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Fuji FinePix S3100 won't turn on

The camera said that the batteries were low, so I replaced the batteries with newly charged NiMH batteries. Nothing happened. So I replaced those batteries with different NiMH batteries. Nothing. The camera is dead. Fuji wants me to send it to them for inspection. It is 3 years old. I really like the way this camera feels in my hands and all of its' functions. Is there an internal battery inside the camera that needs to be replaced? I don't know, what do you think. I'm good at fixing older stereo gear with discreet circuits, but am out of the loop when it comes to integrated circuits being used nowadays.

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  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem. I have changed the batteries out twice and nothing happens when I turn it on. Is there an internal power source I am missing? Help would be appreciated. Wyogram

  • Anonymous Jul 27, 2008

    my opinion is that the problem lies with where the batteries "touch" the leads on the camera. the lid part of the camera where the batteries go in look to me like the residue that forms around a cars battery terminal after a long time. ugly acid appearing stuff. I thin kthis interferes with the power somehow

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There is a option in the menu that turns the camera off after 2min. and then after that it is hard to get started.I took out the rechargable batteries and installed new duracell batteries,and it started and then I went to the menu and disabled the powersaver option.

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