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Camera worked fine in April, I put new batteries in it 100510 and all I can do is view the pictures I took in April. It did let me set the date and time.The lcd and the evf will not turn on when tha camera is turned on, in fact the camera is dead in all modes except the card view. Hope you can help, as this is the only good camera I own. Thanks

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  • mcdiver94 Oct 07, 2010

    Thanks for the advice. The lens was extended fully all the time, but I got it to go back in by tapping and jiggling it and turning the camera on and off. Placed the camera, lens down on a cloth and turned it on, and the lens sounded like it was trying to extend but it didn't. Plugged the ac adapter and the usb cable and the DSC comes up on screen no matter which position the swich is in (except off naturally) Could it be that the capacitor or little battery is dead as has happened to some people?

  • mcdiver94 Oct 07, 2010

    Thanks for the advice. The lens was extended fully all the time, but I got it to go back in by tapping and jiggling it and turning the camera on and off. Placed the camera, lens down on a cloth and turned it on, and the lens sounded like it was trying to extend but it didn't. Plugged the ac adapter and the usb cable and the DSC comes up on screen no matter which position the swich is in (except off naturally) Could it be that the capacitor or little battery is dead as has happened to some people?




  • mcdiver94 Oct 07, 2010

    OK. Thanks again for your solution and for answering so quickly. Looks like I'm in the market for another camera, because the fix is more expensive than the camera is worth. I'll use Fixya again for the next problem.

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The Program error is due to failure of the Main control system. It will be good to have it checked at the Fuji service as you do not have to run around for spares.
You can remove battery and card replace battery and while switching on tap the lens hood on your palms so as to disengage any dirt or retrieving a mechanism being struck.
Use some air to blow between the lens to dislodge any sand particles struck inside. Since there is no action of the LCD or power it is evident that we need to open the camera to have an overview off what is happening inside as our assumptions can be confirmed only with a voltage check to the main processor board. Once we are confirmed that the power goes into the main unit without any output from the processor, the suspected part can be the processor unit.

If none of these works then you can think of taking consensus with the service centre.
get estimate before you decide.

The advice/tip given is with the belief that you are competent. You must attempt to do it yourself only if you are technically/logically able, especially when dealing with delicate devices, damaging while trying to open, Probing electrical/electronic circuits with high voltage or delicate components. Since the advice given by me is with the inputs provided and not based on a visual inspection, there can be further reviews required in some cases.

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Hello

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.

You can also have a look at THIS link.

Hope the advise is useful. please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance.

Regards
Andrea

Posted on Oct 07, 2010

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    Andrea Lock Oct 07, 2010

    Hello

    Thanks for coming back to me.

    Well, you can never rule out anything, but, as i read your original question, i knew exactly what the problem was. And, even still after your post, i still suspect that your guidance pins in the lens barrel is out of place.

    Now, as is suggested in the original answer, if the answer given does not work, the best will be to take your camera to your nearest repair store. Even if this is a capacitor problem. This is not something i would suggest that you try to fix by yourself. If this is not done correctly, you can damage the camera beyond repair.

    I really hope this can be of help.

    Please feel free to contact me if you need any further assistance.

    Kind regards
    Andrea

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