Question about Fuji FinePix S5100 Digital Camera

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  • hamclops Nov 13, 2007

    I am having same problem. The batteries are in correctly and they are all brand new. (1.6v each). When you power on the camera you can hear a faint noise but nothing lights up,comes on,nothing.

  • lou_martyn Mar 28, 2009

    My problem is same/similar. The power/mode dial will switch on to the review mode it will allow me to view photos already on the card, but if I try to go further - to camera mode - I get a quick 'whirr' sound from the lens extending then nothing at all.
    This means that after several (many) attempts the lens is going further and further out and has not retracted.

    The last time the camera got any serious use was 5 months ago in Iceland (we are in the UK) so the oxidising answer could well be it.

    Is it too much for a 'tinkerer' to be able to acess the switch from underneath to give it a good cleaning?

    Thanks - Martyn.



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I had the same problem, too, until I realized that the door holding the xd card wasn't shut or shut tight - the camera never powered on when that happened. When I shut the door tight it came on every time. I was just about to send the camera in to Fuji to repair. I'll update more if this isn't the fix.

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Do you have the batteries inserted properly? That is, correct polarity?

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