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Camera wont turn on!!! i hear gears turning

Everything was fine yesterday, until my low battery light came on. so i shut it off and charged the batteries... charged them for four hours go to turn it on.... the little green light flashes and i can see and hear the gears in the lens move but nothing if i hold down the back button and the power button at the same time it beeps, and the lcd flashes but goes right back offff HELP! please... i love my camera and can't live without it! kristen

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  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2007

    I press the power button the green light flashes then it stops and the camera doesn't turn on I also hear gears but nothin happens.

  • Anonymous Nov 08, 2007

    Turned on the camera and the lens did not open. I hear the lens attempting to open but it can't. I get the green light to flash but it turns off. I tried many times but nothing helps.

  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2007

    Yes, very similar problem.

    First time this happened on a trip that included bumpy road but camera in protective case. Went to turn, gears ground away, lense popped out then it shut down and would not turn on.

    Removed and changed batteries with fresh. No change. 4 hours later I tried again and it turned on part way and turned off again. Did this several times within a few minutes and eventually it stayed working. Worked OK for 6 months, then did the same thing again, but has failed to revive. It will start up but shuts off (freezes/no further action) after a few seconds.

    What recourse do I have? Just giving up and buying a new one doesn't seem quite right, nor is it a solution. If this is irrepairable, what is the problem and why?

    I have enjoyed the camera for its lense features (unbeatable close-focus & wide angle) and there is no copmparison on the market. Please give me osme good news.

    Simon in Tucson ,AZ


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Fuji Technical Support team website is the place to ask for further advice. But if the camera is more than a ear old - replacement is the only remedy.

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