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Can't Get my Fuju FinePix E550 Digital to turn on

I have replaced the batteries but can not get the camera to turn on. I took it to a camera shop, the clerk tried new batteries but again it would not turn on. He suggested that I just replace the entire camera since it would be cheaper to replace then to repair!!

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  • kjordan2007 Aug 07, 2008

    The camera is about 3 years old. It was just fine the last time I used it which was three days ago. I had shut it off after taking a picture that night. The next morning I tried to turn the power on to review the picture and I could not get it to start up. I assumed the batteries needed to be changed which I did. I also changed the batteries after a second attempt with freshly charged batteries did nothing. when pushing the power button you can hear the camera making a clicking noise as if it is trying to open the lens cover but again, nothing happens. I just love this camera and it has never been dropped or abused it any way. I always keep it in a case when not being used. I believe I paid $259 for it.

  • IsabelRoss Aug 16, 2008

    My Fuji Finepix E550 is my best friend. It has been with me EVERYWHERE! I've had it for almost 3 years and taken 12000 photographs.

    Recently I've noticed the batteries have been running out a lot more quickly. But then yesterday it failed to switch on at all. I tried some different batteries and it switched on for a second or so, then died again.

    Is this the end? And if so, can anyone recommend an equally good camera?

    I love the fact that its fairly compact and can do all the point-and-shoot stuff but also has more technical settings. I reckon it must have a pretty good lens too as I've had some AMAZING macro shots of random insects.

  • ninicat Oct 01, 2008

    I have the exact same problem.  It seems to have been a slow decline and now it won't turn on for more than a second in view mode and not at all in picture-taking modes.  And yes, I have tried regular AA batteries that tested to ~1.4V and have tested the rechargeables too.  Nothing.

  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2008

    Also with the same problem. When I power it up the green light flashes and then dies when in viewing mode. If in shoot mode it makes a clicking noise and the lens starts to emerge but it then stops half way out. annoying. I have found out that if i partially open the battery compartment and start it up it will close the lens. Any thoughts on why the cameras are not fully booting up?

  • arghelpemplx Nov 15, 2008

    yup all the same...

  • nedcfc Feb 02, 2009

    i put the wrong usb into my e550 by mistake i noticed it was a bit harder to connect when i pushed it in, the screen went white then faded to a blank screen, camera does not power on just a red light does anyone know what the problem is.

  • Gayle Ashbach
    Gayle Ashbach May 11, 2010

    Have you tried with regular batteries. Perhaps your charger is not working. Do you plug it into a gfi plug (one with a little red button?) has the button popped out?

  • Gayle Ashbach
    Gayle Ashbach May 11, 2010

    How old is the camera and how much did you pay for it? Sadly, he may be right.

    But let us not give up yet.



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