Here's another tip: The Nikon CoolPix B500 uses individual batteries, not a rechargeable pack provided by Nikon or camera stores. Make sure that the batteries you put in are:
1) the right type (AA, D, etc)
2) placed in the slots properly (+ side of battery slot matches + side of battery)
3) fully charged
I had the same issue two times, both times, the batteries stopped working.
Another thing is that the Nikon Coolpix B500 is not a extreme temperature camera. Taking pictures in freezing or very hot temperatures can cause the camera to slow down or shut down.
Remove Lens Cap before pushing power on button. If you don't have a lens cap but still get this message your lens may be stuck. Gently rap your camera on the table twice to see if it frees up the lens.
Most of these point and shoot cameras the lens has to extend when turned on. If the lens cap is in place or lens slightly out of alignment due to a drop or bump the camera will sense it is jammed and not try to force it. Hope this works.
Bill Brown さんによる
Mr bill brown THANk YOU. What seemed so easy after I read your answer wasn't so prior to. Yes!!! my camera is back in action. I've never used it, I got it for Christmas 2016 and each time I would turn it on I get the message " turn camera off and back on again" after doing that a million & one times, no change. But thank you for solving my problem. Praying Gods best to you and yours always.
Hi- I just got my camera today and had this problem. I expected to have to search for an answer for hours or spend hours on the phone with Nikon. I entered Trouble shooting and up came your answer. Thank you!
Tom Hornby さんによる
the primary error is that the lens has to be extended in order to turn on the camera. what a frustrating design error. why would you need to expose your lens to dust in order to playback images?
Brandon Irwin さんによる
No luck when I rap the camera on the table. Any other suggestions?