Question about Fuji FinePix A345 Digital Camera
My A345 won't turn on when I press the power button, even after I installed fresh batteriesl. When I press the power button I get a momentary flash of the green "on" LED and then nothing. Right before the camera quit I was erasing a few shots from my filled up XD card. I've had this camera for about 3 years and it has always been completely reliable until today. It hasn't been dropped or abused. Can anyone out there suggest possible fixes or solutions to this problem? Many thanks to all who reply.
I experienced exactly the same problem with my A345. Check for a small L shaped lug on the inside of the battery cover which should operate an interlock switch located in the recess next to the PUSH TO EJECT label. The lug on my camera had snapped off, although this wasn't obvious until I looked at the illustrations on pages 10 and 11 of the owner manual.
My quick fix was to wedge a piece of matchstick into the recess to lock the switch in its operational position. The purpose of the switch seems to be to ensure that the camera is switched off when the cover is open, but as the battery connection relies on the cover being closed, this is liable to be the case anyway. The only possible risk would seem to be if one attempted to remove the memory card with the camera switched on while being run from an external power supply.
Posted on Feb 03, 2009
When you say you "installed fresh batteries" are they NEW alkaline batteries or newly recharged ones.
When troubleshooting, forget the rechargables. Put in some NEW batteries and remove the XD memory card completely and try and start the camera.
This may not be a solution, but let us know how it went and we'll work on it.
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Posted on Feb 02, 2009
Thanx Fixya. my Fujifilm Finepix A345 now working fine after lying abandoned for last 9 months, the matchstick solution worked a treat! great site Fixya.
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