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Old Oct 9, 2002, 2:52 AM   #1
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Default FinePix 601: the lens doesn't retract?

I've had a F601 (Japanese) for a while and this bug has been annoying me. I wish this happened all the time so I could properly report it as a bug to Fuji, but there doesn't seem any set steps to reproduce it.<br><br>
If the camera is switched to Playback mode and then turned off (after enough time to review a few pictures), the lens does not retract, though the camera itself is off.<br><br>
This happens more often than not. The obvious workaround is to switch it back into Shoot mode and then turn it off, but that seems like such a hack.<br><br>
Is anyone else experiencing these problems? Do I just have a bum device? I bought it almost immediately after it was released, so perhaps they've patched this bug since then.
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Old Oct 9, 2002, 3:11 PM   #2
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Lauren, I've got the 602 - but it's the same stable. Curiously, the 602's preview is the first click from off, then second click is take, when the lens extends.

I thought this was a bit naff - switching through preview to take pics, but this means from off -preview-off, the lens will not be out.

This is a wild try - but if your shutdown timer is set at it's shortest, try increasing the 'on' time and see if the lens still stays out.
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Old Oct 20, 2002, 9:59 PM   #3
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I have a fuji finepix4700zoom, i also had that same problem.....I sent it to a repair shop, the lens motor was dead.......it cost $250 to fix.... that is what i had to do...
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Old Oct 20, 2002, 11:06 PM   #4
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springpin,

Well, the motor itself seems to work fine. The problem is that in Playback mode, it sometimes doesn't retract the lens when I switch the camera off. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't.

It's been behaving a bit better this past weekend, though. Maybe something realigned itself when I dropped the camera in the train.
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Old Oct 21, 2002, 8:01 AM   #5
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Lauren, from this Forum, this seems to be a common problem across Fuji models. Do we need a spec for your fix: Height/speed of train/direction/first or second class!!
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