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Fuji Zoom Error Message

I bought this camera two years ago, and now it doesn't work and the display shows "Zoom Error". When I try to take a picture, the zoom mechanism appears to be stuck. I can't afford to replace it know and I really want to take some pictures in my dauther's birthday in May. I'd really appreciate any help you can give. This zoom error problem is really annoying. Thank You for this lovely site! Ronald I have a fuji finepix a500 with lens focus error problems. I took it apart to clean grit out in hopes of fixing it. It "exploded on me with gears and pins flying. Does anyone have diagrams for gear placement or know where I can get it? Thanks Rick

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  • therick Dec 19, 2007

    I saw this one. When you look into it it shows a title page for an A600 not the A500.
    Thanks!

  • therick Dec 19, 2007

    He has both, but says there is no picture in the service manual, only a parts list. I hope he has an operators manual and isn't sure what he is talking about.

  • therick Dec 20, 2007

    I need a diagram for a Fuji Finepix A500.I need it to show the placement of the gears inside the lens. There was grit in it keeping it from zooming and focusing. When I took it apart it went several directions all t once. If I can assemble it it will work I believe.
    Thanks, therick

  • therick Dec 20, 2007

    I need a diagram for a Fuji Finepix A500.I need it to show the placement of the gears inside the lens. There was grit in it keeping it from zooming and focusing. When I took it apart it went several directions all t once. If I can assemble it it will work I believe.
    Thanks, therick

  • therick Dec 21, 2007

    The was grit in the mechanism was keeping the zoom from working. My problem now is to replace the gears inside the lens, several came out when I opened it. The manuals that the store has is an operators manual and it does not show internal detail. If someone could help I would appreciate it.
    Thanks!

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Hey man you can find the manual from the store and for the zooming problem you have to update the firmware

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Hi,

Here is someone selling the full service repair manual for the a500 for 5$. I coultn't find it anywhere online for donwload but I will keep looking...

Posted on Dec 19, 2007

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    Damen Wong Dec 19, 2007

    Sorry, I only saw that after I posted the link. I suggest contacting the seller...there is a good chance that he can get his hands on one since he has so many or maybe he made a typo in his auction page and he really meant a a500...I am still looking...

  • Damen Wong
    Damen Wong Dec 20, 2007

    I still didn't find anything...still looking...

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