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I dropped the camera on a carpet floor lightly

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  • lexiuc Dec 31, 2008

    I dropped the camera the floor and the camera will not turn on nor the lens open.

  • tryod Jan 02, 2009

    Same problem!  The lens will extend slightly and then retract.  It does this until a message appears saying to turn power off and on.  When this is done same situation again

  • MEYE123 Jan 03, 2009

    WHEN i TURN THE CAMERA ON IT BEEPS AND THEN SAYS TO TURN THE CAMERA OFF.

    IT KEEPS DOING THIS

  • jeclement Jan 05, 2009

    Dropped the camera on dorm floor. Camera still takes pictures if transferred from memory stick. View screen a bit of a mess - showing nothing. Probably actually cracked/broken in th fall. Is there a way to replace the view screen?
    JE Clement jeclement@msn.com

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Need more info you dropped and what ? does it work What?

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The error may be caused by debris in the zoom mechanism preventing it from working. Dropping the camera loosens the debris and voila!

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Check out this link: http:// www.digitalcamera-hq.com/digital-cameras/fuji-finepix-z1_question.html?qid=4289

After the basics (cleaning the lens, replacing the batteries, etc.), try dropping the camera on a carpeted area from about 2-3 feet. It worked for my Fuji A500 and 90% of the responders on the link. Everything on the web said it would cost ~$100 to fix. I was in the process of researching new cameras to buy and had nothing to lose by dropping it on the floor.
The error may be caused by debris in the zoom mechanism preventing it from working. Dropping the camera loosens the debris and voila!

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Thanks! IT worked! Awesome! I love this camera of mine and now after three years of ownership it works again! I thought I would try this fix because I have nothing to lose since the cost of fixing the camera would be more than actually buying a new camera.

My problems began when I left my Sony DSC-S60 camera in a very hot car. My genius brother and nephew said the temperture and humidity expanded some of the gears and/or the opening mechanism. They said I would have to take it in for repair or just buy a new one.

I tried new batteries, and jarring and banging the camera somewhat lightly at first on a countertop with no success. I even thought of putting it in a plastic container in the freezer for a few hours to see if I could undue the "heat damage".

At any rate, I just saw this posting and I just dropped it twice on a hard carpeted floor, (truly hard -concrete underneath the carpeting with minimal or no padding) and EUREKA!! It works! It works!!

I might caution those trying this great fix, avoid concrete or tile floors and when you "drop" the camera do so from waist hight at first and try to get the camera to hit on the bottom of the camera, not the delicate front (the lens aperature) fo the camera.

Wow! am I ever happy. My camera back in time for the holidays AND NO MORE LEAVING IT IN A HOT CAR OR OTHER INCLEMENT CONDITIONS!!!! Good luck friends.


Comment by nova678, posted on Jun 30, 2008 Thanks! IT worked! Awesome! I love this camera of mine and now after three years of ownership it works again! I thought I would try this fix because I have nothing to lose since the cost of fixing the camera would be more than actually buying a new camera.

My problems began when I left my Sony DSC-S60 camera in a very hot car. My genius brother and nephew said the temperture and humidity expanded some of the gears and/or the opening mechanism. They said I would have to take it in for repair or just buy a new one.

I tried new batteries, and jarring and banging the camera somewhat lightly at first on a countertop with no success. I even thought of putting it in a plastic container in the freezer for a few hours to see if I could undue the "heat damage".

At any rate, I just saw this posting and I just dropped it twice on a hard carpeted floor, (truly hard -concrete underneath the carpeting with minimal or no padding) and EUREKA!! It works! It works!!

I might caution those trying this great fix, avoid concrete or tile floors and when you "drop" the camera do so from waist hight at first and try to get the camera to hit on the bottom of the camera, not the delicate front (the lens aperature) fo the camera.

Wow! am I ever happy. My camera back in time for the holidays AND NO MORE LEAVING IT IN A HOT CAR OR OTHER INCLEMENT CONDITIONS!!!! Good luck friends.

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