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Camera will playback but wont take pictures

I can play back pictures and video but shuts off when i try to take pictures.have new batteries

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  • bobbrand Nov 05, 2007

    I do hardware tech support for my company and I have tried everything but my camera is doing the same thing. I can record clips, I can see and browse through the pictures, I can erase the pictures but every time I take a picture the camera turns itself off. I format the micro SD card, I used fresh batteries, fully charge the batteries but the problem remains. I think this is a defect with this camera. I have this camera for 2 yrs now and it just started last week.

  • hoda Dec 04, 2007

    Same problem with mine (almost 3 yrs old). Blank card, new batteries, try to take a picture and it shuts off.

  • tftsnowboard Sep 08, 2008

    I have the same problem... camera is 5 yrs old... fuji finepix e550... started to intermitantly not take pictures and shut off and now it won't take pictures at all... I don't believe the batteries are the problem... have put fresh batteries in and there is no "low battery" light on.. am able to view my pictures, download them and the camera will stay on no problem... just won't take pictures

  • Anonymous Oct 01, 2008

    Turns out that a client of ours is the manager of Fuji here in Malta.

    I asked him what was wrong with it and he said that it sounds like there is a short somewhere in the motherboard.

    I will give him the camera soon to check it and will post again once I get it back and know what was wrong with it and the price charged for repairing it.

    I hope that this was helpfull to someone.

  • ah_booms Nov 08, 2008

    I have the same problem. The camera is a few years old and all of a sudden, it won't take pics. It will play back, but when I slide the switch from the "playback" to the "take pics" position, it just turns off. Fresh batteries don't help.



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L have same problem. I have camera for just over 2 yrs or so.
I noticed this after I started using different batteries after the original rechargable ones didnt hold the charge.
Any solutions???

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

  • Anonymous May 31, 2009

    I solved my problem. It turned out that it was the batteries.

    I put some super Alkaline 1.5Vatts and away it went shooting like it was ment to be and even used fllash.

    I dont understand it either. I had put fresh batts before but they were a diff brand. I think it has to do with the type of batteries.

    Try some alkalines and if it doesent work then it might be in the motherboard.




I found that the e550 eats batteries very quickly if the memory card is full (or nearly so).  I have installed a 512MB XD card. 

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i had the same problem with the same camer you have to take it back to where you baught it and they should give you a refund or trade it in

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