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I have a nikon coolpix s6500 it will not powerup it has full

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I have a nikon coolpix s6500 it will not powerup it has full charge
JA: What's the make/model of your camera? How old is it?
Customer: i dont know the year its my bosses wife cam Coolpix s6500
JA: What happened right before this popped up? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: pulling battery recharging its plugged in now and blinking green light
JA: Anything else you want the camera expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: i dont think so
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I have tried connecting it to the PC also and it still will not power on. I have read about a firm ware update that may correct the issue if I use a Micro HDMI cable but unsure if that is the option as well. Also read may be something blocking the lens (grain of sand?) not really comfortable taking apart a camera that isnt mine. Hoping there is another option by a expert. Thanks!

Hi, I'm Pete. Welcome to JustAnswer! I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

There may be a problem with the memory card if one is installed - try removing it and then check if the camera will power on normally.

If it still won't power on then the lens may be obstructed or have some other mechanical fault - you could try tapping the lens a bit to help dislodge any grit that may be trapped in it. If that doesn't work then a repair tech is going to have to open the camera and investigate further.

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