Nikon P520 Died - won't turn on or charge - only 7 months

July 11, 2014 at 09:06:36
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I have the same problem. I purchased mine in December. It is only 7 months old. Seriously. Worked beautifully. Went to turn on to take pictures - nothing. When I plug in nothing. I am under warranty - but that means I have to send to the company and wait . . . it is summer, I need the camera for pictures. Anyone else have this issue? It's not the battery.

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July 11, 2014 at 10:30:21
"It's not the battery"

How can you be so sure unless you've tried it in a different compatible camera?

Might be worth trying a replacement before sending camera back.
Battery I believe is a Nikon EN-EL5, but you can get compatible brands such as Duracell:

Much cheaper than the Nikon one too, just the ticket for testing to see if your Nikon battery is f**ked without spending a lot.

Unless you're positive the Nikon battery is perfectly okay of course, in which case scrub what I suggested.

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July 11, 2014 at 14:02:50
Do lights normally come on when you charge it? How do you know it isn't charging?

If it completely ran out of battery, some devices require you to charge it fully before it turns on. This could take several hours, I suggest leaving it plugged in overnight and see if that helps.

Have you tried a different charger?

Have you tried a different outlet?

Have you tried either a new battery or tried the battery in a different camera?

If a new battery doesn't help, or the old battery does work in a different camera, then it is probably just an internal hardware issue with the camera itself. At that point, your only option would be to RMA it and have Nikon repair/replace it:

I am assuming that your camera has a small led light that normally comes on during charging, and that since it isn't you are assuming that it is not charging. After looking at their support website (see above) it seems like if you connect the charger in the wrong order the light might not come on. Do this:

1. Connect the USB cable and the charger
2. Plug the charger into the wall
3. Plug the USB cable into the camera

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July 12, 2014 at 00:51:08
Depending on where you bought it, you may be able to take it back there instead of shipping it off to Nikon. Something to check anyway.

Since you're in a hurry to get it working, if you do send it back to Nikon, buy a cheap camera at walmart or on ebay to use in the meantime. It'd be better than no camera at all.

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