The power swirch no longer clicks positively to the 'OFF' position or the picture review position.I could hear something loose when I shook the camera.
Then it was dropped and the lens ring broke off and I found two tiny screws in the case.
Is this fixable?
Should I attempt a repair myself?
Because I am a qualified electronics technician, when the opportunity to purchase a second hand S304 which had "issues" presented itself I took the chance. One of the issues was the switch assembly. When I opened the camera, I too found a screw rattling around inside the case.
All the other internal screws were loose and I concluded that the assembly line clutch on the robot which tightens the screws was faulty on the day of manufacture and none of the internal screws were sufficiently tightened. I tightened all oif the internal screws, some of which were partly unscrewed, and I had a very nice camera.
Lately the beast has been prematurely switching off in camera mode which is becoming a problem but I believe this is a different issue. As it is likely all the serial numbers of the S304's with this fault will be in a given range, so that you may identify if your camera was manufactured around the same time as mine (and therefore likely to have the same fault) the serial number of mine is 24L47749 and it was manufactured in Japan.
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Re: Fuji S304 Power Switch
Not if you have never done this before.
It sounds like something that a local repair shop could fix. Just note that even if it's a minor fix, and the shop suggests to send it to fuji, you'll be looking at a very high rate. 100$ and up. look for someone that says s/he can do it in-shop.
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You are going to do a few tests before we can say a starter failed. First do you hear a loud click in start position? If not go to starter and test for power. Large post should always have power. Small wire should have power in start position . If no power to small wire ,you're going upstream to neutral safety switch and ign switch. If it's getting power in start position, have someone hold in start position and tap on starter with a hammer. If it starts replace starter. If still no startcheck battery,ground cable for failure
I have this problem also with Fuji Z90 model. Problem is fixed and focus now working ok. Camera is fall down and after when camera was started giving sound click click from focus big motor and error on screen Focus error Focus ( lens ) was open ( small cover on top bellow sticker ) Small "snail" gear is taked out . Two sliding segment adjusted
for focus ( upper full up and lower full down - beware about spring inside below this focus pins )and snail is inserted back. Camera started and focus start
working. I need to make small adjustment . Reason when camera is
started picture is not clear and before using camera i need to do full
zoom in and back zoom out. After this picture is crystal clear and all
Look at your memory card. SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card.
they like good high power batterys in them if there even a little run down the camera will turn off, also have a look at the settings is it set up for power saving,,,if so it will only stay on for a fuw seconds then turm its self off
SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card. If the switch is already in the proper position, slide it fully the other way and then back again.
Hi there, My name is Rob and I can help you. Do this:
Make sure the camera is off and pull out the SD card. Look on the side of the card. You will see a little switch. One side says locked (or shows a little picture of a locked lock) the other side says unlocked (or shows a little picture of an unlocked lock). Make sure the switch is in the unlocked position and reinsert it properly into the camera.
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