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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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  • ebssoc Oct 02, 2007

    It is on "take pictures" and on "Auto".....I took to a Fuji Repair shop yesterday ...He said he thought the switch felt sticky......He thought 95% that the problem was the switch.....but I didn't leave it there ....too far away.....where can I get the switch fixed? betty

  • ebssoc Oct 02, 2007

    Thanks Dyllan ...i'll see what I can do....thanks for getting back to me....if I decide to get a new cheap camera (with warranty) which one do you suggest? Betty

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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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  • John Goodman Oct 02, 2007

    Any camera repair shop should be able to do it. Most electronics repair places probably can too. I'd avoid any place that just does computer repair, but if they work on other electronics it should be no problem.

    You COULD order a new switch from Fuji and try to replace it yourself. It's probably a mechanical, rather than electronic, problem (some tiny piece of plastic is worn out or broken). However, once you took the thing apart, putting it back together could be difficult, so I'd suggest taking it to a professional.

    If you can't find a place locally, let me know and I'll see if I can find some place you can mail it to for repairs. But a local place would likely be faster, and would be more accountable (because you can show up on their doorstep).

    I'd say it's almost definitely the power switch though, just not switching all the way over to pictures.

  • John Goodman Oct 02, 2007

    Honestly, I'm probably not the best one to ask for buying advice. I can help fix them - but I haven't priced or compared them in quite a while.


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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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