Fujifilm S7000 Zoom Problem ;o(

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by @sh, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. @sh

    @sh Guest

    My cameras been fine for years, and all of a sudden we take a picture but
    the battery goes flat with the lense still extruded - so I replace the
    batteries and try again but not, when turning the camera on the lense only
    pops out 1cm or so and stops, the backlight turns off and the screen shows
    non backlighted 'Fujifilm' logo. The camera is unusable because it seems to
    simply crash!

    When the lense is moving to the 1cm extrusion and stopping, there is no
    clunk nor breaking sound, it sounds perfectly normal, but obviously its

    I'm stumped as to what I can try, anyone any ideas as Fuji are quoting me a
    standard repair cost of £119!!!

    Appreciate your help!

    Cheers, @sh
    @sh, Nov 3, 2006
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  2. Sounds like a dust problem. The tolerances on these extending zooms are
    pretty tight. A neighbour gave me his Coolpix to dispose of, as he too had
    been advised that the cost of repair was not worth it. It took me all of 5
    minutes with a camel-hair brush and some WD40 to get it working again. Now
    he has 2 Coolpix's!

    Dennis Pogson, Nov 3, 2006
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  3. @sh

    John Turco Guest


    Although, you appear to be located in Britain, may I recomend the USA's
    "DarnToothySam?" He not only sells/auctions secondhand digital cameras
    (and their individual parts), he also fixes them, and his prices seem
    somewhat reasonable. Here are his Web sites:


    DarnToothySam - eBay Store

    Good luck!

    John Turco <>
    John Turco, Nov 4, 2006
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