Having problems with your Fuji FinePix A700 Digital Camera ?

Camera says focus error and lens won't close or open.it is stuck.


Answers :

Hi, the chances are you the lens motor has packed up, how ever it could also just be a bit of grit stopping it from working so try doing the following.
1 remove battery and any memory cards you may have in the camera
2 now hold the camera in one hand and hit it into the palm of the other hand try doing this three or four times, it wont damage the camera as your hitting it into a soft surface but doing this will sometimes get the motor working or free up any grit that is stopping it from working
3 now put battery back in and give it a try

if it still dont work then try the following.
if the lense is stuck in closed possition what you need to do is as you turn the camera on try turning the lens round at the same time as turning it on, if the lens is out slightly then as you switch it on pull the lens a bit more or when it switches off push the lens in slightly, doing this usually frees up any stuck lense.
if their is an opening where you can say get a pin in to try and force the lens out slightly then try doing that you only need it to move slightly to free the motor up, if you do this then after you have got the lens to move try switching the camera back on and see what happens.

now the problem could be that the camera has been put down whilst the lens was still out and this could have cause the lens to stop working so moving it slightly usually gets it to reset and start working again.

if the lens is out slightly when the camera is off then switch the camera on then when it switches off push the lens back into the camera into its off possition.
if after doing all that it still dont work then the chances are the lens motor has stopped working all together and will need replacing, now the problem with this is that the cost of repair would cost more than buying a new camera thats why most camera shops wont repair this type of camera so if after doing the above nothing happens then the chances are the camera is beyond repair or beyond economical repair and its time to get new camera.

to recoup so money back you could sell it on the well known auction site as spares or repairs, people who can repair camera's themselves or need spares off yours would be interested in buying it for spare parts, just remember to keep any memory card thats in the camera so as you keep your pictures.

if you have pictures stored on the camera then all you need to do is plug it into your pc and transfer them to your pc then delete all the pictures on the camera if you dont want anybody else to see your pictures.

i hope that has been some help to you.

im sorry their is no easy fix but when it comes to these style of camera their is just no point in paying to have them fixed as the parts and labour would cost more than the camera is worth, if you had a $1000 camera then it would be worth getting repaired and any camera shop would do the repair but with these types knowbody touches them its just not financially worth it.

i fix camera's at home for friends and family and also buy camera's and phones to repair as i can do the work myself and have the equipment to do the work, but shops just wont touch these camera's due to the financial loss in repairing them.

let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok

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\012The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel\012 after dropping it, or sand particles hinged in between the barrel and \012the housing. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \012probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.
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\012Use\012\012\012\012 these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.
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\012Firstly ,\012 try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.
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\012Try holding the \012shutter button while switching on the camera.
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\012Look at the lens , \012and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then \012try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).
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\012Try gently \012pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may \012cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.
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\012Another\012 way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and \012then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to\012 not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and \012down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the \012camera is enough to get things going again.
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\012Try hitting your \012camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of \012your hand.
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\012Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair \012center for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to \012replace the camera.
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\012If it is still under warranty I would suggest\012 you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any \012off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about\012 warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.
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\012Hope \012the advise is useful.
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\012Regards
\012Andrea
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