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A problem with my Fuji HS10 - Help!!

Unread postby Crested Val » Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:44 pm

I am currently in Kruger, and something has gone wrong with my Fuji HS10.

I am very new to photography, and bought it in Sept.

We visited Kruger in Dec and it worked a treat - I was quite proud of some of the photos I took!!!

Now we aqre back in the park and after I changed the batteries on Sunday, as soon as I turn it on it seems to drain the batteries and conks out!! I get the no battery red flashing sign, and the camera turns itself off.

Have I inadvertantly pressed a button that puts it in a mode that require a lot of battery? or something else?

Any advice would be welcome!!!
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Re: A problem with my Fuji H10 - Help!!

Unread postby RUMURUTI » Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:51 pm

Now, if it drains your batteries straight after switching it on it could mean that you either have flat batteries, sometimes happens! or you have a contact somewhere in the camera. Do you remember if your last pictures were taken with the flash???
One of the first things to do is clean all the camera contacts and on switching it on shoot the flash a couple of times and then switch the flash off.
I had something of the sort with one of my old pocket things and at the end figured out that it had something to do with the flash.

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Re: A problem with my Fuji H10 - Help!!

Unread postby Crested Val » Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:55 pm

Thanks Andy. No it was in the day time.
I took a picture of a malachite KF and wanted to take another, but the batteries and gone, so put four new ones in (as required) and since then this has been happening. Also the picture of the malachite was deleted!
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Re: A problem with my Fuji H10 - Help!!

Unread postby RUMURUTI » Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:59 pm

Sorry about it. Seems something is not working in your electronics. At this stage try changing your SD card and clean the SD compartment as well as possible, all you need is a little dust in there to screw the whole system up.
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Re: A problem with my Fuji H10 - Help!!

Unread postby CuriousCanadian » Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:02 pm

Val...I'm on the Fuji site and can't find your model...does it have another name?
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Re: A problem with my Fuji H10 - Help!!

Unread postby Dotty » Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:07 pm

There is a Fuji HS10?????
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Re: A problem with my Fuji H10 - Help!!

Unread postby CuriousCanadian » Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:09 pm

Found that one too Dotty...HELP is NO help
" If the operation of digital camera's ON/OFF switch is unstable, try the following:
1. Fit new or fully charged batteries.
2. Switch the digital camera on by pressing the ON/OFF switch firmly.
If these measures do not resolve the problem, contact the store where you purchased the digital camera or your nearest authorized FUJIFILM repair center."

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Re: A problem with my Fuji H10 - Help!!

Unread postby Dotty » Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:12 pm

manual maybe more help here? it does say If the high speed shooting mode is on it will drain the battery
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Re: A problem with my Fuji H10 - Help!!

Unread postby CuriousCanadian » Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:18 pm

Grrr...can't copy....

Also says the battery teminals may be dirty...clean with soft dry cloth.....
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Re: A problem with my Fuji H10 - Help!!

Unread postby Dotty » Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:35 pm

Tried to do a screenshot of "help" but the forum won't accept a readable size :(
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Re: A problem with my Fuji H10 - Help!!

Unread postby mikef » Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:37 pm

On the assumption that the batteries are correctly inserted (if it is like my Canon S2 IS two must face up and two down) it sounds like your new batteries might be faulty or insufficiently charged. Have you tested with new alkaline batteries?
If it still does not work it sounds like bad luck as it is most likely a faulty camera :wall:

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Re: A problem with my Fuji H10 - Help!!

Unread postby RUMURUTI » Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:46 pm

VG, have your tried resetting the camera??? most models have a RESET button placed on the bottom and keeping it pressed for 3-5 seconds it resets your camera to factory settings. Just a thought.
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Re: A problem with my Fuji H10 - Help!!

Unread postby Crested Val » Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:31 pm

Logged off to braai!!

Thanks so much to you all who have made suggestions. Yes it is a Fuji Finepix HS10.
Will see what I can do with your suggestions. Here's hoping!!
Luckily (as far as the camera is concerned ) we haven't seen anything extra special the last few days.!!!
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