Fuji S602Z Reset?

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by Angel, Dec 11, 2003.

  1. Angel

    Angel Guest

    My daugthers XMas play - 30 odd photo's in the camera, pretty pleased with
    my self. On the way home took a photo of sheep in a field (sad I know), but
    when I went to turn on camera it was asking for the time and date to be set.
    It had completely reset itself, wiped the cards clean - not a single photo
    was left in it. Batteries were fresh (and still going strong now!). Any
    ideas? Can you force a S602Z to reset with some accidental dodgy key
    Angel, Dec 11, 2003
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  2. Angel

    Bill Guest

    Wow.........sounds strange. I have the same camera. Never had that happen.
    Buf if you find out what caused it, let me know!
    Bill, Dec 11, 2003
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  3. Angel

    pjp Guest

    Only obvious thing would be it somehow lost power for too long, e.g.
    batteries removed or simply a poor connection on any one end might do it?
    pjp, Dec 11, 2003
  4. Angel

    Angel Guest

    It was no more than 20 minutes between taking the last photo and having to
    reset the time. The batteries weren't removed. I have two cards in there -
    the 128Mb smartmedia and a 256 CompactFlash.

    Changing subject completely, which is best? Smart media, those wafer thin
    type jobs or the chunky COmpactFlash or are they all pretty much the same.
    I am VERY new to this digital game so apologies for the nobby questions.

    It's forums like this where your knowledge can double in a very few visits -
    all help is much appreciated.
    Angel, Dec 11, 2003
  5. Angel

    pjp Guest

    But even that wouldn't explain the loss of images on the card.
    pjp, Dec 12, 2003
  6. Angel

    JC Dill Guest

    Sounds like a good time to try one of those data recovery programs.
    With any luck, the reset and sheep picture only overwrote 1 or 2 of
    the photos from the play, and the rest are recoverable.

    Good Luck!

    JC Dill, Dec 12, 2003
  7. Angel

    Bill Guest

    Perhaps it was subjected to static in some way. Where did you have the
    camera? Did you notice a static charge when you went to grab it?

    Bill, Dec 12, 2003
  8. Angel

    Angel Guest

    It was in a large 'inside pocket', yes, possibly subject to static. I'm
    looking into the data recovery aspect now suggested in an earlier thread.

    Thanks all for your interest.
    Angel, Dec 12, 2003
  9. Angel

    Canopus Guest

    If this is the case then you should contact Fuji as there must be a fault in
    the camera. It should not switch between cards on its own volition, you
    have to do it manually even when one card is full.

    Canopus, Dec 12, 2003
  10. Angel

    Guest Guest

    You are probably right, but it is such a minor issue, I decided to ignore
    it. I don't use the 602 anymore anyway so its not an issue ever.
    Guest, Dec 12, 2003
  11. Angel

    Paul Guest

    Not exactly. If the camera has reset, then the default is Smartmedia.
    Paul, Dec 12, 2003
  12. Angel

    Canopus Guest

    If you press the reset then it is not doing it under its own volition, you
    are doing it by resetting it.

    Canopus, Dec 12, 2003
  13. Angel

    A Little Bit Guest

    It should default to Smartmedia if the CF card is removed.
    A Little Bit, Dec 13, 2003
  14. Angel

    Angel Guest


    To be honest I haven't a clue anymore. I have two cards, the wafer thin
    Smart Media (16Mb) which came with the camera and the chunkier CF (128Mb)
    card. I had the CF set as default, and have had for months. I took those
    pictures, went to take another (those bl**dy sheep caused all this!) and the
    camera was asking for time and date, all my settings had gone, ie the sound
    was back on and aparently no images. I thought I had checked everything and
    resigned my self to have lost the lot. I then took a photo of a train (I
    can see you lot pulling the plug on me here, trains, sheep....) and had it
    set to 6Mb High quality. It took the photo and said 'Card Full'. Got
    home, inserted the USB cable and the train image wasn't there but all the
    others were there. The train was on the SmartMedia, my lost images on the
    CF card. I have no idea how all this happened, so really I think I have
    just wasted everybodies time.....but... the only question outstanding is why
    did the camera lose the settings? The batteries were good, hadn't been
    removed (and if you do swap batteres, the camera rememberes the settings).

    Since then, Ihave removed the 16Mb smart media to prevent me looking any
    more stupid than I already do!!

    Hope this helps you - it doesn't me!!

    Angel, Dec 14, 2003
  15. Angel

    Canopus Guest

    It certainly sounds as if you have reset the camera, however, I would have
    thought it was difficult to do accidentally as the Reset option is the last
    one on the menu. If it ever happens again I would contact Fuji and ask them
    if they have had any other reports of this happening.

    Canopus, Dec 14, 2003
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