Question about Fuji FinePix Z2 Digital Camera
Knocking the bottom of the lens end of the camera 3 times on a wood table, medium gentle, fixed a zoom error (where it would not focus in zoom)
The camera had been dropped whilst skiing holiday and this method fixed it. Very Happy!.
Posted on Mar 26, 2008
Hi i had the same problem with mine,i took the case apart but could see nothing untoward,reassembled it and just out of frustration i turned camera on if you listen carefully you will hear a whirring sound as soon as it starts turn camera off do this repatidly a few times but do not let the motor finish its cycle,hey presto no more fault. i can only assume that the motor sticks and by turning on and off really quickly frees it up...
Posted on Jan 07, 2008
Banged it three times as suggested and it works!! I'm in shock! Thank you to whoever discovered and posted this solution.
Posted on Apr 04, 2010
Dear God! Thanks so much for the banging on the table trick. It solved my problem and now I can keep taking many many photos of my new baby boy! Thank you for saving me a fortune!
Posted on Jan 27, 2010
Thank you so much. My friend hit her FujiPix Z2 6 times on the table and now it's working.
Thanks a lot
Posted on May 29, 2009
I have the same zoom error with my also new, 10 months old F50. The lens is stuck.
When I sent my camera to fuji service center, they charged $10 to assess the camera and to tell me that zoom error is due to an impact i.e. I drop it! Can quote me $250 to replace the len.
I'm very certain I did not drop it. SO would like to ask if anyone face similar error on a undrop camera?
Posted on Nov 19, 2008
LOL!! WTF!! IT DID WORK!! 3x knocks on the table right way up fixed the problems. unbelievable but true!
Posted on Oct 17, 2008
Instead of hitting mine on a table 3 times I misunderstood and hit it with a table 3 times. I hate you guys so much, my camera is broken and my table is broken too. Not really; Mine is an F20 I was told to use canned air to blow around the lens as you turn it on several times, in case a tiny bit of grit is jamming it. It does work.
Posted on Sep 07, 2008
Omigod i had the same problem as all of you and was told by fujifilm that it would cost me nearly 90 pounds to get it fixed which is nearly what i paid for the camera- no chance. so i just banged my camrea three time like it said here and its bloody working again no way :D am super chuffed... i now have an image of all the fujifilm tech guys banging cameras off tables laughing as they pocket 90 quid :D
Posted on Aug 21, 2008
Thanks soooooo much i really needed to take pictures like desperately, and this totally fixed it. i thought i had broke it 0.0
thanks sooo much!
Posted on Aug 07, 2008
Thanks for the advice for banging the camera to get rid of it. It makes a little whirring sound then you turn it of and back on and hey it worked just as you guys said it would. Thanks once again
Posted on Jul 06, 2008
As the dialogue went, I banged it against a book several times and zoom error went away; not sure how the camera is however
Posted on Jun 30, 2008
Yes! just before I was about to go out and get it fixed or buy a new one, I read this and tried banging it on the table - now it works again! crappy camera, great solution
Posted on Jun 29, 2008
It worked for me after one tap and one bang - but the slider was open the second time.
Fuji really should do something about this - all their models seem to have this problem.
Posted on Jun 25, 2008
I tried the open and close before end of whirring and that worked a treat!!
Posted on May 24, 2008
Thanks for the tapping advice - magically it worked! Yay.
Posted on May 06, 2008
Had the same problem 'zoom error' 3 times within 1 year, First 2 occasions sent it back to fuji for 'repair'. This time only 2 months after 2nd repair it failed again, just before it was needed for a wedding. Felt like throwing it in the bin, but looked here and followed advice to hit it 3 times on a table (why 3?) and hey presto it works. So even hi tech gadgets can be persuaded to work with a little thump!!
Posted on Apr 14, 2008
I has the same soom error as all of you and i just hit my Z2 on the table three times and now it works!
Posted on Apr 06, 2008
I also have the same problem. When i slide the cover to take the pix. Zoom error pop up. I cannot take any shot since then. I try many ways to get it work properly. I took the battery out for few hours and turned the camera on/off many times but...it didnt work. Does anyone have any solution for that? coz my brother bought it in Germany on his business trip and it seems to be hard to return it to the manufacturer and get it back.
Posted on Jan 05, 2008
More detail required here
Does the Lens move correctly or is it stuck in one position?
Posted on Nov 20, 2007
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