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Camera Will Not Power On ¶ 

Camera is plugged in, but is not charging or holding charge.

Dead battery ¶ 

Press and hold the On/Off button to turn on your camera. If this does not work and camera does not turn on, your battery may not be charged. In order to address this issue, plug the USB cord into the camera and place into the wall outlet. If the problem persists, the battery may be defective. Consider replacing the battery. See Nikon COOLPIX S3600 Battery Replacement.

Battery is bad ¶ 

Press and hold the On/Off button to turn on your camera. If this does not work and camera does not turn on, your battery may not be charged. It will need to be replaced. See Nikon COOLPIX S3600 Battery Replacement for directions on how to remove and replace the battery.

Charger is broken ¶ 

The charging port may be dirty or damaged. Try to blow the dirt out using your breath or canned air spray. If that doesn’t work, the problem might be with your USB cord or the charging adapter. Make sure that your adaptor is plugged in. Then try a different outlet. If the problem seems to persist, try using a different USB cord or a new charging adaptor.

Camera battery cover is broken ¶ 

Latch closing the battery compartment is broken .

Battery cover is broken ¶ 

If you can visually see that the battery cover is broken, it may cause issues with camera’s functionality. It may be allowing dirt and debris to damage the battery. If the problem persists, you may need to replace the battery cover. See Nikon COOLPIX S3600 Battery Cover Replacement.

Camera not saving pictures ¶ 

Camera is taking pictures but not saving them.

Memory card defective or damaged ¶ 

The camera takes pictures, but does not save them to the memory card. Remove the memory card and reinsert, to ensure proper placement. If the problem persists the memory card may need to be replaced. See Nikon COOLPIX S3600 Memory Card Replacement Guide.

6 Comments

This camera is junk. I just bought one, and it started acting up the very first day.

The battery is fully charged but the on/off switch of the camera seems to be unresponsive. If you take the battery out, and put it back in, suddenly the on/off switch will start to work. Once or twice. If you try to turn it on again, a few minutes later, it's unresponsive again. Sometimes, you need to remove and replace the battery, several times, before you "get lucky".

michblogs - Reply

I have exactly the same issue.

gazstao -

The new firmware 1.1 should fix it

gazstao -

My Coolpix s3600 is not operating. When I turn it on a red light comes on in the front and the zoom comes out but the screen does not light up. It also would not shut down. I have to take out the battery and reinsert it and then the camera shuts down by itself. This started when I inserted a memory card. Now it is doing the same thing even when the memory card is not there. I first inserted a micro sd card with adapter and later I inserted a regular sd card. I have installed the latest driver from the website but still cannot get the camera to operate.

Tilak Banerjee - Reply

I'm having the same problem, but the problem appears unrelated to the SD card. It will randomly sometimes function normally.

Brian Holt -

any fix for this yet? am having the same issue.

Oluwaseun Oluwaranti - Reply

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