Fujifilm A345 Switch will not operate correctly; Will not switch between play, camera, and video
Hi cammed. My A345 camera is stuck on video mode. I checked the switch with a multimeter even. the switch is not the problem. I have restored the software, formatted the internal memory, and contacted fuji about this and they couldn't help or reproduce it! IF you think you could help me somehow, please, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you. -Kevin
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The only thing I've seen on this model and similar ones is the metal plate on the back side of the switch becomes loose. Beyond that, it sounds like a logic problem in the circuitry. It is probably not cost effective if that is the case.
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Does it power up in playback mode? If you can view pictures try switching over to camera mode and see if the lense will extend. if not then your lens is possibly stuck. possible solution in "THE ONLY WAY I KNOW HOW..." In my tips n tricks section. Also is my email if you want some pictures of an A345 opened up. Cheers.
I experienced exactly the same problem with my A345. Check for a small L shaped lug on the inside of the battery cover which should operate an interlock switch located in the recess next to the PUSH TO EJECT label. The lug on my camera had snapped off, although this wasn't obvious until I looked at the illustrations on pages 10 and 11 of the owner manual.
My quick fix was to wedge a piece of matchstick into the recess to lock the switch in its operational position. The purpose of the switch seems to be to ensure that the camera is switched off when the cover is open, but as the battery connection relies on the cover being closed, this is liable to be the case anyway. The only possible risk would seem to be if one attempted to remove the memory card with the camera switched on while being run from an external power supply.
I rang Fujifilm and they said that the finepix A345 can only take up to 1gig cards. So have to take my 2gig back which sux. The say Olympus cards may not be able to be read by the camera. So will be taking my camera with me when i exchange my 2 gig.
The only thing I've seen on this model and similar ones is the metal plate on the back side of the mode switch (play,video,camera) becomes loose. A small cross point scewdriver is needed to remove the back cover.
The three position switch for play,camera,video has likely broken. The plastic switch on the outside has a small contact plate held to the back of the switch on the inside with one small screw. I do have a replacement on hand if you are interested.
you need to open the camera caseing a small amount. As you put the case back make sure the switch is in the movie position so it will engage the switch inside on the circuit board.
Looks like the switch has been knocked off the control inside.If you have been moveing the switch back and forward you may have broken it.
If you remove the back cover you will see that there is a switch on the main board wich changes the operation mode for the camera. It's normal position is "movie mode". On the back of the camera there is a know which changes the position of the mode switch - most likely that knob is damaged and would need to be replaced in order to resore normal operation to the camera. Please be aware that Fuji uses special security screws for the camera case to dicourage people from opening the cameras. With the right tools and replacement part this is an easy repair - I could do it for about $30, including shipping back to you - email me at email@example.com if interested, or I could also buy your camera as is.