FinePix 3800 problem

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Richard Evans, Oct 29, 2004.

  1. I turned on my FinePix 3800 the other day and all it did was beep at
    me. I couldn't see anything through the viewfinder, and the zoom
    didn't work. As long as it was turned on, it kept intermittently
    beeping and humming at me.

    I changed the batteries and it worked for about six pictures, then
    started doing the same thing again. I changed batteries yet again, and
    now I can see through the viewfinder and take pictures, but the zoom
    doesn't work. The mechanism hums, but the lens doesn't move.

    Any idea what's wrong? Any idea where to get it fixed? Naturally, I
    had just sprung $100 for a new 256mb card when the thing crapped out.

    Dick Evans
    Richard Evans, Oct 29, 2004
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  2. Hi Rick,

    I don't know, but mine is starting to exhibit some of the same
    symptoms. It's almost 2 years old now and I've taken thousands of
    pictures with it. Hopefully it's not going belly up!

    Let's hope someone in this group knows...

    Antonio L. Balsamo Sr., Oct 29, 2004
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  3. Mine is about two years old too, but has seen very little use. I'd
    count the photos in the low hundreds, tops.

    Richard Evans, Oct 29, 2004
  4. I took it to Wolf Camera today and they said they could send it off
    for about $127, but wouldn'tcha know, it worked fine when I tried to
    show the clerk what it was doing.

    Richard Evans, Oct 29, 2004
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