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Stuck in video standby mode! help!

My Fuji FinePix A345 is stuck in video mode. no matter which button I press, video, review or photo, it stays in video mode. I can start to take video, and then stop it, but can't review what I took, or take a photo or review any of my photos. I checked batteries, they are good, took them out and put them back in again, tried troubleshooting articles on the web. I am stuck. We are going on a family vacation in a couple days and I was hoping to use the camera. any help totally appreciated. Lori

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  • ilovepyrs Mar 19, 2008

    yes, it does click at each setting.

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2008

    Same problem as ilovepyrs. I can feel the slider catch on each position.

  • redfoxx Apr 09, 2008

    Mine is having the same problem, stuck on Video mode. Doesn't anyone have the answer to this? It would be a shame to just trash it.

  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2008

    I have a fuji A350 camera and it too seems to be stuck in movie mode and it displays "standby". It seems to click when I move the switch to play and to take pictures. I have new rechargable batteries installed.
    Is there a fix for this?? Help

  • dundore Apr 30, 2008

    I have the same problem on the A350 model did anyone find a solution

  • Anonymous May 04, 2008

    Unfortunately, my camera has befallen the same fate. I accidentally dropped it on the floor, and the same thing has occured. Any insight on how to fix this will definitely be appreciated.

  • niikkiix24 May 12, 2008

    Please help, my Sony 7.2 Mega Pixels camera only video tapes. I took the batteries out, nothing changes. Please offer any solutions you can. Thank you

  • Kevin Croissant Jun 13, 2008

    I have the same exact problem.....
    i hooked up a multimeter to the switch,the switch is fine.
    This camera hasn't fallen or taken any hard hits that I know of.
    I contacted Fujifilm and they couldn't help.
    Tried restoring it, reformatting the memory inside, (BTW this voids any warranty) I even hooked it up to my computer and uninstalled the camera software and reinstalled it! NOTHING WORKS IT SEEMS!
    Any one who thinks they could help me out please me email me at

  • LUVLY_WHIT_9 Oct 09, 2008

    my camera is stuck in videos standby mode HELP!!!!!!!!!



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I took the ****** apart and found two spring-loaded black triangular plastic pieces poking out of two rectangular chips about 2mm square, just below the circular piece on the outside of the camera that changes mode – play, video, camera. Actually I found one of the above, because the second triangular piece was stuck in the closed position. A bit of jiggling and voila the problem was fixed.
That was the good news. The other news is that I must now reinsert inside of the shell a black circular piece of plastic that affixes to the rotating circular piece on the outside of the camera that changes the mode. When properly attached this circular piece manipulates the triangular pieces to change the mode.
I think that the likelihood of getting this piece properly aligned and affixed so that it moves the triangular pieces properly when the mode knob is rotated falls into the statistical probability range of pork taking wing. But worth a try.
BTW, my camera is an old Z2800, but I suspect the situation holds for all Fuji units similiarly constructed.

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Help- same problem- locked in video mode

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Lori, the switch above the display may be broken. does it still 'click' at each of the 3 settings? (play,video,camera)

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