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Focus error the camera shows a focus error on the screen

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  • amylynn81 Jun 13, 2008

    Just bought this camera, was shipped to me. as soon as i put the battery in, it said, "focus error" I tried everything. what can i do?

  • jwilson3401 Aug 25, 2008

    My camera was working fine and when I went to turn it back on, a got a focus error prompt. I have tried pushing every button and new batteries. Any suggustions?

  • spoonbill200 Sep 19, 2008

    just turned the thing on and I got the focus error. tried new batt. no help

  • Anonymous Oct 04, 2008

    can this be fixed or do i need a new camera?

  • Anonymous Oct 13, 2008

    same thing for me, was working fine and then focus error...

  • junni Oct 28, 2008

    when i turn my camama on witch is (finepix S5200 fuji digital camera) it say on the screen "foucus error" and it has a "blur" on the back ground halp wat can i do?? do i need a new camara cuse thats NOT COOL if we should be able to fix it!!!!!!! my email is or HELP PLZ.

  • wilsonsignsa Dec 01, 2008

    s5200 "focus error" . nothing "happened" to the camera ! now it's a paperweight ! $ 300.00 camera year and a half old! fuji will fix for $155.00 !! found others on-line that will fix for $125 + . also have a useless a120 fuji ($80 +) just stopped working all together. other posts are true- fuji sucks! GO CANNON OR NIKON !!

  • mbange123 Dec 23, 2008

    Same Problem.

  • Mininet Jan 06, 2009

    When I turn the camera on, it comes up with "Focus error". It just happened radomly, but from the previous posts, I see this is a problem with this camera. :(

  • Laura0246 Mar 02, 2009

    I've read several posts suggesting taking my camera apart. Does anyone have pictures or diagrams with parts labled? I'm afraid I'll break or further damage my camera if I try to fix it without images for reference.


  • david Mar 03, 2009

    As long as you take it steady and have a box with compartments in for all the screws at different stages you should be all right.
    This model has the older style wires with different size plugs so you really can't go wrong. I think it is only the screen and possibly the keypad that have ribbon strips to worry about.
    There is very little in there really.
    2 circuit boards, lens unit and flash unit.
    borrow a camera and photograph each stage



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The zoom and focus operate on screw thread drives. 1 of these has detatched resulting in "ZOOM ERROR" and locked the camera up. Dis-assemble lens and re-attach drive.

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

  • david Jan 26, 2009

    Hi, Start by removing all the securing screws for the casing. There should be 2 on each side and 3 underneath. 2 of the one's underneath will be tri-wing screws (security screws) so you will need to purchase a screwdriver for this ( I paid £1 for mine on ebay). Make sure there are no screws located under the rubber cover for the usb and av sockets ( Im working from memory here)

    Best to have a box with compartments in to put screws etc in as you dis-assemble to aid re-assembly. Open battery compartment ( this helps lock the case together) and gentley open the case. It will have plastic clips holding it together also so be carefull of these. The lcd is screwed to the back case too and conected to the pcb as is the key pad so don't lift the back away instantly incase the ribbons tear. Once you have the back removed its just a case of unscrewing the pcb and unplugging the different cables. I think the power board is under the main pcb so will have to remove this to get at the lens unit( Beware of electric shock. It does hurt!) Remove the fixing screws for the lens unit and remove it from the case. The zoom is on a long screw thread which runs from a small motor and gear drive. There should be a little plastic or metal attachment that runs up and down the thread which should be located on the sliding lens which is the zoom. If I remember the motor assembly needs to be removed to re-attach the zoom assembly to the drive thread. Then re-assemble.

    If you get stuck email me


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This is the info I received from Fuijifilms about this error:

When a "!FOCUS ERROR" message is displayed on your FinePix digital
, change or charge the batteries, then switch the camera off and
on again 2 or 3 times, being certain not to touch the lens. Removing the
batteries for approximately 30 minutes may also resolve this error.

If the problem persists, you may wish to send your camera directly to us
for a technical evaluation. Please send it (preferably via FedEx or UPS
for tracking purposes) to the following address:

1100 King George Post Road
Edison, NJ 08837

Attn: Camera Repair Department

Please include a copy or the original sales receipt and/or
proof-of-purchase along with a note including your name, address, and
daytime phone number.

Upon receipt, a Camera Repair Agent will evaluate your camera and
contact you under separate cover. For information regarding warranty,
estimate or turn-around time, please contact our Camera Repair
Department by dialing 1-800-659-3854, option #1, then option #1 again.

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  • Mininet Jan 26, 2009

    daveward712 Can you give me an idea where to start? I don't want to start removing screws willy-nilly and then be stuck with pieces parts. :) I'm assuming I would start with the screws at the back of the camera?

  • Mininet Mar 08, 2009

    I took my camera apart like Dave suggested. It's really not that hard to keep track of things. It's like a puzzle, everything can only go back into it's own spot. I used another digital camera and took pictures along the way just in case, but didn't need them. Unfortunately, I discovered that there is actually a piece broken so the lense won't move. It's not connected to the threaded bar anymore. :(

    Good luck.


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