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I've got a Fiji S1000 finepix, the camera keeps sending me a 'focus error' or zoom error' that does not permit me too zoon in or out, it also does not permit me to take any shots. When i got it yesterday, The zoom worked, my guess is that a gear inside the mechanisms either broke or are stuck. When I turn the seletor knob, i hear some motor trying to work. What can I do to solve this on my own?

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  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2008

    Worked fine for months. I downloaded to a different computer and now no focus and zoom error message. Won't take a picture.

  • karstecra Dec 26, 2008

    Can somebody tell me how to fix this, thanks!

  • xokay217 Dec 28, 2008

    I have the same problem!

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2009

    I have the same problem. 'Focus Error' on startup after the camera appears to shutdown correctly. Often when turning off the Camera the lense won't retract as well which will obviously lead to a Focus Error message on startup. This was also a known issue with the S5200. It was resolved after the 5200 was dropped on it's lense and a gear crunched inside... it made a tick when focusing after that but didn't effect it's function. This may be a gearing issue. Fuji has a bit of work to do on this one.

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Hello

The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.

Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.

Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).

Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.

Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.

Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.

Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair center for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.

If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.

You can also have a look at THIS link.

Hope the advise is useful. please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance.

Regards
Andrea

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Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.

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