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CAMARA turns off when i press to take a photo

Camara is about 2 yrs old and has been well looked after and not had any heavy use, while we were on holiday the camara started to turn itself off when trying to take a photo, i thought it was the batteries but its still doing it with new batteries in it. It will power up and let you look at your photos, but the moment you push the button to take a pic, it turns off leaving the lens out, it will turn back on and turns off normally, But i brought it to take photos!!! Help Thanks in advance Nick

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  • Anonymous Nov 20, 2007

    Same issue with my camera-- pressing the shutter button causes the camera to shut off... Camera is less than a year old and has been well-maintained.



    Mike

  • gopher711 Dec 02, 2007

    Me to! Help! It did it a few months ago and wouldn't work for about 6 weeks.. then one day i picked it up again, forgetting that it wouldn't work and it randomly worked again....now it is doing it again...

  • NNICK136 Jan 27, 2008

    I found out it was my battries over time the recharagable battries die,



    I brought 2 new rechargable battries and the camara now works fine (i nearly sent off the camera costing £90, and thought i might try this first, and it does)



    So before you pay to get it looked at try some new batteries first, try good battries, as the cheep brands dont hold enough juice to power up the camera properly.



    The rechareable battries i brought were 2700mah and now the battries last a lot longer than they used to.



    Hope this helps



    Nick

  • kmbess Apr 01, 2008

    April 1, 2008

    I have the exact same problem! I am able to look at pictures but unable to take any. I've tried the new battery thing and that didn't work. When pressing the shutter button the camera goes to black shutting itself off. I've had the camera less than a year great condition.


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I have the same camera... and it was doing the same thing AFTER i changed my old batteries, because they were getting low. It was only after i put in the NEW batteries that i had this problem... I tried putting the old batteries back in and sure enough it worked again, so it probably all just depends on the brand of the battery you use.

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Try using rechargeble

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I have the same problem, the camera lens is still sticking out and won't go back in. green light is on in back. Can't take pictures, screen is black. I paid good money for this pile of %@#! Brand new batteries too! I will never buy a Fuji camera again! Where's the reset button?> Where's the support??

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