- Camera won't turn on
- Battery runs out quickly
- No photograph is taken when pressing the shutter button
- Can’t use the flash option
- Blurred image
- "Focus Error" displayed/ Lens will not retract
- “Card Not Initialized” displayed on screen
- Damaged LCD
Camera won't turn on ¶
When the power button is pressed, the camera will not turn on
Battery is dead ¶
A camera that has not been turned on recently could just have a dead battery. Load a new or fully charged battery into camera.
Battery is loaded backwards ¶
Ensure that battery is loaded in the correct way. See User's Manual
AC Power Adapter not plugged in properly ¶
Ensure that power plug is in the wall and in the camera correctly. Be sure that power is running and charging the battery.
Hardware problems ¶
If the camera will truly not turn on, there is probably an issue with the logic board in the camera, which will be a costly and difficult self-repair. It may be best to contact Fujifilm for repair here.
Battery runs out quickly ¶
Battery does not hold a charge for very long
Camera used in cold conditions ¶
A battery that is too cold will not function properly. Place the battery in a pocket to warm it up.
Terminals are soiled ¶
Dirty battery terminals will prevent a proper connection. Wipe off battery with a clean, dry cloth.
Battery life exceeded ¶
Purchase a new battery.
No photograph is taken when pressing the shutter button ¶
Photos are not taken
No xD-Picture Card is inserted ¶
Insert an approved xD-Picture Card. Not all picture cards are compatible with this device. See User's Manual
The xD-Picture Card is full ¶
Insert a new xD-Picture Card or erase unwanted pictures. Note that it is better to "format" the xD card rather than using the "erase all" feature.
The xD-Picture Card is not formatted ¶
Format xD-Picture Card using user-interface. See User's Manual
Can’t use the flash option ¶
Picture not taken with flash when shutter button pressed
Photography mode set to Natural Light (N), or Landscape. ¶
Change Photography mode to other option. Natural Light or Landscape mode will turn flash off.
Continuous shooting has been selected ¶
Set continuous shooting to “OFF”
Flash battery is depleted ¶
Flash bulb is broken ¶
Replace the flash bulb. Repair could be costly and difficult. Contact Fujifilm for repair here.
Blurred image ¶
Photo taken appears to be blurred or pixilated
The lens is dirty ¶
Anything that is on the lens will result in bad quality photos. Clean the lens with a clean cloth.
Photographed scenery with Macro mode ¶
Cancel Macro mode and set to Normal mode. See User's Manual
Close-up shot was taken without selecting Macro mode ¶
Select Macro mode and retake picture in order to enhance quality. See User's Manual
Subject photographed is not suitable for Auto-focusing ¶
Select AF/AE mode from the menu options and retake picture. See User's Manual
"Focus Error" displayed/ Lens will not retract ¶
The lens is partially or fully extended and will not retract. The screen is either displaying "Focus Error" or "Zoom Error"
Guide pins misaligned ¶
The gears that move the lens could be slightly jammed. Attempt to gently push or rotate the lens back into place.
Debris caught near outside of lens gears ¶
Blow or gently wipe around the edges of the lens and turn the camera off and on.
Debris caught in or around inside of lens gears ¶
Take off casing and clean the area around the lens.
Lens is damaged ¶
“Card Not Initialized” displayed on screen ¶
Error reading “Card Not Initialized” is displayed. No pictures can be viewed or taken on the camera.
Reformat xD card using camera ¶
Pull up the main menu, select “reformat”, and select “ok.” Note that all pictures will be ERASED. See User's Manual
xD card is permanently damaged ¶
Purchase a new xD card.
Damaged LCD ¶
The LCD screen is either damaged or not turning on at all
Camera not charged ¶
If the battery is low enough, the screen will not turn on at all. Charge the camera's battery and turn the camera on.
LCD is damaged ¶
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