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My parents have a Finepix S5000 that is about five or six years old. You can no longer focus an image in any setting. The view of any image is extremely distorted. What do we do?

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Digital cameras focus by turning a focus lens inside, controlled by electromagnets from the main boards. Dust, dirt, lint or sand can work it's way inside and jam the focusing lens. You can try some compressed air ($4 WalMart), and spray it into the lens assembly, hoping to free it up. You can also try to gently bump the camera, with the palm of a hand, in the hope of freeing it up. The following blog talks about these and other things you can try:
http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html
Although the blog deals with lens errors, some of the suggestions may help.
Otherwise, you can take it into a camera repair shop and get an estimate on repair. You can also contact Fuji for repair at:
http://www.fujifilm.com/support/
Sometimes, it's better to just get a new camera if the cost of repair is too high, especially with after Christmas sales now.
Good luck, and hope this helps.

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