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Camera only works in "play" mode

We have a Fuji Finepix F420 that has had no accidents or falls. Suddenly it will only work in Play mode. In camera or videocamera mode it won't do anything, we can't even press the menu button or turn it off. We have emptied the memory card and fully charged the battery. Any thoughts?

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  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2007

    I Have the same problem as you

    Paul
    Essex

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2007

    Same here, this camera has hardly been used and looks like new.

  • hondroid Mar 16, 2008

    i have the same problem. i have tried resetting the camera but doesn't help

  • 633556esga Apr 01, 2008

    yes, i have the same problem

  • ejgunn Nov 04, 2008

    I have the same problem - Camera seemed great to start with -but its ended up ****! Im so vexed I bought it

  • garettesky Nov 18, 2008

    Huhu we share the same problem...How were you able to resolve it? I'm thinking of getting it checked but I'm worried that electricians would worsen the problem or they might pull out original materials inside when I leave the cam with them...Please help me troubleshoot it...Thanks!

  • briananne Feb 08, 2009

    Same for me

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    Same , camera won't work in camera mode

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2009

    My Camera too is FinePix F420 and it works only in Play Mode.  When the mode switch is sliged either to Photomode or Video, the lense hood comes out and the camera gets switched off.  Nothing can be done.  Then I have to switch off, put the mode switch back to Play position and switch on.  Now the lense good goes in and the photos already on the card are shown.


  • tesara5 Apr 25, 2009

    I too have FinePix F420 Digital Camera and it works only in "Play mode". If the mode switch is put to either Photomode or Video, the lense comes out and with just a flicker, the camera stops and all lights go off.  Nothing can be done now.  Only when I switch off the camera and put the mode switch again to Play mode, the lense goes in and LCD shows the photos already taken.  I will be thankful for the help in the matter.

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I would like to know what mode are you clicking these photos in.. because overexposure is due to either slow shutter speeds or large aperture. Try setting the camre mode according to the surrounding light conditions.. for example, no need of flash when you are clicking pictures in broad day light, instead of setting the camera on Auto mode, try using Portrait mode for short distance (5 to 6 meters away) objects etc..
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And important .. Do not forget to rate the solution :)

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