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A500 Finepix Adaptor not working

I accidentally reversed polarity on the a/c adaptor on my A500 and now the adaptor does not work, batteries do work. How do I fix it? Reset with batteries out and pressing the power button did not work. Jim C.

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  • jcronburg Mar 13, 2009


    Thanks. You mean the capacitor in the adaptor (which I fixed by reversing the adjustable jack so that it now is correctly postive center)? I assumed it was a capacitor in the camera.



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The overflow capacitor is blown get a new adapter.

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