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I have a nikon coolpix p7700 with 2 problems. one is that it

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I have a nikon coolpix p7700 with 2 problems.
JA: What's the make/model of your camera? How old is it?
Customer: one is that it keeps flipping rapidly between menus without my wanting it to and I can't stop it, and the other is when I am reviewing a picture I took, after a few seconds the picture goes away
JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box.
Customer: it's a coopix p7700, and a few years old
JA: What happened right before this popped up? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: going back to the manual to see if I can find a solution
JA: Anything else you want the camera expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: sometimes it just won't focus or set a good exposure when on full auto
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Russell H. replied 10 months ago.

Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

The flashing between menus is probably owing to dirt in an arrow key, right-arrow or down-arrow perhaps (though this depends upon which way the flashing through menus is proceeding, and it could be the left- or up- -arrow button too.)

Or that arrow key (whichever direction it is) could be stuck down, in the On position.

The going away of the reviewed picture is almost certainly also owing to a stuck-down or dirty key on the camera.

This sounds like a rather basic repair. But it might not be one that you could do yourself, surprisingly enough.

Would you prefer to try to repair this yourself, or to be sure of a repair by sending it off, or taking it to, a repair center?