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Fuji s2pro (2 units)

I press the shutter release and somtimes it fires 7 frames in a row without recording any images. Every two or three frames I shoot it gives me "err" blinking. Still records images but cannot make any adjusments as the screen is continously on "err". Have to shut camera off and turn on again to get the screen back to normal. Shoot again, "err" again, shut off again, turn on again. It has happened to both my s2pros. Please help. Is this fixable?

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  • brafunlui Aug 27, 2007

    Thank you Phillip, I have tried different memory cards (still the same result). The thing is sometimes the cameras go without a problem and then later (a few hours)or another day the problem presents itself again, would this still be shutter assembly?
    Contacts are clean, batteries are new. I am a destination wedding photographer spending 6 months out of the year in Costa Rica and unfortunately don't have a Fuji repair here. I wanted to get some feedback before sending it off to the US for repair. Thank you again, we might be close.

    Brafunlui

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Your shutter mechanism reached its life expectancy, (5000 shots).

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    teofilo navarro Aug 27, 2007

    Here in my country i always replace the shutter assembly mechanism with metal, the original parts are made of plastic and can easily be broken or has a life expectancy of 5000 shots, and continous and high speed shots shortens its life more! I am making my own revised spare parts here, believe it!! that is the most common problem of digistills cameras today. But the more expensive digicam of course are better, they are already made of metal alloys, the heavier the better. yes this is fixable, but the spare parts are costly..

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    teofilo navarro Aug 27, 2007

    By the way have you tried to replace or use another memory card? I have encountered the same problem and defective or corrupted memory card causes the problem.

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    teofilo navarro Sep 03, 2007

    Since you're a professional fotografer, you need emergency backup unit. never rely on single one, even top of the line unit brakes down when you need it most!A cheap and simple easy to use digicam will work fine. Another solution but looks like crazy: Shoot in inverted mode! Take a shot, unit upside down! this will lessen the burden on shutter curtain. ( You need to do this since you are in a compromised situation, i am Just trying to help. [:0)
    Further,Be aware of the camera settings when problem exists, settings may have something to do with the existence of problem. Mostly the shutter speed around 800 or higher, thats outside shooting with the bright sunlight! Flash mode or inside shooting uses slower shutter speed. I know fotografy very well, it's one of my hobbies.

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    teofilo navarro Sep 03, 2007

    Sorry pal, you have two unit already, I forgot. But did you acquire it on the same time? Digital camera parts has life expectancies, especially shutters and motors. I advice not to acquire two unit at the same time, make at least six months apart.

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