Solved Nikon p530 will not switch on.

Nikon Coolpix p530 digital camera (black...
June 6, 2016 at 11:19:11
Specs: Nikon p530
Purchased a p530 last year and used it once.
Put it back in its case and took it out about 8 months later.
Will not turn on. Assumed the battery needed charged but that wasnt the issue so i bought two more compatible batteries. Still not a durn thing. Will not switch on. Ive seen online where people have had the same problem but never seen a solution. Is there a solution without sending the camera to Nikon?
Need it this month on a river outing...

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June 6, 2016 at 13:00:46
There does seem to be more than a few posts complaining about Nikon cameras (and usually about a year or so olde) not working properly (if at all).

Possibly Nikon need to get across it all; as otherwise a once proud and reliable brand name will go down the tube... Time was when Nikon meant quality, reliability and more; and often was the still camera of choice for correspondents in the field (pre video camera days), as they seemed to be pretty rugged and able to handle a degree of abuse (when the holder/user was likely under fire...)

If yours is still under warranty - perhaps send it back. Even if it is out of warranty still have a go with them about getting it replaced as it's almost new etc...?

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June 6, 2016 at 13:07:43
It is just barely over warranty. I called Nikon and they will fix it but i will have to pay for it.
I've used it for only one day. Bpught it for special occasions otherwise i use my Samsung phone.
Perhaps if i take it to a geek fixit shop here in town would be my best option.

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June 6, 2016 at 14:18:52
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Presumably you're in USA/Canada...

In the UK (and that irritating place to the east of the North Sea) you have better after sales rights. A warranty is actually longer than that stated (by the vendor/manufacturer) at time of purchase. Anything electrical (including electronics various) is expected to last longer than say a year... and there are consumer rights requiring the vendor to honour it - which means in your case your camera would still be covered... and you would be entitled to a free repair or replacement...

You might try writing to the top of Nikon USA - dig out the MD or even better the CEO and write to him; expressing your dissatisfaction with their product; it's apparent lack of reliability. That you feel it's not reasonable to have something fail after a year... and that you feel Nikon ought to rectify the problem (at no cost to you). That as things stand you find yourself less inclined either to buy Nikon again or recommend it to others... In short your personal experience in no way bodes well for Nikon overall as others have had similar experiences too - and likely they too will have similar feeling to yours; and likely to discourage others to buy Nikon...

I think you get the idea?

You might even write to CEO/MD of the outfit from whom you bought the Nikon - similar message...?

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