- 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
When the power button is pressed, the camera will not turn on
A camera that has not been turned on recently could just have a dead battery. Load a new or fully charged battery into camera.
Ensure that battery is loaded in the correct way. See User's Manual
Ensure that power plug is in the wall and in the camera correctly. Be sure that power is running and charging the battery.
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 does not hold a charge for very long
A battery that is too cold will not function properly. Place the battery in a pocket to warm it up.
Dirty battery terminals will prevent a proper connection. Wipe off battery with a clean, dry cloth.
Purchase a new battery.
Photos are not taken
Insert an approved xD-Picture Card. Not all picture cards are compatible with this device. See User's Manual
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.
Format xD-Picture Card using user-interface. See User's Manual
Picture not taken with flash when shutter button pressed
Change Photography mode to other option. Natural Light or Landscape mode will turn flash off.
Set continuous shooting to “OFF”
Replace the flash bulb. Repair could be costly and difficult. Contact Fujifilm for repair here.
Photo taken appears to be blurred or pixilated
Anything that is on the lens will result in bad quality photos. Clean the lens with a clean cloth.
Cancel Macro mode and set to Normal mode. See User's Manual
Select Macro mode and retake picture in order to enhance quality. See User's Manual
Select AF/AE mode from the menu options and retake picture. See User's Manual
The lens is partially or fully extended and will not retract. The screen is either displaying "Focus Error" or "Zoom Error"
The gears that move the lens could be slightly jammed. Attempt to gently push or rotate the lens back into place.
Blow or gently wipe around the edges of the lens and turn the camera off and on.
Take off casing and clean the area around the lens.
Error reading “Card Not Initialized” is displayed. No pictures can be viewed or taken on the camera.
Pull up the main menu, select “reformat”, and select “ok.” Note that all pictures will be ERASED. See User's Manual
Purchase a new xD card.
The LCD screen is either damaged or not turning on at all
If the battery is low enough, the screen will not turn on at all. Charge the camera's battery and turn the camera on.
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