I wrote to Nikon support, but I thought I would try this forum too. I have a refurbished by Nikon P510 purchased almost 4 months ago from a reputable dealer. I'm not sure if we are allowed to say the name here, but it is a retailer well known and respected in the industry. The warranty is three months.
I was out shooting the other day and auto focus stopped working, then zoom quit. Now the only things that work are the AF assist light, the on/off button, the flash pop-up and the mode change dial, and the play-back/take picture switch. It will also take pictures, I just can't control anything but where I point the camera.
I have not gotten the camera wet or done anything abusive to me. It just seems to have gone bonkers.
Has anybody else had this problem? Know how to solve it? I have tried removing the battery and leaving it out for a few hours and cleaning the contacts with rubbing alcohol.
I appreciate any insight I can get. I would hate to need an expensive repair or to ditch the camera after less than 4 (but more than 3!) months.
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