I have a problem with my Nikon D3100 after an update. Updating went apparently fine but now it won't restart. Nothing happens when I press the "on" button.

What can I do?

[Original question was in French. It is viewable in the edit history if you'd like to see it. ~ @Cullub]

  • \$\begingroup\$ Ecrives en Anglaise, S'il vous plait? Toute le StackExchange-monde ne peut parler en Francaise. <-- and that sure includes me! \$\endgroup\$ Feb 9, 2017 at 14:52
  • \$\begingroup\$ @CarlWitthoft, Olivier added a translation 17 hours before you made that comment. \$\endgroup\$ Feb 9, 2017 at 17:13
  • \$\begingroup\$ @CarlWitthoft my camera not working Because this update not complet please help me \$\endgroup\$ Feb 9, 2017 at 21:53
  • \$\begingroup\$ @PeterTaylor geez, do I need to use the <humor> tag on every comment? \$\endgroup\$ Feb 10, 2017 at 12:36
  • \$\begingroup\$ Did you do the obvious things like checking the battery? And if it's OK, there's a trick that works with some electronic gadgets: remove the battery, wait a few minutes for things to completely shut down, then put the battery back in and see if the camera recovers. \$\endgroup\$ Feb 10, 2017 at 12:37

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Pull the battery. Put the battery in a charger to make sure it's fully charged. With the battery out of the camera, press and hold the 'on' button for 20 or 30 seconds. Make sure there is a working memory card installed. Put the fully charged battery into the camera. Press the 'On' button. Magic may occur.


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