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S56oo fuju finepix camera focus error

Hello i have a fuji finepix s5600 camera and it has suddenly got a white bar on the screen saying focus error
can you help me please
thanks joanne bennett

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  • stazgtp44 Feb 05, 2008

    My camera was working fine, and then i went 2 turn i back on and all of a sudden.... i got the some message... Ive replaced the batteries.. taken out the card... NOTHNG... Pleaseee helppp

  • dannyboy666 Mar 07, 2008

    have same problem

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2008

    My Fuji S5600 has just developed a problem "Error Focus" I have been on to Amazon where I bought it and can get no satisfaction from them as they kept giving me telephone numbers to ring which were all unrecognizable (4 in all) and one that I did get through to was an advertising agency for Amazon. They dont know what there doing. I have written to Fuji at bedford and still awaiting a reply.

    John Ryan

  • Anonymous Apr 18, 2008

    Same problem on 1.5 year old camera.

    Tried to: change batteries, turn off/on, go into menu and reset all settings.

    None worked. Next, planning to call telephone numbers and discouraged by results that others with same problem say they received.

    Rob, Tupelo, MS

  • gezienus May 11, 2010

    S56oo fuju finepix camera focus error

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    the222redevi Apr 22, 2012

    hi...I have the same problem but nothing of these suggestions were helpful. I've turned on/off my camera 50-60 times and seems the little electric engine of autofocus can't work because when I turning off I hear a little cyclical if can't reposition to beginning



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Hit the lens (smack it on you're leg); that seems to be the solution..........
But try cleaning the lens and the AF assistent first!!

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

  • hmoxhay Jul 20, 2011

    Holy ****. I hit the lens with the palm of my hand while the camera was off. I turned it back on and it worked. Thank you so much. I am leaving for a family vacation tomorrow and I was afraid I wouldn't be able to take any pictures. You are my hero!!!!



Ha right now i have the same problem and like everyone else i havent dropped it or damaged it.
Fuji being awesome as they are wont cover this in warranty and its about $230 + to get it fixed and reportedly comes back with more errors than before

so how about you try what i'm about to do and smash it with a hammer, in future try canon or something else.

I am now a photographer without a camera for two months my camera is barely a yr old.

Thank you fuji!!!

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