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Fujifilm FinePix S4500 Troubleshooting

14 megapixel camera released in 2012. Point and shoot camera with 30x zoom capabilities.

Camera Won’t Turn On ¶ 

I’m trying to turn the camera on but the screen stays off

Switch is Not Moved Over Enough ¶ 

Make sure you are moving the on/off switch all the way to “ON” and release. If the switch is not pushed fully to the “ON” position, the camera won’t turn on.

Camera Doesn’t Have Batteries ¶ 

Your camera needs batteries to run. Make sure you have four AA batteries installed at the bottom of the camera.

Batteries are Dead ¶ 

Your camera will work best with fully charged AA batteries. Make sure the ones inside have power.

Pictures are Blurry ¶ 

Photos do not appear clear or focused

Lens is Dirty ¶ 

Make sure the lens is free of debris or smudges. If the lens is dirty, remove any large pieces of debris. Then breathe softly on the lens to create a slight fog before wiping the lens with a soft cloth to remove any dust or smudges.

Not Allowing the Camera to Focus ¶ 

The camera has the ability to self focus for a picture, but this function is not instantaneous. Wait about 1-2 seconds before pressing the shutter button on a desired shot. This will allow the image to focus.

Camera is Unstable ¶ 

A moving or unstable camera does not allow for clear photos. Hold the camera steady or place the camera on flat stable surface when taking photos. Using a tripod would also be a consistent way to keep the camera steady.

Screen is Not Responding ¶ 

The screen is stuck on one picture and the buttons aren’t working

Software Issue ¶ 

Try performing a hard reset to fix this. Take the batteries out, replace them, and attempt to turn on camera to cycle the power and reset the camera.

Screen is Frozen ¶ 

Your camera may still be working with the screen frozen. Try a factory reset:

  1. Press the [Menu/OK] button
  2. Press the [</ dial left button]
  3. Press the [V/ dial down button]
  4. Press the [>/ dial right button]
  5. Press the[V/ dial down button] 4 times.
  6. Press the [>/ dial right button]
  7. Press the [V/ dial down button] and press [Menu/OK]

Blurry Viewfinder ¶ 

Whenever I look in the viewfinder, nothing is clear.

Dirty Lens ¶ 

Try to clean the lens with a microfiber cloth or 100% cotton. Use either rubbing alcohol or deionized water. This will ensure that the lens is not contributing to the dirty viewfinder.

Camera Not Allowed to Focus ¶ 

Press the shutter button down halfway to allow the camera to focus and have a clearer picture.

Viewfinder Damaged ¶ 

Look for scratches or smudges that might be affecting the viewfinder clarity. If your viewfinder is broken, check our replacement guide to fix it.

Pictures Not Saving ¶ 

I'm trying to take pictures, but they don't seem to be saving.

No Memory Card ¶ 

You need a memory card in your camera for it to be able to save your pictures. Open the bottom door and make sure one is installed.

Memory Card is Full ¶ 

If you take too many pictures, your memory card will fill up. Delete existing pictures or use a computer to export pictures off of your card.


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