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''focus error''

Mike Rand , Jul 25, 2007; 12:15 p.m.

I have a 2year Finepix a310. Suddenly, it comes up with the msg Taking out battery overnight has not helped.

Any suggestions as I do not wish to pay ?64 to send it to Fuji for repair. May throw it away and buy a new camera.

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Cynthia Tyler , Aug 12, 2007; 11:32 p.m.

Hi Mike,

I just attended a wedding where I was taking shots...camera around my neck. All of the sudden I got "focus error" and have done everything I can think of to correct this problem. I've been reading on-line and it sounds like this is a typical and rather common problem with MANY makes and models. Since there are no solutions posted, it points directly to problems with the manufacturing. I will watch this post for other responses....I'm curious. I have not fixed my 'focus error' problem either.

Cynthia Tyler

Stuart Conway , Aug 15, 2007; 06:49 p.m.

The two anti-tamper screws on the Fuji Finepix F30 need a Tri-Wing screwdriver ($2) to undo them - from there disassembly is straight forward - my camera was full of sand - I could clean it from the outside gearing of the lens barrel (the gears were jammed with sand and grit) - but there are two springs holding the CCD PCB to the lens barrel - I could see more sand inside the lens itself but couldn't figure out how to detach the springs.... so ... I put the camera back together and sadly still get "Focus Error" - sand inside the lens tube I think, jamming the mechanism. Bought a replacement F31fd from www.fujifilm.co.uk / /Shop / Refurbished - now I've the TriWing screwdriver I'll used the F30 for spares. Oh yes - the anti-tamper screws are there as camera flash capacitors have enough energy to electrocute & kill... my camera had bee nswitched off for a few days before I took it to bits, so I thought / hoped the capacitor had discharged.

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