I have a Fujifilm A510. Recently, I have noticed that the batteries are lasting less and less time. I have been getting low battery or empty battery symbols within 15 minutes. When I first bought the camera, in November, the batteries lasted much longer, for days. I used the camera yesterday and it worked fine, aside from telling me the batteries were dying. I have tried lots of different standard batteries - panasonic, energizer etc. This evening, I have tried to take a picture and as soon as I press the shoot button, the view screen goes black. The camera seems to shut down and switch off, although the zoom lens does not retract. I am able to turn the camera on fine and it is allowing me to view my stored pictures. Any ideas how to resolve this would be gratefully appreciated! I have tried wiping the battery contacts and the XD card contact as well as removing the batteries and then replacing them. I have a gadget which tells me how much charge is left in the batteries and it says that all the batteries I have tried still have full power... Thanks!
Re: Camera switches off when I press the shoot button
Are you using NiMH rechargable batteries? Digital caemras are real battery eaters and Nickel Metal Hydride batteries are the only ones that can stand up to the drain. Buy ones with the highest power rating yu can get. If this doesn't help, then the power board has started to fail and needs replacing.
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Does it say Lens control error, or does it say Focus error, turn off the camera and turn it on again?
The last can happen when you touch the lens barrel. When the lens does not retract when you shut down the camera, perhaps the battery is exhausted or the barrel got stuck.
Try to recharge the battery and start all over again. If nothing goes, try carefully to pull out the lens a little Less then one millimetre. or gently press it back a little. Be aware the camera is a very delicate piece of equipment, so don't use force, because that could damage the camera definitive.
In the manual, it says you should contact FujiFilm, when the error comes back after you switched off and on. So if nothing helps, that is the last option. Visit a repair shop from Fuji, or bring a visit to your dealer.
press the "disp" button in your camera twice or thrice. even if the display is not coming means check if the lens cover is opening in front of camera. if its open and display s not getting displayed means try to reset the camera. Have you tried a hard reset on their camera by removing the main
power batteries for 60 seconds and the reinserting them as if it were
the first time power up. This may not fix your particular problem, but
when the processor that runs all of the electronic features of the
camera gets confused, this is the best way to clear its confusion. even if problem is not cleared take it to service centre.
Canon point and shoot cameras have an internal backup battery (a very small watch battery sized cell). Look under your battery door - do you see a small tab that has "CR1220" or something like that marked on it? If so - this is your backup cell. Just replace it and you will be good to go. If you do not see this, then the backup battery is buried deep inside the camera and would require full disassembly to replace.
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