I bought a NX1000 off eBay used about 8 months ago and haven't had any issues with it. A few days ago I went out with my friends, shot some pictures and came home. Tonight I tried to power on the camera but it wouldn't turn on and no light on the back would come on either. I've tried 3 fully charged batteries: removing them, leaving it without a battery for a while, and just about everything you can imagine, but it just won't turn on and no green light lights up on the back. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Did you try a factory reset ? Normally there is a way ( described in manual ) to completely reset a camera to out-of-the-box settings.

Have you tried to start it without a lens, in case the lens ( or mount ) is an issue ?

Did you at any point try to upgrade the firmware, as an incomplete firmware upgrade would "brick" the device.

Check the battery compartment for dirty connections or similar.

Take out the memory card while trying some of those things as well. Just in case.

That's about all I can think of off-hand.

As you had it for 8 months since purchase without problems, it cannot reasonably be related to the seller.

  • Tried everything you described. I'm probably just gonna throw the lens, batteries, and accessories on ebay as a bundle and upgrade to a new a6000. I got the camera used for 90 dollars so it's not really that big of a loss.
    – Joe Scotto
    Dec 15 '15 at 7:44
  • I hope you're going to mention on eBay that it doesn't work. Sell "for parts" presumably ( at least the body ) ? If possible check the lens and batteries in an other similar system so you can work out if they're OK ( and maybe get a better price ).
    – StephenG
    Dec 15 '15 at 14:55
  • I'm not even going to sell the body for parts or anything. The lens and batteries were tested on a friends setup and work fine so I went ahead and listed them.
    – Joe Scotto
    Dec 15 '15 at 22:34
  • Good luck with that. Better luck with the next one. The A6000 has a nice EVF as well, so good move.
    – StephenG
    Dec 15 '15 at 22:40
  • Yeah, it's one of the main reasons I choose the a6000. It was very annoying on the NX1000 when out in bright sunlight and about 9 / 10 times would leave me with an either overexposed or underexposed image.
    – Joe Scotto
    Dec 21 '15 at 3:34

I have been trying to fix my NX300 for over a year with this same issue.I talked to several support people at Samsung and didn't get a resolution, and was getting very frustrated.

Finally, Joshua at Samsung walked me thru a firmware/bodyware update which was NOT easy to do, but fixed the problem.

You have to first install the update to your camera, but then you have to open that update from the camera device and UPDATE from that point - both the firmware and bodyware. The bodyware update was the one that fixed the issue. And you must select that as the update, the camera will not find it automatically!


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