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Having recently wiped my hardrive and re-installed XP as my OS, I find that my Powershot A410 wont download to my PC. I've reintalled the Camera Solutions disc and followed the manual's instructions, but something is missing. The camera is recognised but following through 'Camera window' route I just get the cursor symbol with the angled arrow.
on Mar 16, 2017
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on Mar 16, 2017
Mine wont turn on either, the battery is fully charged and inserted properly. I can tell this as the pre-flash light comes on but nothing else, the only way to get the pre-flash light off again is to remove the battery.
on Mar 16, 2017
on Mar 16, 2017
FinePix 3800 can handle any xD Picture Card size.
Unfortunately the largest ones are only 2 Gb
Here a chart of all available sizes, speeds
and approximate number of photos that can be taken on each.
Tested the xD 2Gb H & M+ on my own 3800 and both work great.
on Sep 28, 2015
Does your camera gave a small battery in place somewhere that is used to maintain the date and time settings? (it is generally a watch battery type small flat silver disk.) You should not have to reset time and date after each battery change.
Many digital cameras eat up batteries quickly, especially when using the flash alot., that is why it is important to use good quality rechargeables whenever possible.
on Jan 20, 2014
Hello Ken, If this camera was pre-owned, you may have one that someone glued the ring on because of broken tabs !!!! I have had a couple of these cameras that had that problem.Normally they just twist off with very little effort.Good Luck, Russell
on Jan 25, 2013
You don't need any special software.The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or, despite what I said first, you can use any photo cataloging program such as Picasa
on Dec 26, 2012
If the removable disk does not appear when you open "My Computer" in Windows, it is possible that the USB drivers are not installed correctly.
Update to the latest version of FinePix Viewer (including the USB drivers). To update FinePix Viewer, you must have the software from the CD-ROM bundled with the product (Utilities for FinePix) already installed.
As an alternative method to updating the software, you can also reinstall the USB drivers. The USB drivers can be reinstalled by installing the software from the CD-ROM again.
If the removable disk is still not displayed after the above measures have been taken, check the following:
Windows system checks
1. You should be using Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
2. The Windows XP USB drivers are supported as standard system drivers but are only compatible with Software for FinePix versions 2.0 or later. If you are using an earlier version of the CD-ROM, an update to FinePix Viewer is required.
3. The software cannot be installed properly from "Scanners and Cameras" in the Control Panel.
Digital camera checks
1. Check that the digital camera can play back images on its LCD monitor.
2. On digital cameras with the PC Camera function, select "DSC" as the USB setting. (Refer to the Owner's Manual for your camera for information on specifying the camera settings.)
on Apr 27, 2012
i have fujifilm s1500 and the flash appear disable on screen , i tray to change it to enable but i cant also there is a yellow camera sign on screen what i can do to make the flash enable
on Dec 31, 2011
This is a common problem. There is a fault within the lens mechanism. The lens error is common for cameras with telescoping lenses.
Few more tricks that you could use :-
- You can help the motor by connecting the AV cable --- this keeps the LCD off and not draw power away from the motor.
- Remove the batteries and insert freshly charged batteries.
Fix #1: Remove the batteries from
the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in
(preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on.
If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button
while turning the camera on.
If the camera's batteries ran down completely while the its lens was
still open, the camera may show a lens error or not start properly when
new batteries are installed. Remove the memory card and keep it removed,
then install the new batteries. When you turn the camera on with the
card removed it may come back to life, as this triggers a reset in some
cameras. Error E30 (for older Canon's) means that you don't have a
memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the SD card and turn it
on one last time
Fix #3: Insert the cameras
Audio/Video (AV) cable, and turn the camera on. Inserting this cable
ensures that the camera's LCD screen remains off during the start
process. Thus extra battery power is available to the camera's lens
motor during startup. This extra power can be useful in overcoming grit
or sand particals that may be jamming the lens. If the AV cable doesn't
fix the lens error by itself, consider keeping this cable installed
while trying fixes 4, 5, and 7 as a means to provide extra power to help
to these fixes. But note that I DON'T recommend keeping the cable
installed during Fix 6 as you may damage the AV port while tapping the
camera. Reinsert the cable only AFTER tapping the camera.
Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling.
Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the
power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while
the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins
back into their slots.
Fix #5: Blow compressed
air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any
sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations
include blowing with a hair dryer in "no heat" setting, or sucking the
gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one). Some people also have
actually used a "Shop Vac" with this fix to help extend a retracted
entering into the realm of potentially damaging your camera in
conducting the fix. There is definitely some risk here, so take care
when conducting the following two fixes.
