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S2 pro electronic malfunction?!?!

When i try to put the lithium batteries in, the camera shuts down completely. there is a little metal catch that presses down when the batteries are put in, and this seems to shut the camera down - i have tried pressing it down with my finger, and the same thing happens. the strange thing is, the camera let me take about 30 shots, and recorded them to the memory card, without the batteries being in at all! no idea what this problem caould be, be really grateful for any solutions or advice, thanks a lot!

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  • DaveRich Aug 19, 2008

    Same issue here... out on a week long canoe trip. No event to cause it just went to turn on the camera to take a shot and nothing. After going to replace all batteries noticed the display came on as long as the CR123's were not inserted.


    Camera is working fine otherwise since last week. Just no Flash and other CR123 functions. 

  • jathompson70 Nov 17, 2008

    I have 2 S2 pro's and both have developed the same problem where the cameras cut out as soon as the lithium batteries for the flash are inserted. My local camera dealer phoned fuli up and they seemed as confused as me????? john

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2009

    same problem

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If your lithium batteries are depleted, having them in the camera will shut it down. A common cause of depleting the lithium batteries is leaving them in the camera while using the AC power adapter. For some odd reason, the Fuji engineers did not build in a disconnect circuit when on AC power. You should always remove the lithium batteries when using the AC adapter.

The Fuji S2 will run fine without the lithium batteries, except that you will not be able to use the built-in flash. Fuji recommends that as an "emergency" procedure, but I ran my S2 off NiMH AAs only for my heavy use over four years with no adverse effects.

If you buy the MB-16 battery pack or one of the modified versions for the S2, you would be able to use 8 AA batteries to power the camera, including the built-in flash, and never touch another lithium battery. The MB-16 itself does require some modification in filing off edges around the base and building up material around the post to firmly engage the switch you found.

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