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Fijipix a500 Lense will not retract when powered off and we get a focus error. I doubt it is still under warrenty and I do have some electronics mainteneancs experiance. Any help would be appreciated

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If you are still under MFG warranty and bought it from Best Buy they will ship it to service most likely, If you have their service plan they will be able to ship it for service... this needs to be serviced by a professional repair place... you will not be able to fix yourself a specific internal part needs to be fixed/ajusted

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The zoom lens will not retract. and there is an ERROR warning stating "focus error" it makes the sound as if it is trying to retract but will not..


Good day,

This is a common problem and sometimes can be fixed.
Please see details on my tip on how to fix this error here:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r7041378-digital_camera_lens_problems

Let me know if my tip was useful for your problem!

Regards

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Hi, the zoom wont retract and it says focus error


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

Nov 23, 2009 | Fuji FinePix A500 Digital Camera

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Fuji a500 give "focus error" message and won't shoot pictures


I am sorry to say that this design of lens is the worst i've seen from Fuji.
Focus error relates to the mechanism right at the front of the lens. The motor and drive gear are in the end piece of the lens, as opposed to other cameras that have the focus mechanism in the back of the lens and is easily access able once inside the camera.
Does the lens stick? or buzz on power up? If you tap gently, with your finger nail, on the actual lens on power up ( you may have to do this several times) you may find the lens comes out ok and no error msg is displayed (until you try zooming).This will probably be because something is jamming the gears or the tiny tension spring used on the gears has come off. I have tried to clear several A500's with this problem with limited success.

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The lens will not retract when the camera is turned off. the screen says focus error when the camera is turned on. is there a way to fix this problem?


I was able to lightly tap the lens in with the tip of my finger while turning the camera off. Then I applied a little pressure on the lens while turning it back on. I guess I was thinking that I would make the lens work a little harder to come out and tighten whatever may have slipped or something. Anyway, after dropping it on carpet and tapping the lens, then the pressure.... It works. Hope this helps..

May 09, 2009 | Fuji FinePix A500 Digital Camera

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Lens won't retract


if the camera is still under warrenty bring it back. If not the best thing to do would be to try forcing the lense back in by hand i know this sounds distrucive but if theres no warrenty left it will not make a difference.

May 04, 2009 | Digital Cameras

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Will you show me how to repair my camera please!


You can try to GENTLY force the lens back straight. Then turn off the camera and *** it tries to retract then give it some pressure from the front which can guide the gears back into place. Do not try any of that if you plan to take it somewhere to get it fixed. Only do it if this is your last resort.


Good Luck,
Caleb

Jun 26, 2008 | Fuji FinePix A500 Digital Camera

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Check out this link: www.digitalcamera-hq.com/digital-cameras/fuji-finepix-z1_question.html?qid=4289
After the basics (cleaning the lens, replacing the batteries, etc.), try dropping the camera on a carpeted area from about 2-3 feet. It worked for my Fuji A500 and 90% of the responders on the link. Everything on the web said it would cost ~$100 to fix. I was in the process of researching new cameras to buy and had nothing to lose by dropping it on the floor.
The error may be caused by debris in the zoom mechanism preventing it from working. Dropping the camera loosens the debris and voila!

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If bought this at best buy and are still under your MFG warranty they can send it out to repair, or if you have their service plan, nothing you can do, this needs to be sent to a repair facility...

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I just then took the previous posts idea and pulled the lense off and cleaned light sand out of it , extended lense as told, put back together and turned on.so far focus seems good

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maybe it has too little power

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