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Cameras | Answered on Sep 20, 2019


https://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/manuals/pdf/index/s/finepix_s4200-s4500_manual_en.pdf

Page 109 of the manual lists possible causes such as battery chamber not latched, batteries not in right orientation, AC power adapter not properly connected, or after having batteries out and camera left unplugged for a long time and then plugging it in, you have not waited for a few minutes before turning it on. If the LCD screen will not come on, there is the possibility it is bad. If attention to these matters is unsuccessful, there well may be a hardware problem requiring a repair shop.

Cameras | Answered on Sep 20, 2019


Make sure you are not using an incompatible card like a SDHC card which looks identical. If the F3 can use those cards, make sure you format it in the menu system. If it still fails, try another card, it may be bad. Remove the card and do a short recording to internal memory to check system, if it is capable.

Panasonic Lumix... | Answered on Sep 19, 2019


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera


This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some common error messages that might show up on the LCD's of cameras with this problem include "E18 lens error", or "lens error, restart camera". Some cameras might show nothing at all, but merely make a beeping noise as the lens goes out, then in, then the camera shuts off. Sometimes the lens won't even move.

The problem is actually quite common throughout all camera brands. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended. Believe it or not, one BIG contributor to lens errors is using a camera case. Sand, gunk, case fibers, etc... accumulate at the bottom of the case. These materials love to cling to the camera by electrostatic build-up from the camera rubbing against the side of the case (especially those cases with soft fibrous intreriors). Once these materials work their way into the lens mechanism, that's all she wrote. I have many cameras, and NEVER use a case for this very reason.

A camera owner that suffers this problem may have no recourse for having the camera repaired. Many camera makers will not honor repairing this problem under warranty as they claim it is due to impact damage to the camera, or sand or debris getting into the lens gearing mechanism (neither of which is covered under warranty). The quoted repair cost is usually close to or more than what the camera is actually worth.

Fortunately, about half the cameras that suffer this failure can easily be fixed by one of the following methods. None of these methods involve opening the camera, although some have potential to cause other damage to the camera if excessively done. If the camera is still under warranty, before trying any of these, please please first contact your camera's maker to see if they'll cover the repair, or to determine how much they'll charge for the repair. Who knows, you might get lucky. But if they quote you a number that's higher than the value of your camera, you may want to consider the following methods.

The methods are listed in the order of risk of damaging your camera. Thus make sure you try them in the listed order. And remember, these fixes (especially #6 and 7) should only be considered for a camera that's out of warranty, who's cost of repair would be excessive, and would otherwise be considered for disposal if unrepaired:

Fix #1: Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button while turning the camera on.

Fix #2: Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install new batteries, and turn on the camera. If you get an Error E30, it means you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory card and turn it on one last time.

Fix #3: Insert the cameras Audio/Video (AV) cable, and turn the camera on. Inserting this cable ensures that the camera's LCD screen remains off during the start process. Thus extra battery power is available to the camera's lens motor during startup. This extra power can be useful in overcoming grit or sand particals that may be jamming the lens. If the AV cable doesn't fix the lens error by itself, consider keeping this cable installed while trying fixes 4, 5, and 7 as a means to provide extra help to these fixes. But note that I DON'T recommend keeping the cable installed during Fix 6 as you may damage the AV port while tapping the camera. Reinsert the cable only AFTER tapping the camera.

Fix #4: Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots.

Fix #5: Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in "no heat" setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one).

Now we're entering into the realm of potentially damaging your camera in conducting the fix. There is definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the following two fixes.

Fix #6: Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Other variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of your hand. A lot of people have reported success with this method. HOWEVER, there is also some potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens.

Fix #7: Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with this method than with any of the other methods. HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for damaging your camera by using this method. Variations include gently pulling, rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the power button. Attempt to gently straighten or align the barrel if it's crooked or twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the lens barrel, and then pushing on the side of the lens barrel that has the largest gap (note pushing the lens barrel all the way in is NOT recommended as it may become stuck there). While doing any of the above, listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins may have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click, immediately stop and try the camera.

Cameras | Answered on Sep 19, 2019


Thanks for letting us know

Canon Cameras | Answered on Sep 19, 2019


Follow the "instructions" in the "manual"

Fuji Cameras | Answered on Sep 19, 2019


For where?

Cameras | Answered on Sep 19, 2019


You're right. Formatting in-camera will only reset the two File Allocation Tables, which act as a pointer to where the data really resides. The data (pictures) should remain safe until they are overwritten (the File Allocation Tables will have been marked to show their positions as being overwriteable). There are lots of solutions, the most expensive, is to send the card to a data recovery place (I don't know from your profile, where you are, but Fuji UK has a very good data recovery department, for just such a problem). Another way, is to use data recovery software. These, on the whole, work very well, and vary in price from zero, to a few hundred bucks. I've found little difference in quality between them. However, the easiest and currently most popular, seems to be F-Recovery... http://www.filerecoverytools.com/products/fr_smartmedia/ It is no better than most of the freeware tools out there, it's just easier for a novice to follow.

Fuji FinePix... | Answered on Sep 19, 2019


You may try to contact 1-800-SAMSUNG and have your camera sent for service.


Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Sep 19, 2019


In the menu setup 2, go to "format" option an click yes. for more information read the user manual in this direction
http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/200803/20080324103057703_English.pdf

Samsung Cameras | Answered on Sep 19, 2019


Pictures probably look black because there is no light at night. Camera need light to take photographs.

Cameras | Answered on Sep 18, 2019


Well, exactly - that's what I've always said, but do they listen ?

Cameras | Answered on Sep 18, 2019


Find one you like, take it to a bar, buy it a few drinks, take it from there.

Cameras | Answered on Sep 18, 2019


This WEB site shows how to make wmv files.
http://www.flash-video-mx.com/how-to/2-methods-to-convert-mov-to-wmv-for-windows-movie-maker/

Canon A800... | Answered on Sep 18, 2019


A few thoughts:
Unplug the USB cable from the computer but leave it plugged into the camera. Make sure you have the volume turned up on the laptop and plug the USB cable in. Did you hear the "baloop" sound Windows makes when a USB device is connected? If not the cable may be bad. Test it with another device if you can.
If you are sure it is downloading and just can't find the photos do a Windows search for .jpg. You'll likely get lots of photos, see if any of those are from your current batch. Right click a current one and choose "properties" it will show you what folder the images are in.

Nikon Coolpix... | Answered on Sep 17, 2019

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