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Focusing problems???? Yes my camera I have had for less not even close to a year and it is acting up on me now.For some reason when I turn it on sometimes the lens come out sometimes it doesn't then I have to turn it off and turn it back on not only that but everytime I turn it on it is telling me I have a focus error I have tried to everything I can being I lost my manual guide I can't do to much if you could help me figure out what is going on I would appreciate it. Thanks Sarah

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  • Anonymous Nov 02, 2007

    focuserror on screen and cannot take pictures

  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2007

    The lens does not retract when turning off, in fact it doesn't move at all. The camera says it has a focusing problem. Any ideas on how to correct it?

  • fujisux Dec 10, 2007

    this is the 3rd fuji camera i have owned and im finished with fuji. i have a business online that requires me to take pictures of my products so this piece of crap camera is costing me business until i find a solution or buy another camera! the thing was working fine until one day out of the freakin blue it starts having a focus error and not retracting the lense. i tried to pressure trick suggested and it isnt working. i am so sick and tired of fuji cameras and will never buy or suggest anyone else buying one again. EVER. fuji sucks.

  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2007

    I have the same problem (not focuses) and tried the procedure suggested below a number of times. Has anyone gotten the procedure to work?

  • riss12 Dec 27, 2007

    when i turn my camera on it tells me i have a focus error. & when i turn it off the zoom lens doesn't go in. it is stuck out.

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Cleaning the lens worked well for me

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"The lens does not retract when turning off" Apply gentle but firm, even inward pressure to the lens assembly while turning off. Do this several times, applying pressure only while turning off. Once the lens assembly moves a little turn the camera on and then off without additional pressure. If the lens does not begin to move freely repeat this procedure. Be extremely careful ever after not to restrict the lens while turning the camera on or off.

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