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When I press power button it starts to open then closes. Have checked battery.they are ok.Memory card in ok.

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  • carolwright6 May 22, 2009

    I Don,t know what caused it but the same thing happened last year and it was corrected with stronger batteries. Camera bought November 2007. Warrenty from shop where bought has expired.Not sure about fujifilm.



    Will full memory card cause this problem.I was told that the problem with my camera is a common one and is not worth money to repair it. Is this so?

  • carolwright6 May 22, 2009

    It is FUJIFILM,9.0 mega pixels, 4x optical zoom. Finepix A920.

  • carolwright6 May 23, 2009

    Shall I just buy a cheap camera and forget about this one.

  • carolwright6 May 24, 2009

    I have been advised by your expert to seek a second opinion.

  • carolwright6 May 24, 2009

    Batteries are good ones also rechargably

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Many things can cause this but given the information you have provided it probally rules out the battery and memory card. A very likely common malfunction is that the lense housing has been hit and it has caused the housing to come off the gears so to speak and it is now misalligned. It does not take much to cause this to happen a firm rub when open is enough to take it off kilter and malfuction until fixed. The motor that slides open the lense housing senses the friction and extra force needed to open the lense and trips the circuit on the bord to close the lense to prevent further damage. Take it to a repair shop and have it checked out and you should be back in business.

Also sometimes a pice of foriegn material can become lodged in the lense housing giving the same results. Either way have it checked out. Make sure it hasent been dropped or have gotten wet as it may have done permanent damage to the camera's internal board.

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When you test the batteries it's not under a "load" which it is when you power on the camera. you need to purchase a good set of rechargable batteries and charger and use them... you shouldn't have any issues with the camera after that.

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Do you get a error message? the camera has most likely picked up a problem with the lens mechanism or another internal fault and it turns off. These are not easy to repair at home and I don't recommend taking small cheap cameras apart, as they can be a real pain to get back together.

Is it covered by warranty?

can you tell me more about the problem and what lead to it? / caused it?

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  • Ekse May 22, 2009

    it shouldn't , you can take the memory card out and try again. can you post me the brand and model of the camera I don't see those right now so I don't know what kind of problems it might have usually.

  • Ekse May 22, 2009

    actually its a pretty common problem in all of these digital cameras, its more like a symptom of a internal problem that prevents the camera from turning on.

    It depends and varies from brand to brand and model to model.
    you can get a free repair estimate from www.advancecamera.com/repair
    and from http://www.precisioncamera.com/

    get repair estimates from both and see if its worth the repair.

    if it was a memory card problem you could take the card out and reset the camera,
    Sadly the only reset function this camera has is in the setup menu. Or you can take the batteries out for a moment and try it again.


  • Ekse May 23, 2009

    No, I'm pretty sure it could be repaired, you can also ask other experts if you want, you have a repost button or something to that direction there which will post your problem to other experts.

    If you get advice from another expert that tells you to replace a part, I would highly recommend that you confirm it / get a 2nd opinion and I would recommend that you only accept a solution when your satisfyed or if you have gotten your camera fixed.

    Did you check with the companies I posted for you about the repair estimates?


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