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Blank screen and viewfinder

I switched my FinePix S5000 on the other day and deleted a lot of pictures using the erase all facility. When I switched it to the camera function all I got was a black screen and viewfinder as if the lens cap was on. All the icons show and all the other features work it is just that there is no image. Can someone tell me what the problem is please.

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Re: Blank screen and viewfinder

Remove batteries leave for an hour or so make sure batteries are fresh or charged and run set up asgain as in manual. If still in trouble contact Fuji Support by E-mail

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I strongly suggest (taking into consideration the age of your camera) to evaluate the cost of repair versus the cost of a new camera with similar features, before making a final desicion.

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FUJIFILM FINEPIX S5000.No image on viewfinder or LCD.

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It might have gotten bumped while in the bag.

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dear sorry to tell u but ur FUJI S5000 have a CCD HR failure which is due to the manufacturing fault in these CCD'd thats y fuji now adays stopped working on these CCD's and got tons of recalls for that it occurs after 4 to 5 years of use and this fault was present in all cameras manufactured between 2002-2005 , the ccd offcourse u can check with fuji try hard to get it replaced free of charge other wise consider buying a new one it is not that much expensive there new model as compared in those days it is around 250-300 $ a better version of this , pls vote me generously if u think i helped u

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Looks like another dead CCD-chip. Not available from Fuji for diy.

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I am afraid your CCD is faulty.
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Your camera likely needs a new CCD imaging sensor. It is a cute little thing and is very expensive to replace. I've seen deals to repair any digital camera on eBay and I would check for a local repair person in your area. You can use the search on this site to see who might be close by. I have an A310 doing the same thing.

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Above the screen display on the back of the camera are two small buttons. The left one is blue and the right one is marked EVF/LCD.

Push the right side button to change from the viewfinder to the screen.

You can download the manual here:

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