Camera will not turn on ¶ 

The camera does not respond and it shows no signs of any activity when it's turned ON.

Take a test shot ¶ 

Take a quick test shot and if it works it's not the battery, the issue might be with the display.

Check the ON switch ¶ 

Make sure the ON switch is completely clicked into place. The camera will not turn on if the switch is half way into the ON and OFF position.

Check the battery ¶ 

The battery might not be properly inserted. Make sure the direction of the battery is correct; positive with positive marks match.

Your battery might need to be recharged. Do a full charge on the battery and try turning on your camera. If it does not turn on, you might need a replacement battery using this guide.

The battery was replaced, it's still not turning on ¶ 

There are no signs of energy or flow in the camera.

Check the user's manual ¶ 

Refer to the user's manual found here. You might need to replace the motherboard and you can use this guide to do so.

Motherboard was replaced still having issues ¶ 

If you're able to take photos, but you're unable to see anything on the screen. You might have a faulty LCD screen. You can replace the screen using this guide.

Camera takes a long time to turn on ¶ 

The camera seems sluggish when it's powered on.

Check the memory card ¶ 

Make sure the memory card is inserted correctly. Also make sure it is not locked: take out the memory card, make sure the 'Lock' tab is off, and reinsert into the camera.

Check memory card files ¶ 

Look through the memory card to check if it is full; if it is full, then delete files/folders to free up storage. You can delete the photos or use a new memory card. Use this guide to replace the memory card.

Photos are blurry ¶ 

The camera and lens do not come to a focus.

Clean the lens ¶ 

The outer lens may be dirty. Carefully detach the outer lens, and with a microfiber cloth, lightly rub the inside and outside of the lens. Reattach when complete.

Check auto focus settings ¶ 

The auto focus settings switch may not be locked into place. Make sure it is fully into position. Make sure you are not on manual focus.

Camera will not enable deleting photos ¶ 

I cleared all the pictures but there are some that will not be erased.

Pictures may be protected ¶ 

Select the picture, use the menu options to un-protect the picture on the screen.

Memory Card is locked ¶ 

Take out the memory card, make sure the 'Lock' tab is off, and reinsert into the camera.


Think my camera may be faulty - I have tried every possible way to delete photos and then message says 'no files', so it appears to have worked, then when I turn the camera back on all the photos are back. This can't be right? Even after formatting card, etc? Haunted camera?! Can anyone advise me on this? Thanks.

Noo - Reply

there is not crack on the screen. The camera is taking pictures. The small screen can be seen but the main screen is just blank. Nothing can be seen. Any idea why??

jason cornelio - Reply

I have had the camera for a year and have yet to get a sharp photo.

trevorwpage - Reply

Guessing your camera is on manual focus and not auto

Livie Gee -

take the sd card and put it into a laptop or other 'real' computer, then do a 'format' on it. use the 'FAT' method, leave the options to 'default', but check the 'quick format' setting.

Happy Fixer - Reply

No matter what memory card I use and all unlocked, it will not read the SD card! Help?

Mariz Anonas - Reply

The battery indicator always shows a fully charged battery even when it's nearly empty??? Help please.

Tom - Reply

When I look through the screen, the image is divided in half; one side dark, one side light and the picture transfer that way to my computer. The camera, Nikon D3200, is just over a year , but this started months before. Just to dumb to take care of is sooner. Help!


When I install a lens the menu screen goes blank and nothing will function. I have three lens it does the same thing for each lens. When the camera is on and no lens attached, the menu screen is visible, but still cannot do anything unless the lens is attached. Any suggestion, I love this camera.

Chuck Clements - Reply

Maybe you just need to buy a new camera? In this case I recommend

I hope this will be useful to you!

Alpha - Reply

Camera is turning on but locking to “time has been reset” and nothing happens. But if i dont turn off the camera and take the battry out and reinsert it then the display turns off but the camera takes photo. Nikon d5100.

scorpzonex - Reply

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