Fix #5a: If
you actually do notice sand particles stuck in the gaps around the lens
barrel, and blowing air does not help to dislodge them, consider using a
thin piece of paper or a sewing needle to help dislodge them. Pay
particular care not to scratch your lens barrel with the needle. Also, I
do not recommend probing too deeply around the lens barrel with the
paper (don't go more than a 1 cm or 1/2 in) . Particularly I do not
recommend probing deeply around the most outer (largest) lens barrel
gap, as you may dislodge the lens barrel dust gasket that's located just
inside of that gap.
Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the
intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Other
variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of your
hand. A lot of people have reported success with this method. HOWEVER,
there is also some obvious potential for damaging or dislodging internal
components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or
cracking LCD screens.
Fix #6a: This is a
variation of Fix #6, and should be tried if the lens barrels appears
straight (not crooked). In other words, try this if there's no obvious
mechanical damage to the lens barrels that's causing the problem. With
the lens pointed down, try "gently" tapping around the lens barrels with
a small item such as a pencil or a teaspoon. The idea is to try to
dislodge any sand particles that may be jamming the lens barrel stuck.
Simultaneously try turning the camera on and off as you're doing this.
The most extreme of the fixes. You especially might consider this if
the lens barrel appears obviously damaged, bent, or crooked such as from
a fall. Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with
this method than with any of the other methods (see the polls in the
right column). HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for damaging
your camera by using this method. Variations include gently pulling,
rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the power
button. Attempt to straighten or align the barrel if it's crooked or
twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the
lens barrel, and then pushing on the side of the lens barrel that has
the largest gap (note pushing the lens barrel all the way in is NOT
recommended as it may become stuck there). While doing any of the above,
listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins may
have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click, immediately
stop and try the camera. The following photo illustrates unseated guide
pins that would cause a lens error.
More tricks :-
Try compressed air. With a fine tip blow off gun and dry
compressed air (20 lbs) set the tip between the lens turret and the
camera body and turn on the air while moving the tip around the lens. It
should remove all dust and sand. Turn the camera on and it should
Another method is to tap the padded USB cover part on a hard surface, for example, a desk. It sounds so simple, but very
often in works.
Try forcing the camera lens:
Turn off the camera. Place it on the back with the lens facing up and take a look at the spacing between the lens and
the lens housing. If you notice that the gap is not even all the way around the lens, the problem should be easy to
fix. This type of a problem usually occurs if the camera was dropped while the lens was extended.
Simply - VERY GENTLY - press down the lens on the side where the gap is the biggest. You should hear a
"click" as it pops back into place. Try powering the camera back on.
If the lens doesn't extend at all or it extends, and then retracts again, do the following. Turn the
camera off. Take the camera in one hand and with the other gently take one part of the lens and gently
move it round in a circular movement. Do so with both sections of the lens. You will hear a "click"
as it pops back in place. Power the camera on.
Another version of this fix would be to pull and twist on the largest ring of the lens while turning
the camera on. Listen for a "click". If at first the focus seems to be off, turn the camera on and
off and take lots of pictures, close ups and distance. Focus should slowly start improving.
Unfortunately, there is no one good trick. This is a common
problem and you could try to use any of the above tricks that you could
find it comfortable to use.
The best advise would be to contact
the manufacturer and get the camera replaced/repaired if under warranty.If out
of warranty and the above tricks would not work, repair is usually not
advisable as the cost of repair would be high as compared to the cost of
Let me know,if needed further assistance.
Hope i helped you.
Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!
on Aug 15, 2011
You can contact us for repairs, we are an authorized Fujifilm service center.
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on Jul 05, 2011
I'm sorry to know that the Camera is not turning on. I'll be glad to assist you further with this. Please make sure that that the Camera battery is fully charged. Please check if the battery is inserted in the Camera correctly. Please clean the terminals of the battery and check if it helps.
I suggest that you insert a new battery in the Camera and check if it helps. You may also try connecting the AC Power Adaptor and check if it helps.
Also make sure that the Camera is not used in a extreme cold conditions. Try using the Camera on a warm area and check if it helps.
Please try the steps and get back to us if you require any further assistance.
Thanks for using FixYa.
on Jun 26, 2011
Please make sure that you're using the LR6 AA sized batteries and also the terminals of the batteries are correctly inserted. Also make sure that the terminals of the battery compartment is clean without any obstacles or dirt. Also, try power reset and check if it helps.
Turn off the camera.
Remove the battery pack.
Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds.
Allow the camera to remain without power for 60 seconds.
Reinsert the battery pack.
Turn on the camera.
If the issue persists, try the factory resetting. SETUP MENU-->RESET ALL--> OK
This should resolve the issue.
Thanks for using FixYa.
on Jun 06, 2011
Try NOT connecting your camera to your computer.
The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.
Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program.
on May 03, 2011
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