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Err..message from top displays on my FujiFilm FinePix S1Pro

I have exactly the same problem as posted here before. So, it was't resolved? May be it is my CompactFlash that needs to be formatted.

PS; This problem Err... Occured after I had left my camera on and plugged to my PC all night, after downloading my photos I forgot to turn it off and unplug it. Now I have the exact same problem as this one from rs249cc. Thanks for your help.
posted by rs249cc on Nov 02, 2008
hi folks this is my predicament.

the camera when switched on displays in the top lcd display 'Err' yet shows battery as fully charged.
ive reformatted my memory card via pc.
changed the lithium cr 123a batteries for new ones.
fully charged the 4 x AA batteries.
the aperture ring lock is set to 22 on the 28mm-80mm af nikkor d lens.
i have it set to af and auto but have tried all other camera setting i can access.
it will focus no problem yet will not allow me to do anything else.
i cannot access the menu eg func, play, in fact the only thing it does is distance light works and focus.

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  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2009

    I have the exact same issue. Would love to know if you have found any tricks to try??


  • Pierre Dubuc Feb 20, 2009

    Thanks my friend.

    But how can I download it to my camera?

    My camera when turned on, only shows the Err… on top display and I cannot access the menu /exe nor the play or function.

    I’ve tried to plug it to my PC but nothing happened.

    Thanks again

  • Pierre Dubuc Feb 20, 2009

    Edited: This comment was in reply to ZOHAIL.

    Thanks my friend.

    But how can I download it to my camera?......

    The software problem...

  • Anonymous May 24, 2009

    most likely caused by broken switch on memory card door i had same problem i took apart to see if i could see what was wrong with it they have mickey mouse switch to make sure memory card door is closed sorry i wish i could give you better news. i might try to figure out how switch works and if i can bypass it i will let you know



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This problem is caused by the plastic memory card door.

There is a door that hides the memory card on the back of the camera.

The door has a small plastic part on the left side that when the door is closed fits inside the camera.

When the door is open this part is exposed. It is right next to the "^" in "^ PUSH TO EJECT"

If you place one drop of superglue on the top of this little plastic part of the door(when open) and let it dry overnight(LEAVING THE DOOR OPEN OVERNIGHT.)

This will slightly build the plastic up about .05-1mm.

The problem is caused by the plastic part being about 1mm too small, liking resulting from normal wear.

I have tested this, and it seems to have resolved my issue with the S1 Pro I bought on e-bay

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It is the camera software problem try update from the website if it is available

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    Shoaib Rais Feb 21, 2009

    change ur 4 AA batterries are aged and they need to be changed kindly change them with NIMH atleast 2500 MAH or 3500 MAH is u find them ur problem will be gone , ur batterries performance is depleted they are not strong enuff to give power for the shooting tell me if it helps

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    Shoaib Rais Feb 21, 2009

    one more thing if u see image thru lcd ur view then there is no need to worry much about CCD , normally these fuji CCD HR are faulty and they give like pink picture or blurry images and later they stop wotking and the viewfinder is black i think this is not the case try my solution for batteries and let me know

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    Shoaib Rais Feb 21, 2009

    3 reasons u get an "err" msg are

    1. lens aperature not at smallest stop (f22 for example) turn aperture ring to smallest aperture setting or largest number

    2. No memory card, or card not formatted
    or the magnetic latch of the memory card is sensitive try closing it firmly , or try changing memory card may it is damaged by force pullout.

    3. weak batteries (4- AA and 2- CR123)try changing them.

    4. Try changing or taking out lenses.

    i hope something work out for u lemme know



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