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I cannot get my camera to take photos nor can I get to the menu or zoom

There is a clicking sound like the camera is trying to focus when I switch it on, I have been able to take 5 pics but it is trial and error, I cannot zoom and I cannot get to the menu, it seems to be sticking? the lens seems to be continuously focusing, it's a great camera usually and I want it to work again. Living in Turkey the nearest service centre is 12 hours away in Istanbul (I live in Bodrum) and they have not replied to my e-mails, please help me get my camera functioning again.

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Have you got it on macro. If so it will continually make a noise as it keeps on focusing. try it on the auto setting

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Sanyo optical 3 x zoom s70 problem of no zoom out when switch on usb connection is display when switch on card reader pictbridge cancel. when any option is selected ok, nothing happens.

Hi there the question is not much clear. But i will inform you 1st the if you connect the USB with camera you can't operate the camera for photo taking . So zoom not working. But if you mean that as normally when you try to click photo with out USB connection but that time zoom or lens not working then try to do this.
Please follow the steps and let me know the result.
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3. Try turning the camera with the lens facing down and shake to dislodge anything stuck
4. Try removing batteries and memory card, wait 5 minutes and refit the battery only.
5. Now turn on camera( with out card ) and see ,if working then fix the memory card & again turn on the camera. If working then fine . Otherwise format the memory card and fix back in camera again & try. Make sure before format the memory card take a back up all photos in your computer then format. If no luck then reset or restore the camera setting by pressing Menu key for 2 sec .. in not done the press both Menu & self time key for 2 - 4 sec.
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Strange noises

This camera has an auto lens. Which means it will focus automaticly evey sec. you can turn this option off:
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2: Chose option Cam Setiings
3: Swich AUTO focus to single lens and click OK.

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When i press the on button camera makes a buzzing sound but does not switch on. previously it has been taking photo's but they are blurry.

Your Camera is either out of battery of uncharged.The buzzing sound is the sound it makes when the camera zooms in,most cameras automaticly do this when started up.The reason for your pictures being blurry,could just be off focused.Hope it helped

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I have problems focusing my f8000sd fuji camera when zooming in on small things.IIf I try to zoom right in on a butterfly for example,it will not focus and I can't use macro and get closer in case it flies...

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Sounds like camera shake. When you use the zoom you get more camera shake. Try taking pix without zoom and see if you still have blurred photos.

Use only optical zoom and use a tripod.

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seekreep from Edinburgh - Scotland.

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