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Nikon Coolpix L26 Troubleshooting

The Nikon L26 was released in February 2012 and is part of an L series for the Nikon company. Many common problems that come up for the camera include low battery life and the camera not turning on. Use this troubleshooting page to help you figure out these problems and more.

Camera does not turn on ¶ 

When pushing the power button, camera does not turn on

Low battery ¶ 

Remove the batteries from the battery compartment and insert new batteries.

Faulty motherboard ¶ 

The motherboard runs the operation of the camera. It may have been damaged by dropping or other factors.

Camera turns off with short warning ¶ 

With little or no warning, camera turns off unexpectedly

Batteries need to be removed ¶ 

Remove the batteries from the battery compartment and reinsert them.

Camera or battery are too cold ¶ 

Cold temperatures decreases battery performance and may not function correctly. Keep an alternate set of batteries warm and switch between two sets when operating your camera.

Sudden temperature changes ¶ 

Sudden changes in temperature may damage a camera. If the camera or the batteries are too cold, the camera may not be working properly because of condensation. You can prevent condensation by keeping your camera in a case or plastic bag before exposing it to sudden temperature changes.

Lens error ¶ 

Lens will not open

Low battery ¶ 

Remove the batteries from the battery compartment and insert new batteries.

Faulty motherboard ¶ 

Motherboard problems can effect the battery life. The motherboard is malfunctioning or damaged.

Lens is stuck ¶ 

Lens will not extend to take pictures

Turn camera off and on ¶ 

Press the power button to turn off the camera and press it again to turn it on.

Remove any obstructions ¶ 

Using a thin piece of paper, gently remove any obstructions by sliding it into the different levels of the lens.

Replace the lens ¶ 

You may have a faulty lens that need to be replaced.

Flash does not work ¶ 

When taking pictures, the flash does not occur

Flash mode is off ¶ 

Turn on flash by first checking the setting for the camera, including the settings for the flash mode. Make sure the flash option is turned on.

Mode(s) do(es) not allow flash ¶ 

Scene mode with which the flash does not fire is selected. To disable scene mode, enter shooting mode and press the shooting mode button.

Blink proof mode disables the flash. To turn off blink proof, select smart portrait mode. Then select the Menu button, then the smart portrait mode tab, then blink proof. Disable blink proof.

Broken/burnt out flash bulb ¶ 

The bulb may be burnt out or broken. The only solution is to replace the bulb.

LCD does not work ¶ 

LCD won’t turn on or only partially turns on

Low battery ¶ 

Remove the batteries from the battery compartment and insert new batteries.

Camera is on standby mode ¶ 

Press the power switch, then the shutter release button, the camera button, or the movie record button.

LCD screen is cracked ¶ 

Replace the LCD screen with the help of our guide.

Blurred photos ¶ 

Pictures are unclear

Enable electronic VR Or motion detection ¶ 

To use electronic VR or motion detection, press the menu button, select the setup tab and enable either mode using the arrow buttons on the camera and pressing the OK button.

Lens is dirty ¶ 

Clean the lens with a microfiber cloth and lens-cleaning solution.

Faulty motherboard ¶ 

Motherboard problems can effect the quality of photos. The motherboard is malfunctioning or damaged.

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