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''focus error'' I have a 2year Finepix a310. Suddenly, it comes up with the msg ''focus error'' . Taking out battery overnight has not helped. Any suggestions as I do not wish to pay GBP64 to send it to Fuji for repair. May throw it away and buy a new camera.

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  • Mike Rand Aug 16, 2007

    Yes, try and clean the outside of lens in the zoom mode as it does not retract properly

  • PJMann Dec 03, 2007

    Hi

    Yes I have the same focus error on my camera.

    I have just tried Jim's suggestion of formatting the card, but it hasn't worked.

    Anyone got any more suggestions?

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2007

    i am having the same problem. it keeps showing focus error no matter what i do.

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2008

    i have the same problem! but i have no idea of what can i do! please help!

  • mguango Aug 17, 2008

    Yes I have Focus Error in my FinePix s9000, the lens are clean, I don't Knos what happen

  • Anonymous Aug 25, 2008

    yea, i have a finepix A805 and i was taking pictures one day and the focus error just came up and it hasnt taken pictures since then

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Check out this link: 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!

Posted on Jul 07, 2008

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Hi Minoo I to have had focus error problem with Fuji A310 camera and after much frustration and phone calls i decided to try a different approach to this problem........ I FORMATTED my 64mb XD card in my computer card reader using the FAT setting and guess what my camera is magically working now..... Why couldnt FUJI helpline have told me this when i spoke to them, answer because they were to preoccupied in trying to sell me a new camera!!!!! Why is it called a HELPLINE then should rename it "FUJI RESELL LINE" hey.... Also formatted 16mb card same way and working also, maybe i should get a job at FUJI hey only problem is i wouldn't endorse there products, very good picture quality in an unreliable package..suggest any better brand for next time Minoo? SANDERSON

Posted on Aug 26, 2007

  • jimpineapple Aug 27, 2007

    ADDENDUM TO PREVIOUS SOLUTION FROM JIM PINEAPPLE---

    After you have formatted the XD Card in your computer card reader reinstall card to camera and using the camera software format the card again, this prepares the card to accept it's normal data...

    P.S. I called the Fuji Ha Ha Helpline here in AUSTRALIA and informed them of this procedure so as to help all the poor souls like us that purchased our only Fuji digital camera, as if they didn't know already,
    and the moral of the story is as of 27-8-2007 Fuji would be absolute Mongrels to not inform via there helpline how to fix there very common "FOCUS ERROR" problem which is common across the Fuji digital camera range, just google FUJI FOCUS ERROR....
    Happy Snapping
    JIM PINEAPPLE

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All I did was take out the card, blow on it a little and it worked again!!! Try that!

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I had the same problem and from what I have read on the net figured it was cheaper to buy a new one than repair it. So instead I tried dropping it lightly to see if something would jiggle and now it works!

Posted on Dec 11, 2007

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At two years old that £64 will go a long way to buying a current better specified camera Thats the way to go I think

Posted on Jul 25, 2007

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