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Camera does not work

When I turn on my camera to take a picture I can't see through the viewer.....I only get a blue screen that says NO IMAGE...and there is a small arrow in lower left corner pointing to the right.

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Re: Camera does not work

It looks like your camera is set to playback mode - and it's trying to display pictures you've taken previously, except you haven't taken any. There are two controls that adjust this. One is the power switch. It has three settings - off, playback and take pictures. You'll want to move it past the playback (which is a triangle) to the take pictures (which is a small picture of a camera). There is also a wheel on the top of the camera that adjusts your picture mode. Make sure that's set to AUTO. I found a user manual that goes into this in more detail here: It's right at the beginning - there are 2 pages that tell what all the buttons, switches and knobs on the camera are. I'll also upload the manual to Fixya so others can have access to it. If you have any further problem with this, just post it here - I'll do my best to help.

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Re: Camera does not work

Sorry, but in a finepix camera, no image normally relates to when you are viewing the pictures you have taken and not in the shoot mode, applogies if i'm wrong, but theres seems no others are posting a solution.

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