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Faulty Latch Sensor

I've got a FinePix S1, and it seems that the little sensor that detects whether the cover of the compactflash/smartmedia slots is closed is broken. The camera behaves as if it were always open, displaying the "Err/full battery" message.. looking in there with a flashlight doesn't reveal any kind of switch for the plastic nib to depress. Is there any way to tell the camera to ignore this latch? Alternatively, is there any way I can fix this myself? I'd be comfortable opening up the camera back myself, but there's some sort of latch or catch in the upper right of the back that I can't figure out how to release.

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Re: Faulty Latch Sensor

In the bottom corner of the latch there is a little piece of plastic on the hinge that pushes a switch that tells the camera the latch is shut if thats broken off thatll be the problem id shove a piece of a matcher in to see if it does the trick and if so its a new latch or leave the matcher :) 5

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I get an err messasge when the camera is turned on.Also I would be interested in a service for the camera. How to get it to you, and how long for return, and cost? David Plessas


If "Err" is displayed on the LCD panel on the top of the camera when the "MENU/EXE" button on the FinePix S1 Pro is pressed, check the following:


<If "Err" is not flashing>

1. If the slot cover is open, switch the camera off, close the slot cover and switch the camera back on.

2. If the remaining charge in the AA-size batteries is low, switch the camera off, replace the batteries and switch the camera back on.

3. If steps 1 and 2 above do not remedy the problem, contact the store where you purchased the camera or your nearest authorized FUJIFILM repair center.


<If "Err" is flashing>

1. Pictures cannot be taken because the remaining charge in the lithium batteries is too low or because the camera mechanism has stopped operating due to the camera being used in cold conditions.

In this event, switch the camera off, replace the batteries and then switch the camera back on. If replacing the batteries does not resolve the problem, set the focusing mode to "M" and release the shutter before switching the camera off briefly.

2. If step 1 above does not resolve the problem, contact the store where you purchased the camera or your nearest authorized FUJIFILM dealer.


Please click here to download the manual for Fuji FinePix S1Pro .


You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed to view PDF files. The reader is a free plug-in available at the Adobe web site.

Oct 11, 2011 | Fuji FinePix S1 Pro Digital Camera

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I am getting a FEE error on a Fuji FinePix S1 Pro Digital, the 300mm lens seems to be connected correctly. please help thank you.


I don't know if you have a manual fir this camera so I'm giving you a "Google" search link for a manual in PDF format. It the fourth one down.

http://www.google.ca/#hl=en&source=hp&biw=1303&bih=818&q=Fuji+S1+Pro+PDF+manual&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&fp=a5556ef3492e88b9

Okay, I've had several Fuji Pro cameras including the S5 Pro and these cameras had dual memory card slots it's listed in section 6 page 24 of this PDF manual

Okay what can happen and happened to me several times (didn't learn the first time) was that I had the camera set on the Compact Flash card and filled it up but the camera needs to be manual set for the next card it's not automatic. So I'm going to assume that the media card you are trying to write the new picture files to is full.

You can download the pictures and then format the car (in the camera) then continue or switch to the other card in the card slot. This camera used a Smart Media and a Compact Flash Card.

Cheers

Apr 12, 2011 | Fuji FinePix S1 Pro Digital Camera

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Card not initialized


If the 'CARD NOT INITIALIZED' error appears:
First check that the SmartMedia is inserted in the correct direction. You can also try wiping the gold-colored contact area on the SmartMedia with a soft cloth.
Remove the batteries from the digital camera, leave them for at least an hour and then reload the batteries and check whether the camera recognizes the SmartMedia.
If the 'CARD NOT INITIALIZED' error still appears, contact the store where you purchased the camera or the nearest FUJIFILM authorized service center in your country.

Mar 13, 2011 | Fuji FinePix A400 Digital Camera

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My fujifilm finepix s5000 SN 4FL37025


This is the classic symptom of a failed CCD sensor. The only fix is to have the sensor replaced, but as the camera is around six to seven years old now any repairs will not be cost effective and you will likely have trouble sourcing the parts as Fuji stopped making their 3MP sensor many years ago. New, old stock sensors may also have degraded to the point where they are either faulty straight out of the box, or will develop the same fault within a few months of being powered up.

Sorry, but your camera has reached the end of it's useful lifespan: five years is pretty good going for any digital camera and six to seven is really exceptional. Digital cameras simply do not last anywhere near as long as many of the film cameras which they replaced.

Your only real choice is to buy a replacement, but if all you need is a similar technical specification to your current model then there are plenty of cameras for less than £100 (around $175 in OzDosh) which will do at least as good a job as your present camera. Just don't expect a sub £100 camera to last anywhere near even five years though.

One other advantage of an update is that you'll finally be ditching the expensive and highly inferior xD memory cards which were basically repackaged and slightly tweaked SmartMedia cards. If you buy a new Fuji then you'll find that they all take SDHC cards now (back compatible with SD cards) although they often still accept xD cards as well.

Sorry I can't be more positive, but I hope that I've still helped you. All that I ask in return is that you take a moment to rate my answer.

Jan 11, 2010 | Fuji FinePix S5000 Digital Camera

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How to erase pictures stored in my camera, finepix s1pro


one by one is dificult and time taking
just bring them on any pc thru cable select and keep them for future

now it better to format the card and then later on if u want u can copy them on the card the selected one's

compact flash u can format thru connecting ur cam to pc and then select ur removable drive from my computer and simply format it by right clicking the drive

Nov 20, 2008 | Fuji FinePix S1 Pro Digital Camera

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Err message


This problem is caused by the plastic memory card door.

There is a door that hides the memory card on the back of the camera.

The door has a small plastic part on the left side that when the door is closed fits inside the camera.

When the door is open this part is exposed. It is right next to the "^" in "^ PUSH TO EJECT"

If you place one drop of superglue on the top of this little plastic part of the door(when open) and let it dry overnight(LEAVING THE DOOR OPEN OVERNIGHT.)

This will slightly build the plastic up about .05-1mm.

The problem is caused by the plastic part being about 1mm too small, liking resulting from normal wear.

I have tested this, and it seems to have resolved my issue with the S1 Pro I bought on e-bay

John C. Vincent
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May 01, 2008 | Fuji FinePix S1 Pro Digital Camera

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What is the difference between the PC-AD, the PC- AD2, and the PC-AD3?


The PC-AD can only be used with 5V SmartMedia. The PC-AD2 is compatible with SmartMedia of 3.3V/5V, 2MB to 8MB. The PC-AD3 is compatible with SmartMedia of 3.3V/5V, 2MB to 32MB.

Aug 29, 2005 | Fuji FinePix S1 Pro Digital Camera

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What is the difference between the PC-AD, the PC- AD2, and the PC-AD3?


The PC-AD can only be used with 5V SmartMedia. The PC-AD2 is compatible with SmartMedia of 3.3V/5V, 2MB to 8MB. The PC-AD3 is compatible with SmartMedia of 3.3V/5V, 2MB to 32MB.

Aug 29, 2005 | Fuji FinePix 3800 Digital Camera

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The batteries were drained in my FinePix S7000 camera whthe camera was not in use.


The CompactFlash card may have caused the batteries to drain. Some solid state CompactFlash cards consume power while inserted in the FinePix S7000 even if the camera is turned OFF. Fujifilm recommends removing the CompactFlash card when the camera is not in use. Microdrives and xD-Picture Cards do not exhibit this problem.

Aug 29, 2005 | Fuji FinePix S7000 Digital Camera

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