need to be removed. Follow our guide to replace a lens in order to disassemble the lens.

Zoom buttons are broken ¶ 

The camera may not be able to zoom because the zoom buttons are hindered or damaged. Refer to our guide on broken buttons.

Lens is cracked or damaged beyond repair ¶ 

The lens may need to be replaced. In this case, follow our replacement guide.

Camera buttons won't work ¶ 

The camera buttons are not responding when pressed.

Grime under buttons ¶ 

There may be grime under the buttons. In this case, use a q-tip with rubbing alcohol around the edges of the button.

Motherboard needs to be replaced ¶ 

The motherboard may need a replacement. In this case, follow our guide on replacing a motherboard.

Camera flash is not working ¶ 

The flash does not work when it is supposed to.

Flash is turned off ¶ 

Make sure to turn the flash on, and make sure to switch from auto to on if you want the flash to go off every time.

Light is burned out ¶ 

The flash bulb may need to be replaced. In this case, follow our replacement guide.

Camera won't turn on ¶ 

Battery is dead ¶ 

Your battery may not be charged.

Battery is put in wrong ¶ 

Battery does not last as long as it should ¶ 

Go into options and be sure that the "Charge by computer" option is turned off.

If this does not help, you may need to replace your battery.

One Comment

The Movie Record Button is missing on my Nikon P500. Any ideas how to get it fixed

Tim Deegan - Reply

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