Nikon Coolpix L18 Troubleshooting

Camera turns off unexpectedly ¶ 

Battery is exhausted ¶ 

The batteries may be dead. Replace them with a fresh pair and try to turn on the camera.

This camera uses the following size AA batteries:

• Two LR6 alkaline batteries (batteries supplied)

• Two FR6/L91 lithium batteries

• Two ZR6 oxyride batteries

• Two Nikon EN-MH1

Power Saver Mode ¶ 

After 30 seconds, the camera will go into a power saver mode, making the screen go blank. After three minutes, the camera will turn off automatically. Turn it back on to continue shooting.

Camera lens does not extend ¶ 

Battery is exhausted ¶ 

Remove and insert a fresh set of batteries. As camera turns on hold down OK button to realign the lens.

Misaligned Lens ¶ 

Focus on a far away wall to extend the lens fully before retracting it again to realign the lens at the closer point.

Sand and Grit ¶ 

Sand and grit can accumulate in the lens over time. Use compressed air (or your hair dryer without heat) to blow out any sediment caught in the device.

Monitor is blank ¶ 

Battery is exhausted ¶ 

The batteries may be dead. Replace them with a fresh pair and try to turn on the camera.

Stand by mode for saving power ¶ 

If no operations are performed for about five seconds, the monitor will dim to save power. Using any of the camera controls will reactivate the display.

Camera and computer are connected ¶ 

Verify that the camera is connected to a computer. If so, disconnect the camera from the USB cable and test the power button.

Hardware Problem ¶ 

The LCD screen may be disconnected internally, refer to the LCD Repair Guide.

Locked Pictures ¶ 

Camera setting ¶ 

Enter MENU and select SETUP. Select PROTECT option then go to locked pictures (they will have a key icon in the upper corner), press up/down to lock/unlock photos.

SD card ¶ 

Verify that the SD card is in the open position as indicated by a switch along on edge. Slide switch closest to contact bars. If already in the right position, slide the switch down and back again before reinserting the SD card into the camera.

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