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July 26, 2012 4:02:21 PM

I have a Nikon Coolpix s3100 and it won't turn on, I tried charging it overnight and it still won't turn on.. Do I have to get a new battery?

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October 29, 2012 8:21:09 PM

kaykay52910 said:
I have a Nikon Coolpix s3100 and it won't turn on, I tried charging it overnight and it still won't turn on.. Do I have to get a new battery?


try this ... i had the same problem with the same camera and this fixed it.

remove the battery, and remove the memory card ... then re-install the battery & turn on the camera.

this process seems to reset the camera, if the battery ran too low.

now you can re-install the memory card & battery and resume normal operation.

be sure to check for the small flashing green light on the back of the camera (next to the "flash" indicator symbol). it should be blinking when the camera is charging.

i hope this helps you. :) 
April 27, 2013 5:07:18 PM

petclips said:

try this ... i had the same problem with the same camera and this fixed it.
remove the battery, and remove the memory card ... then re-install the battery & turn on the camera.
this process seems to reset the camera, if the battery ran too low.


You Sir are my new personal hero. 3 Days I've been trying to charge it, gutted that the camera just died after only 1 year of very limited use. Was just looking to replace the battery(rip off!) when stumbled on this. Can't believe I didn't think of trying this but it totally worked.
So thank you very much. May your sons be well hung and your daughters be douche repellents.
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April 28, 2013 9:47:16 AM

Wobomagonda said:
petclips said:

try this ... i had the same problem with the same camera and this fixed it.
remove the battery, and remove the memory card ... then re-install the battery & turn on the camera.
this process seems to reset the camera, if the battery ran too low.


You Sir are my new personal hero. 3 Days I've been trying to charge it, gutted that the camera just died after only 1 year of very limited use. Was just looking to replace the battery(rip off!) when stumbled on this. Can't believe I didn't think of trying this but it totally worked.
So thank you very much. May your sons be well hung and your daughters be douche repellents.


rofl ... i'm very happy to help.

and thanx for the chuckle ... i needed that :) 
April 28, 2013 10:28:35 AM

petclips said:

rofl ... i'm very happy to help.

and thanx for the chuckle ... i needed that :) 


Well I'm glad it made you laugh - on re-reading it's not the most gracious way of saying thank you, but I was really excited. But thank you - seriously.


July 12, 2013 6:13:48 PM

ITS NOT THE BATTERIES -- check out the internet (google "nikon coolpix battery exhausted" and you'll see hundreds of people are experiencing this glitch. best fix i've found so far: remove batteries and memory card, then replace batteries and try again. Maybe firmware update works too, but this fix is not confirmed.
July 25, 2013 3:09:30 AM

I love chatrooms/discussion pages! My camera wasn't showing any lights or anything when I tried to charge it. It looked like it was going to cost me £50 for a new battery and charger potentially. Then I thought I'd just check the internet....... Took battery out. Took memory card out. Put battery in. BINGO! Little blinking charge light now going. Hurrah! Thank you lovely people :) 
July 25, 2013 7:00:30 AM

petclips said:
kaykay52910 said:
I have a Nikon Coolpix s3100 and it won't turn on, I tried charging it overnight and it still won't turn on.. Do I have to get a new battery?


try this ... i had the same problem with the same camera and this fixed it.

remove the battery, and remove the memory card ... then re-install the battery & turn on the camera.

this process seems to reset the camera, if the battery ran too low.

now you can re-install the memory card & battery and resume normal operation.

be sure to check for the small flashing green light on the back of the camera (next to the "flash" indicator symbol). it should be blinking when the camera is charging.

i hope this helps you. :) 


Thank you so much, i was having a same problem, this really helps :) 
October 9, 2013 11:42:15 PM

Wobomagonda said:
petclips said:

try this ... i had the same problem with the same camera and this fixed it.
remove the battery, and remove the memory card ... then re-install the battery & turn on the camera.
this process seems to reset the camera, if the battery ran too low.


You Sir are my new personal hero. 3 Days I've been trying to charge it, gutted that the camera just died after only 1 year of very limited use. Was just looking to replace the battery(rip off!) when stumbled on this. Can't believe I didn't think of trying this but it totally worked.
So thank you very much. May your sons be well hung and your daughters be douche repellents.


You are my personal hero too... I had tried taking the battery out and putting it back in but not the battery and the memory card together... I was thinking the worst!
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October 24, 2013 10:32:36 AM

My hero, also!!! Thank you!
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