I just returned from visiting Niagra Falls. The camera was working fine till then and I clicked some awesome pictures, some of them in the spray.
However a few hours later, the shutter refused to work. I dried it using a hand drier. But it still refuses to work. The zoon and the shutter both refuse to work. Any suggestions on how I can rectify the problem?
Thanks in advance.
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Well you probably wont, but
try this find a suiutable zip shut poly bag and place in it a a quantity of uncooked rice or salk wrapped in a cloth tied in a knot.-or some silica gel sachets if you can find them.
Take the batteries and card out leave the chambers open- and put the whole lot in a warm dry place for a couple of days.The ides is to draw out moisture.
But going back to my original comment - moisture is death to digicams especially if there are operated in those conditions with out suitable protection.
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Hi, the problem is in the shutter that you can found inside of the lens unit and maybe the shutter not work properly or damage. you will notice also once you take picture during night time the pictue is good but if you zoom in you will find the lines all over the picture.
tryo to open your camera and check the lens unit. First try to disconnect the the lens cable and connect then check. if the problem still occur, you need to do is open the lens unit and adjust the shutter if working fine or not.also check the flat cable if its not broken.
Hello. I have the same camera as well as the z712 and the P880. They are all top notch cameras. If your setting is auto focus be sure to hold the shutter button HALF WAY down till you get "a green'' signal then shoot. If you don't get a green shoot signal your zoom may be too high. It's very hard to shoot at high zoom at close range without a tripod.My best results have been put it on auto and shoot like crazy with low zoom till you know what your camera can do . Just take pictures,lots of them. Best wishes. superg
Try the video function.
If this works fine then it is most probably the shutter sticking.
To confirm the shutter is sticking turn the camera on, put the zoom to full optical and turn it to face you so you can see into the lens. Watch the inner part of the lens when you take a picture. You should see the shutter fire across the lens. Lines on pictures or over exposed pictures are caused by gaps in the shutter or the shutter failing to fire altogether.
Moisture residue on the shutter leafs is the common cause for this problem.
Some people on here have their own views about what causes lines on photo's. Someone even said digital cameras do not have a shutter and problems were due to software issues....
I have dealt with 100's of different models, including Fuji's E900 and always have found moisture residue to be the cause.
I am loath to suggest hitting it hard (which is what I usually do to mine!) but one solution that tends to work well on the TZ3 is to pop the end of a shop-vac over it when it's turned on. This will **** out any gunk that has got in there that may be blocking it.
The shutter on your camera has become stuck open. This causes the lines across your pictures. If you take the camera outside or shoot in bright lighting conditions the pictures will come out over exposed. The fix for this problem requires complete disassembly of the camera to access the shutter assembly inside the lens. It is a fairly common issue due to the fact that the shutter is such a delicate component. Check with your manufacturer for warranty support or recalls. If they are unable to help you for free, there are repair providers which you can find online who will repair your camera for a reasonable rate.
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Mine shuts off when I press the shutter button. I put in new batteries and I can get the lens in then. But it shuts off when I try to take a picture. These cameras are notorious for having a zoom problem. They say the Zoom error appears and the camera dies. There is a fix of gently pulling the lens out all the way till the cover open then twisting it gently clock wise till it clicks. They say this fixes this problem but I don't think that is what is wrong with mine. Do a search on Fuji E550 zoom problem fix. It should show up.