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Wont take picture

When I push the shutter button....I hear a little clicking and whirring inside the cam but it wont take a picture.  Everything else works...zoom..settup etc....

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jackboy
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SOURCE: Shutter release button is stuck

You have two choices 1. take it to a repair shop and get a quote[almost the price of a new camera I wager] 2. Try your self[bearing in mind that if you cant fix it you'll have to buy a new camera] Chances are the in dropping it the button has forced it self through an aperture in the casing so that it cannot return. If you have access to fine screw drivers[Jewellers/watchmakers]slack off the screws holding the case together- done take 'em right out just slack 'em-it might pop right back out- if it does tighten up.

Posted on May 07, 2007

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SOURCE: Canon IXUS 500 It will not take a picture the

Try to see If you can see a photo in Playback mode from your memory card (Transfer a good photo to the card first) Do all the menus display correctly? If so it would seem the camera sensor (ccd) is bad. Canon had a recall on these models with bad sensors and will repair them free of charge.

Posted on May 14, 2009

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SOURCE: with a canon 1000d, shutter button wont work, have

try to disable the mirror lockup at C.fn no. 8

Posted on Dec 12, 2010

jacko0
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SOURCE: camera turns on fine, when press shutter button to

try this:

http://jacko0.wordpress.com/2009/10/13/d40x-underside/

Posted on Jan 23, 2011

ZJLimited
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SOURCE: Fuji Xp camera says "Zoom

The lens error indicates that the movement is inhibited possibly by sand or grit. It also may be misaligned or an internal component has failed. Look carefully between the lens and the camera body for any sand, dirt or any damaged etc.

Try turning the camera with the lens facing down and shake to dislodge anything stuck and try removing batteries and memory card. There are a number of things you can try:
- Ensure batteries are fully charged
- Look carefully between the lens and the camera body for any sand or other dirt etc
- Try turning the camera with the lens facing down and shake to dislodge anything stuck
- Try removing batteries and memory card, wait 2 minutes and refit

If no luck then we have to try some things that could possibly result in damaging your camera so should only be tried if happy to take that risk...
a. Try thumping the camera into your other hand, by thumping into your hand you are trying to jar the mechanism loose, by using your hand you will hopefully not do it too hard or it will hurt. You may need to do this a dozen or so times in different places to work. I have found the flat of the camera bottom into the flat of your hand best..
b. If the lens is stuck in the out position then remove the batteries and try twisting the lens first one way then the other, do not apply excessive force when doing this or you can break gears, you are trying to reposition not force... Likewise if the lens looks like it is crooked you can try pushing it back into position. This has a higher chance of doing more harm than the thump so please be careful...
c. Dismantle the camera, not for the faint hearted, you need to dismantle the lens assembly into the main body of the camera.

Additionally, here are a few links to some other things to try. With newer cameras I am usually hesitant to suggest these options since they include some more extreme procedures that may cause further damage if not done correctly, but since yours is probably no longer under warranty, they may save you an expensive repair bill. An older Canon camera is used to demonstrate these procedures but, the lens structure of these compact cameras is the same so the examples do apply to this unit. These procedures are effective about 60% of the time. Click on or copy and paste the links into your browser.

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Lens Covers
* Lens FIX 1
* Lens FIX 2

If the "do it yourself" approach doesn't work out for you and you need conventional repair you can get an online estimate at the link and please see the note below: unitedcamera.com/FUJI-FINEPIX-E550 (sample)

Hope helps.

Posted on Sep 21, 2011

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