20 Most Recent Fuji FinePix A400 Digital Camera - Page 2 Questions & Answers


What is error card

It means you have the card in wrong or need to format the card in order for the camera to read the card. It is possible that the card contacts are dirty as well you can fix that with a pencil eraser by rubbing the gold coloered contacts with the eraser on a flat surface so you don't damage the caed.

One other issue is the card may not be pushed all the way in and making contact try pushing the card in and see if it works.
8/22/2010 10:08:56 PM • Fuji FinePix... • Answered on Aug 22, 2010

Broken lcd fujifine pix A235 camera screen

It is difficult to repair the screen yourself, even if you can get the part. You need a repair manual to get into it. They are built like a puzzle.
5/30/2010 2:03:15 AM • Fuji FinePix... • Answered on May 30, 2010

When try to take picture the camera switches off

The SD card may have gotten corrupted, try and reformat it. If you need further help, reach me via phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/joel_63c670a84e9f6a97
5/29/2010 8:46:18 AM • Fuji FinePix... • Answered on May 29, 2010

Lens does not open

Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera

This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some common error messages that might show up on the LCD's of cameras with this problem include “E18 lens error”, or “lens error, restart camera”. Some cameras might show nothing at all, but merely make a beeping noise as the lens goes out, then in, then the camera shuts off. Sometimes the lens won't even move.
The problem is actually quite common throughout all camera brands. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended. Believe it or not, one BIG contributor to lens errors is using a camera case. Sand, gunk, case fibers, etc... accumulate at the bottom of the case. These materials love to cling to the camera by electrostatic build-up from the camera rubbing against the side of the case (especially those cases with soft fibrous intreriors). Once these materials work their way into the lens mechanism, that's all she wrote. I have many Canon's, and NEVER use a case for this very reason.
A camera owner that suffers this problem may have no recourse for having the camera repaired. Many camera makers will not honor repairing this problem under warranty as they claim it is due to impact damage to the camera, or sand or debris getting into the lens gearing mechanism (neither of which is covered under warranty). The quoted repair cost is usually close to or more than what the camera is actually worth.
Fortunately, about half the cameras that suffer this failure can easily be fixed by one of the following methods. None of these methods involve opening the camera, although some have potential to cause other damage to the camera if excessively done. If the camera is still under warranty, before trying any of these, please please first contact your camera's maker to see if they'll cover the repair, or to determine how much they'll charge for the repair. Who knows, you might get lucky. But if they quote you a number that's higher than the value of your camera, you may want to consider the following methods.
The methods are listed in the order of risk of damaging your camera. Thus make sure you try them in the listed order. And remember, these fixes (especially #6 and 7) should only be considered for a camera that's out of warranty, who's cost of repair would be excessive, and would otherwise be considered for disposal if unrepaired:
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.
Fix #2: Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install new batteries, and turn on the camera. If you get an Error E30, it means you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory 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 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.
Fix #4: 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 in 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).
Now we're 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 #6: 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 potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens.
Fix #7: Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with this method than with any of the other methods. 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 gently 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.
5/13/2010 8:55:16 PM • Fuji FinePix... • Answered on May 13, 2010

How to replace lcd screen fujifinepix s1500? Just

Yes, that's it, basically. You may need a three-wing screwdriver, and be careful not to damage the little "hinge" that locks the ribbon to the circuitboard.
5/10/2010 9:39:21 AM • Fuji FinePix... • Answered on May 10, 2010

How can I intialize my card its saying card not

You need to format the card in the camera. This will erase it so download any pics first using a card reader if necessary.
4/29/2010 7:46:31 PM • Fuji FinePix... • Answered on Apr 29, 2010

How do i delete a picture

Page 36 of the manual - see below - explains how to erase one frame or all frames on the camera
PDF manual available from this link http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/manuals/pdf/index/a/a500_e_manual.pdf
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4/6/2010 2:43:47 PM • Fuji FinePix... • Answered on Apr 06, 2010


Hi there 1st take a back up of your memory card after that format it . You will get enough space for further photos. Thanks.
4/2/2010 9:36:45 AM • Fuji FinePix... • Answered on Apr 02, 2010

Cannot download pix. A330 Camera is turned on and

Assuming PC and camera can communicate (driver loaded etc.) just open My Computer, open the "removable drive" you camera is listet as, open the folder DCIM, open folder within (usually FUJI100). Then you will se the images in the camera. You can drag the images to the location you prefer.
3/30/2010 9:44:21 AM • Fuji FinePix... • Answered on Mar 30, 2010

Lens stuck would not go in now it won't come out.

There is a great web page that will describe the problem, and give you a few things to try before you have to get it serviced. Here it is:
Sometimes you can get lucky with this problem, but if some part, such as a gear or lever in the lens assembly breaks, or gets jammed out of position, replacement of the lens assembly is required. They sell them as assemblies because it isn't time efficient to take them apart, troubleshoot, and reassemble. Get an estimate first if you choose to have it repaired, sometimes it's just better to sell it on ebay "as is" and buy a new one. I've seen name brands on sale for $69...10.2 mp also...can't beat that! Good luck, maybe it's just dirt jamming it.
3/25/2010 5:25:33 PM • Fuji FinePix... • Answered on Mar 25, 2010

The auto focus lense has extended and will not

Your camera has a 50% chance of recovering from this very common fault as it's usually just caused by debris or dirt on the mechanism. You can try some of the fixes listed in this link a but if the camera is still covered by the manufacturer's warranty the repair will be done by Fuji free of charge as long as there's no evidence that you have been clumsy or have tried repairing it yourself.

If you cannot get your camera fixed, then it's effectively irreparable: as a relatively cheap, three to four year old model, any professional repairs will cost more than buying a new replacement.

I hope that you get your camera working again and that you found my reply to be of use. If so, please rate my answer.
2/26/2010 4:56:27 PM • Fuji FinePix... • Answered on Feb 26, 2010

"Write error" and "Card error"

2/9/2010 1:34:20 AM • Fuji FinePix... • Answered on Feb 09, 2010

I turn the camera on and the lens wont open. i

Hi dear, It looks like low battery,Try to recharge your battery.
1/17/2010 9:52:51 PM • Fuji FinePix... • Answered on Jan 17, 2010

The viewing screen gives the appearance of a

looks like a broken screen driver (hardware or software); I think you need to return the camera for repairs (if possible and not too costly)
12/10/2009 1:55:50 PM • Fuji FinePix... • Answered on Dec 10, 2009

I have a fujifilm j150w and it keeps on sayin card not initialize

i dont think there is a solution to this problem. i have the same problem with fujifilm j150w and this stupid error usually happens when you are at the height of excitement in taking pictures. it is sooooo annoying.

a temporary solution to it though is just format the stupid memory card using the stupid digicam. you can still you it though. but you can't depend on the digicam for special occasions and important events. i really dont think its worth it

10/30/2009 4:07:17 PM • Fuji FinePix... • Answered on Oct 30, 2009

I tred fliping the lock key up and down but it

Card not initialized means you need to format the card in the camera.
9/30/2009 9:59:39 PM • Fuji FinePix... • Answered on Sep 30, 2009
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