My zoom on my camera is stuck outward. When I power the camera on I can hear the gears inside trying to initialize the zoom and it sounds like a grinding noise since the zoom is already out. I now get a black 'blank' screen and on the first time I would get a picture with me zoom half way out and the display would have a zoom error on it. Any tips on how to fix this if there is even a way?? Thank you.
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Re: Broken Zoom on Fuji Finepix F470
Try turning the power on and gently pulling the lens outward as it powers up. This may force the gears to re-align themselves. Use "fingertip" pressure only. Don't force it excessively. Also try turning on, and then applying slight pressure to the front of the lens while you power it off. You can also try rotating the lens barrel segments while it powers up or shuts off. Sometimes either can get the lens back on track.
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The Fuji FinePix F470 camera is an excellent device. Most of the controls are computerised in such a way that makes picture taking and viewing less stressful. Changing from shoot mode to playback mode is by the press of the play button which looks like an arrow the zoom lens is not manually adjustable it adjusts by the press of the W and T buttons. Here is a link to help you download the brochure, User guide and quick start guide for the camera: http://www.fujifilmusa.com/support/ServiceSupportBrowse.do?prodcat=842410&sscucatid=664271&sscucatid=664272 Hope this soultion has been helpful?
helow, can you please explain the problem
if you meant zooming doesn't work, it can be due to
zoom button broken or zoom mechanical problem
if you hear any weird sounds when you try to zoom that maybe to broken gears or a dislocation of the gears, you need to take it to a repair center
sounds like the keypad ribbon has either popped out of it's socket or, and this would be the common fault, the ribbon has broken. In which case fuji will be your only way to fix and get it serviced at the same time. last quote I recieved was £80.
source a donor camera on ebay for the cheaper option
It sounds like you have a problem with the ribbon inside. You need to replace this ribbon connection. You're not locked out, the connection is faulty. Take it to your repairman and explain what is broken.
Hey MBB722, What is most likely going on is there is something stuck in the lens obstructing its movement (i.e. sand). I don't know what you have tried and what you have not tried you can try placing the camera on a flat surface with the lens pointing upwards, and then press and hold the shutter button and while doing this turn the camera on. If this doesn't work you can try removing the batteries and waiting a minute or two and then reinserting. If these suggestions don't work you should have it looked at by an authorized service technician such as bringing the camera to a Geek Squad® precinct at a Best Buy™ store and they can send it out for service. I hope this helps! Sincerely, Allan Go Ahead. Use Us.
If the "!ZOOM ERROR" message is displayed on the digital camera, switch the camera off and on again 2 or 3 times. If this does not clear the error, take the camera to your nearest FUJIFILM Service Station for testing and repairs. Problem may caused by lens zooming gears stuck.
I used to get that error all the time with a earlier Fuji FinePix with the slide-over lens cover. If the cover wasn't pushed back completely, the lens would extend only so far and then give an error. Make sure that there's nothing (dirt, hair) on any of the lens surfaces and make sure the lens is fully extending when you do turn the zoom on. Don't let anything touch or bump the zoom while it's moving, either.
Not sure if this will help, since you have a different model. This is what worked for me, though.