Fuji s602z problem

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by Old Bugger, Jul 25, 2005.

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    Old Bugger Guest

    Does anyone know of a way to reset a Fuji 602 camera? Or if there is a fuse inside?

    I made the mistake of loaning my camera to a friend. It came back not working. He muttered something about
    inserting a CF card not being easy, so I reckon he has either forced one in back to front or not straight.
    Old Bugger, Jul 25, 2005
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    ASAAR Guest

    No fuses. Is the camera totally dead or is it malfunctioning? If
    it has a removeable battery, remove it for several hours, maybe even
    a day.
    Did you not check the CF card? Is it still in the camera as
    (mis)inserted by your so-called friend? If you remove the card and
    try to turn on the camera, do you get a "card error" display or is
    it totally dead. What kind of batteries does the Fuji 602 use? Do
    you know what condition they're in?

    It seems like there's a good chance that your friend broke your
    camera. Where you come from, if a friend breaks your camera, do
    they repair or replace it, or claim that it was working fine when
    they returned it?
    ASAAR, Jul 25, 2005
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    pjp Guest

    And presumably as it had a card already in it, why the **** was he messing
    with it in the first place.
    pjp, Jul 25, 2005
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    Old Bugger Guest

    It is totally dead. I've had the batteries out of it overnight and it is still dead.
    I've removed both of the memory cards (the 602 takes SM and CF/microdrive). It is still dead. The 602 uses
    AA's. I've tried a couple of fully charged sets.
    He won't be my friend for much longer if he doesn't cough up for either the repair or new camera.
    Old Bugger, Jul 25, 2005
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    Old Bugger Guest

    I think he removed the card to transfer images to his computer.
    Old Bugger, Jul 25, 2005
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    ASAAR Guest

    That might be worth following up, but it may simply be that the
    friend took the card out to place it in a card reader. While it
    doesn't look very good from the information provided so far, the
    camera's problems may have nothing to do with the CF card.
    ASAAR, Jul 25, 2005
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    ASAAR Guest

    Doesn't sound good. Take a flashlight and peer down into the CF
    socket. You should be able to see all of the pins and whether they
    are all straight or if any are bent, or if any odd object was mashed
    into them.

    Repairs are usually not cost justified and as I've found out,
    cameras depreciate rapidly. My old Canon PowerShot is probably
    worth 20% of its initial price. But the s602z wasn't a cheap P&S.
    If your friend is willing to pay what the cost of repair comes to, I
    think you'd be better off applying it to either the Fuji S7000
    (which may be the most similar camera currently available) or to
    some other camera.
    ASAAR, Jul 25, 2005
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    Mike Guest

    Oh I like that idea - help all the other dishonest maggots push up the cost
    of insurance premiums for the rest of us. Good one. Sure, I'll help pay for
    the camera buddy.
    Mike, Jul 25, 2005
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    pjp Guest

    I suspect problem stemmed from something like that rather than "friends"
    excuse about inserting a card, e.g. forgot to mention he dropped it in lake
    as he was inserting card :(
    pjp, Jul 25, 2005

  10. Try the smart media slot? Look into the CF slot for bent pins.
    Dave R knows who, Jul 25, 2005
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    BeeCee Guest

    I made the mistake of loaning my camera to a friend. It came back notNot that it's going to help your situation but I had a similar problem with
    my 602 just after it went off warranty. Kept getting a message that the CF
    card was not initialized.

    The problem was finally tracked to a bent pin in the CF slot. I think that
    I probably did bend the pin as I have always found the card not easy to get
    in the slot - especially compared to my Verbatim card reader which accepts
    the card as though it were greased.

    The upshot was that the slot/pin itself could not be repaired and it cost me
    $300 to replace the board. Lesson learned - I am now very careful inserting
    the card. I'm still pissed tho' - I can't see why it should be possible to
    bend the pin - I think it would not be possible on the card reader, the fit
    is so positive. And the reader cost me all of $20.

    BeeCee, Jul 26, 2005
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    pjp Guest

    Part of why I just simply keep both a cf (512 meg) and a sm (128 meg) card
    in their slots and use the USB cable to dl. For how small it is, it does
    seem pretty idiotproof, inserting very smoothly/positively so see no reason
    to use otherwise until/unless it becomes damaged.
    pjp, Jul 26, 2005
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    Old Bugger Guest

    Tried that, and all the pins look fine. ;-(
    Old Bugger, Jul 26, 2005
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    McKev Guest

    I think youve learned the hard way not to loan out expensive kit like this.
    So much for your friend. Bet he didnt give a **** when he was jamming the
    card in.

    McKev, Jul 26, 2005
  15. Sorry to hear it. I have neve rhad a problem with mine and it's been
    through heck and back, including four days in the sun and sweat in Miami in
    October, to the point that the LCD had a massive amount of water inside it.
    The camera just kept on going and when I got back home it dried out after a
    few days and the LCD is fine. I've tried talking people into buying this one
    used as opposed to some of the new P&S on the market but with little luck.
    It's a great camera. However the using it recently I noticed the image
    quality certainly just doesn't hold up to my Canon DSLR's!
    Dave R knows who, Jul 27, 2005
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