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Back buttons frozen

All of the buttons on the back (menu, both zooms, etc.) are totally unusable. I can turn on the camera, take pictures and switch modes, but other than that, I can't do anything else. I've tried removing both the battery and memory card, but neither seem to fix the problem.

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Re: Back buttons frozen

This solution is basically ridiculous. You are actually telling me that it is more expensive to fix my camera than it is to purchase a new one. This seems to be a regular / consistent proble with this camera; and should therefore be consider a manufacturer's defect.

I will now have to purchase a new camera but definitely a different brand

Please note my camera is fairly new

Posted on Jun 01, 2008

Re: Back buttons frozen

I have the same problem... anyone know how to fix it?

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Re: Back buttons frozen

Yes im having the same problem ,however i open/disassembled my camera and my results was a broken ribbon connector from the Rear Button Board to the Main circuit board.....
The only problem is i can not find any parts list information or where i can get this part....

can any one help me with this??
FUJIFILM F460 Camera
Rear Button Assembly


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Re: Back buttons frozen

This fault (snapped ribbon is extremely common with this camera) is repairable at for £79.99, alternatively they will offer you £45 ish for trade in against a brand new camera with 12 months warranty. Check out their Camera Repair Centre webpage for an instant repair quotation at

Posted on May 31, 2008

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