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Fuji FinePix A101 - no power

by coonkitty / June 12, 2005 1:55 PM PDT

Has anyone experienced trouble with the Fuji Finepix A101 not holding power? My camera no longer will stay on with either battery or adapter. It will power up momentarily, then shut back down as it attempts to illuminate the LCD screen. Very rarely, it will reach the screen mode, but usually, it shuts off way before then.

Anybody have any ideas on this one? Thanks.

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Fujifilm A101
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / June 12, 2005 2:22 PM PDT


1. I assume you are probably using AA NiMH rechargeable batteries. One of them could have gone bad.

2. If the adapter you are using is rated at less than 2 amps at 3 volts, it may not be putting out enough power.

3. Or you could have a short circuit in the electronics part of the camera. need to do one more thing before we really know which of the above is true.


Go and buy two Alkaline AA batteries.
Put them in the camera and see if it works.

If it does, then Possibilties 1 and 2 are likely true.

If it does not, then Possibility 3 is most likely.
That means it is time to lay the ol' 1 megapixel camera to rest and look for a new one.


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similar problem with my Fuji A820
by j_dell / December 23, 2007 1:42 PM PST
In reply to: Fujifilm A101

I got a Fuji A820 for my girlfriend two weeks ago. She opened it up, put in the batteries that came with it, and it worked fine for a few minutes. Then the camera shut down, with the lens telescoped out. I held the power button to turn it on, and the LCD showed the Fuji welcome screen, then went black again. The lens remained telescoped. We went and bought new batteries (duracell alkalines this time), and despite using new batteries with an expiration date of 2014, the camera does the same thing.

If I hold down the playback button, the camera powers up and allows me to browse through the pictures that were taken with no problems. The camera does not die out or anything. As soon as I push the shutter or playback button again, the screen instantly blacks out and the lens retracts. I cannot get the camera to function.

Is there something stupid that I did? There are 18 pictures saved on the SD card (which is also a brand-new 2G SanDisk), and the camera was not dropped or anything in the approximately 15-20 minutes that the camera was in use. Anyone have this happen or anything else similar enough that you can suggest a course of action? I bought the camera two weeks ago and should be able to return/exchange it, but I'm hesitant to get another one of these if it's just going to die as well. Any help would be great - I'm new to digital cameras and my girlfriend is pretty bummed that her new camera died that quickly.

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Fujifilm A820
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / December 23, 2007 9:58 PM PST

Sounds like the camera is defective.

Return the camera and get a replacement.


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