Question about Fuji FinePix A500 Digital Camera
I have a focus error that comes up everytime i turn my camera on. it wont let me take any pictures. I have same problem.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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I have the same camera and have devised this solution. Remove batteries, leave for about 10 mins then replace batteries ( make sure they are in good condition, Cover the aperture whilst switching it on and it should work - mine did on the 2nd attempt.
Posted on Aug 14, 2008
It won't focus because ya lens is out of focus due to it being stuck had same prob wig my Sony worked out cheaper to buy a new camera than have it fixed.very fiddley to repair hope if bin some help
Posted on Nov 23, 2009
Lens error is the most common failure in digital cameras . it seems The internal coupling of the zoom lens is somewhat fragile, and a slight tap at the wrong time can mess up the system . or it could have been something as small as a bump while it was being carried in your pocket or even the sand or something like it can cause this problem . Anyway the problem is that you'll have to pay for repairs on it since technically it's not a camera error but something that manufacturers say it happened during usage. I recommend you to contact the manufacturer to see if they'll cover the repair, or to determine how much they'll charge for the repair. Who knows, you might get lucky . Some owners seem to have been able to solve the problem with a gentle bump to the side of the camera, or some gentle twisting on the lens itself. I don't necessarily recommend that- or, at least I would call Fuji first and see what they have to say about cost of repairs. Once you do get it fixed, put the camera in Playback mode before you switch it off so that the problem doesn't happen again.
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Posted on Apr 11, 2010
The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.
Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.
Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.
Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.
Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).
Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.
Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.
Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.
Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair center for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.
If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.
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Hope the advise is useful. please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance.
Posted on Sep 30, 2010
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