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Old Oct 15, 2012, 1:37 PM   #1
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Default Fujifilm A900 problem

I've had this camera for about 10 years and it has performed flawlessly....until recently. Now, when I turn it on, the lens comes out, and the screen lights momentarily and then goes black. When I press the on/off button nothing happens, the lens does not retract and the screen remains black. The only way I've been able to turn it off is to press the review button, and then press the on/off button.

The camera has not been dropped or misused in any way, and was working great until one day I was reveiwing some shots and the problem started.

Any help would be greatly appreciated as I really like this little camera.

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Old Oct 15, 2012, 5:01 PM   #2
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Forgive me for stating what might seem obvious- are your batteries ok..?
If you're using re-chargeables- are they past their best.. as they might appear to charge ok, but can hold little or no charge when they're toast..!
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 7:41 AM   #3
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Yep, batteries are 3 - 4 months old and work in my other camers.

Thanks for the reply, I'm accepting all suggestions, obvious and otherwise. What I do not understand, is one minute it was working, the next it was not. It wasn't dropped or mishandled in any way.
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Have you checked the battery contacts in the camera. There could be some corrosion on them. I had a similar problem where the camera went dead, even though the batteries were charged. A change of battery might solve the problem, I mean another battery. It's possible that the old battery has sufficient power for other things but not for the camera. Hope this helps a little.
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 7:24 AM   #5
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I've changed batteries, but have not tried cleaning the contacts. Will do, thanks!
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