The camera doesn't charge
When I plug my camera in, it doesn't seem to be charging. What should I do?
The most recent version of the Coolpix series, the Nikon Coolpix S5300, was announced on January, 2014. Repair of this device is similar to past models and will require tools such as a screwdriver and a plastic opening tool.
I would make sure that the terminals on the battery are clean, you can use a pencil eraser to do this. I would then check to make sure the power supply / power cord that you have is functional. Is it powered via USB cable? USB mini and USB micro cables wear out and stop charging devices like they should, you can also check the power adapter that the USB cable plugs into to ensure it is putting out 5 volts as it should. The easiest way to check these things is to find a spare cable around the house and a spare AC to USB adapter around the house and swap one out at a time to find the culprit. I hope this helps.
This could be the cause of a couple of things:
1) The battery could be dead: If this is the case then refer to our troubleshooting page section title "The camera won't turn on" this can be found here:
2) If the camera still turns on, but the camera doesn't seem to charge the cord could be broken or the port could have something in it. Refer to our troubleshooting page section title "Not Charging" this can b found here:
Get the charger wire strip it so that you would have the red and black wire separated take the battery out of your camera and put the negative wire on the negative metal part on the battery and the positive on the positive side and make sure it's taped or some on there then plug the wire up and let it charge the battery for about half an hour then take the wire off the battery and put the battery in the camera and it should come on if you did it
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