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Purchased a new battery for my Nikon Coolpix P520 after not

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Purchased a new battery for my Nikon Coolpix P520 after not being able to power on. Camera will not show charging or come on. The camera had been sitting for over 6 months without use.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Louie replied 2 months ago.

Hi Glenn and welcome to JustAnswer,

Thank you for the question and your patience. Should you still need assistance for information purposes only...

Initially, how is the camera battery being charged please? ...USB cable + AC adapter? ...or USB cable to computer?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
USB cable + AC adapter
Expert:  Louie replied 2 months ago.

Have you tried any other charger?

Expert:  Louie replied 2 months ago.

Let's try checks by process of elimination:

  • try USB cable + computer;
  • check/replace USB cable;
  • use an external battery charger such as an MH-61 similar to the product shown HERE.

Please post back results / observations of the above once tried.

These are the only easy user doable attempts as all others would most likely be internal to the camera.

Additionally, can you please try careful cleaning of the battery contacts using foam swab lightly dipped in household alcohol?

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