Question about Fuji Discovery 185 Zoom 35mm Point and Shoot Camera

1 Answer

Fuji 35mm Camera (Model DL-400)

FixYa Support instructed me to contact you and said that if I couldn't find my exact camera model listed, I should find the product page of a similar product to report my problem on so here goes...

I have an old 35mm Fuji camera - Model DL-400 that I purchased in March of 1991. The camera had been working perfectly fine until last October. Someone gave me another 35mm camera that I thought I'd try out. Because I wasn't going to be using the Fuji for a while, I took the battery out. There was no film in the camera either. A couple of weeks later I wanted to go back to using the Fuji so I put the battery back in and loaded a new roll of film. The camera made its usual sound of the film loading, but when I went to take a picture, the shutter wouldn't trip. I tried it a couple of times - still nothing. I checked the battery to make sure it hadn't expired and it hadn't but I put a new one in anyway. Still nothing. I tried hitting the mid-roll re-wind button and again it made the usual sound of the film rewinding, however when I opened the camera back, the film had not rewound. I closed the back of the camera and the entire roll then rewound into the cannister. I tried another new roll of film, again it sounded like it was loading, but this time I went into a dark room, opened the back of the camera and I could tell the film had not loaded. When I closed the back of the camera, that entire roll of film again rewound back into the cannister.

According to the troubleshooting section of the manual one "Fault/Problem" is that the exposure counter blinks (which mine did), the shutter won't trip (mine didn't) or the loaded film returns directly into the cartridge (mine did). One of the "Possible Causes" was that I unloaded a partly used roll of film without winding it back into its cartridge. Although I didn't do that (remember I just took the battery out of the camera while there was no film in it), I tried the "Remedy" for that problem which was to close the camera back then press the Mid-roll rewind button (it said the camera motor will run for five seconds (which mine did). It said to repeat this until all the marks and signs in the LCD showed up simultaneously (which mine did) then closed the lens cover. I did all of that but still nothing. Any suggestions. I realize this is an old camera, but I REALLY like it and although I do have a digital camera, I still prefer using the 35mm at times.


Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 185 Answers


remove the battery and check that it is good. replace battery and open back door, close the door and it should run the motor / transport. if so, load film up to the drive sprocket being sure film will catch on the sprocket.
or move the latch holding back cover, and open the door fully. check the pressure plate on the door, gently pull the plate up a little to increase pressure on the film. bring the holding lever out toward the latch and close the door to lock the lever back to position.

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Lost instruction manual can I print one off

this is a link to Fuji they seem to have many models of the camera find your model and see if there is a manual listed Digital Cameras

Oct 16, 2015 | Fuji FinePix Cameras

1 Answer

Lost instruction manual

Thanks for contacting us regarding the issues you are having with our product. I have an intial question for you that will help me out tons, what is the actual full model number of your camera?


Dec 28, 2007 | Pentax *ist DL Digital Camera

2 Answers

I need an instructions manual for the fujifilm dl-95 super camera, any help?

Dear! This is so old that it is very hard to find manual. You can ask one by one the function of he use if it is possible. People might answer! However it is very simple camera so you can figure it out easy, too.
Just put battery into the battery compartment and switch on like this!
Hope You Luck! A Professional Camera Clinic Guy!

Mar 30, 2015 | FUJIFILM Cameras

1 Answer

I need a free manual for a fuji film 8.2 megapixel5xzoom camera model number J50


You can download and print the instruction manual in PDF format by clicking this link.

Adobe PDF Reader is required to view this manual. Download Adobe Reader

Thanks for using FixYa.

Sep 04, 2011 | Fuji Finepix J50 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Some how we have deactivated the flash to our fuji fine pix S700 digital camera and now the flash wont pop up or do anything can you help

I have looked on this site for the manual for your camera
However, as you will see when you go to this site, your camera model is not listed. Are you sure the model number is correct?

Without the model number, I can say generally, that digital cameras have a menu button that has many options in it which includes setting the flash to Auto or On or Off. Explore your camera options a little and I'm sure that you will find these options.

Good luck to you and Thank You for using FixYa.

Jan 07, 2011 | Fuji FinePix S700 Digital Camera

1 Answer

I need software for my fuji A345, please.

You can find the drivers for this camera on the uk fuji website.
Just go to the download and support page and select your camera model from the list in the drop down menu

Jan 10, 2010 | Fuji FinePix A345 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Where can i buy a replacement ccd for my old fuji finepix s602z and how much is it likly to cost?

Your camera is a seven year old model using a 3.1MP sensor which has been out of production for a long time. I've just checked my parts catalogues going back to 2007 and the sensor had already been de-listed back then and the part is not listed on any of the trade sites I subscribe to. Even good used examples of your model are proving to be as rare as rocking horse droppings.

The only way you'll find one is by pure luck as an NOS (new old stock) item. There are bound to be some around but the nature of most NOS parts is that they lie around in boxes completely forgotten until the owner has a clear out and then they usually end up on auction sites. One eBay trader (romancamerarepair) has been listing 602z parts recently but hasn't listed the part you're after, but you have nothing to lose by asking at

Sther than that, it's probably time to sell your camera for "spares or repair" and buy a newer replacement. It's a real shame as the 602 zoom is a fine camera but like all digital cameras it was never destined to last as long as a good 35mm film camera.

Not the answer you were hoping for, I'm sure, but I hope that you still found it to be helpful. All I ask in return is that you return the favour by rating my answer.

Oct 09, 2009 | Fuji FinePix S602 Zoom Digital Camera

2 Answers

How do I change the ISO/ASA and question on flash

Here's a link to a downloadable instruction manual for your camera:

Jul 03, 2009 | Fuji FinePix S5100 Digital Camera

1 Answer


Don't worry about it. As a Fuji camera dealer, there is no value in registering your camera. It only helps Fuji build a database. Your warranty is strictly via your original bill of sale. Rest easy.

May 23, 2009 | Fuji FinePix A850 Digital Camera

2 Answers

White screen, cannot see image

Believe it or not, but I put my FinePix s5000 camera in the refrigerator for a couple of hours and it fixed the problem! Weird? I'd say. My friend recommended this to me. He has a laptop that wouldn't boot and the cold frig fixed it.

Maybe it's the contacts on the circuit board shrinking to make a better connection, but whatever it does - it fixed my camera for now.... I'm keeping my fingers crossed though. HA

Nov 24, 2008 | Fuji FinePix S5000 Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Fuji Discovery 185 Zoom 35mm Point and Shoot Camera Logo

181 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Fuji Cameras Experts


Level 3 Expert

101551 Answers

Steven Wander
Steven Wander

Level 3 Expert

579 Answers


Level 3 Expert

2598 Answers

Are you a Fuji Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides