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Camera shutter button does not work

I own a fuji finepix f30 and it was knocked off a table.It landed on the top right-hand corner and as a result there is a slight dent. It seems as if the dent has knocked the shutter botton out of place so that it does not function. I can look at pictures i have taken before-the screen still works etc etc but the shutter button does not so i am a stuck with a completly useless camera!!!
I need to get the camera fixed asap- do you think this is a difficult thing to fix? Is it advisable to send it back to fuji or do you think i can get it repaired quickly in a local repair shop? If so, can you reccomend any good repair shops in central london?

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  • sozzy Oct 26, 2007

    thankyou its nice to know I could get .help online so quickly. Its a really great service and i will reccomend the website!

  • jermanthei Mar 25, 2008

    My daughter dropped our f30 from our 2nd story loft onto our hardwood main floor and it would not turn on. When I opened it up, I thought all was lost, but like solution #3, which I read here, I found that the upper right ribbon cable had come loose, although I missed this at first glance. After reconnecting it, the camera works fine. Thanks for the help 

  • bforbelinda Jun 24, 2008

    I had the same problem, one day the shutter wouldn't work. I followed the instructions below but was slightly confused that there wasn't a ribbon cable coming directly from the shutter to the main board. The ribbon for the shutter looks like it comes down from the setting wheel (where you choose the manual/ auto settings etc). It is the most right hand ribon. But once found followed the instructions below and pushed it in further and hey presto fixed!!!



    So happy I don't have to send it away!

  • photoferg Jun 27, 2008

    Wow the cable was not visibly loose but after nearly two months (most of it being sad my camera was dead and the rest of it waiting for the special screwdriver) I pushed the cable even though it seemed fine and PRESTO the camera works!! THANK YOU FIXYA!!!

  • kkkyak Aug 11, 2008

    I cannot find the solution you provide for Sozzy, and think mine may be the same solution. How do I access your solution?
    Our Fuji finepix f 31fd camera was actually dropped in the Dordogne (briefly)in its case, which offered a little protecton. My daughter tried it out immediately and it took a perfect picture, but a few minutes later it's lens steamed up as we expected, and the shutter simply wouldn't press. Amazingly it has all dried out perfectly, and all the options seem to work apart from the shutter button and it says there is "no image". A hand /stop symbol has sometimes appeared on the screen. Everything else works perfectly. Can we fix it?

  • kathybrand Nov 23, 2008

    my shutter button won't work. It turns on but I can't take a picture.



    thanks,



    Kathy

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2009

    Thanks to the posters. 2 years my F30 sat dead in it's case with no shutter, and all beacause a tiny ribbon came loose.

  • jen_kiaba Apr 21, 2009

    I own a fuji finepix f30 and all of a sudden the shutter button does not seem to be working. It will focus but it will not take a picture.

  • j.p.o'carroll Aug 26, 2012

    I have the same problem. Great to hear there is a solution. Can anyone tell me where to get it correct sze triblade screwdriver.

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I had exactly the same problem as user astralbee. my fuji f30 dropped from a table, and i could only turn it on by play button, and look at the photos but can't turn it on by power button and take photos.

i simply buy a trigram screwdriver from ebay / shipped from hongkong for 1,5 euro. i simply pushed the second ribbon cable at the top a little bit to the mainboard, and voila! it works as new. 

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I had a very similar problem, only it was the power button that would not work. The camera would go into playback mode but would not switch on to take photographs. I followed Solution #2's advice - bought a trigram screwdriver (99cents / 50 pence from dealextreme.com), opened the case and there are two ribbon cables that connect the buttons on the top to the circuit board. They must jolt out really easily. I saw that one was slightly out, pushed it back in and now the camera works again. :)

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The only repair center in florida wants $106.00 just to look at it. any bewtter solutions for a camera I can buy NEW for $180.00??

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Posted on Oct 29, 2007

My Shutter button would not work on a FX-F30 Fuji camera. Found this solution here and it worked!

opened the case and there are two ribbon cables that connect the buttons on the top to the circuit board. The right cable was not all the way in on the right side. Pushed it back in and now the camera works.

Thanks FixYa!

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I also dropped my Fuji F30.
The half-press of the shutter didn't work anymore.
I bought a triwing / triblade screwdriver (about 5 euros) to open the case.
The flatcable running from the knobs on top of the F30 to the main print was a bit loose. After reconnecting it, the shutter button was fully functional again.
It seems that from the backside the rightmost 3 three wires in the flatcable are for the shutter, so if your cable is also a bit loose, this might solve the problem.

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1. A local shop will most likely send it out or order a new camera case.
2. It is best you send it to an "authorized" Fuji repair shop.
3. I don't know of any local shops.
4. Here is their customer service link:

http://www.fujifilm.co.uk/consumer/service-support

Posted on Oct 25, 2007

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