FinePix S1000 Problems

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FinePix S1000 Problems
The FinePix S1000fd is an easy-to-use compact digital camera. (Jupiterimages/Creatas/Getty Images)

The FujiFilm FinePix S1000fd is a compact point-and-shoot digital camera aimed at the consumer market. It is easy to operate but can produce unexpected results or appear to malfunction. Most problems can be resolved by following simple checks. Few issues require professional repair.

Mechanical Problems

If the camera does not switch on or its operation is sluggish, the batteries may be installed incorrectly or are low on power. Ensure that the batteries are loaded correctly. Replace non-rechargeable batteries, or plug in the power cable to charge rechargeable ones. If batteries run out quickly, wipe the battery terminals with a clean, dry cloth. Ensure the lens barrel is not restricted from moving when zooming in and out.

Picture Problems

If no picture is taken when the shutter button is depressed, ensure there is free space on the internal memory or memory card. The memory card must be a compatible type, undamaged, and with free space on it. Back up or delete photos from the internal memory or card so that new images can be stored.

If autofocus is not working or the images are blurred, ensure the lens glass is clean and hold the camera steady when taking the shot. Use a tripod to steady the camera when using slow shutter speeds or shooting in low light. Select "macro" mode for close-up shots or any other scene mode for ordinary photos.

If the flash does not operate, ensure the flash unit has popped up, is fully charged and single shot mode is selected. Select a shooting mode that allows flash to be used. If the flash is ineffective, move closer to the subject and ensure the flash is not covered.

It is normal for digital noise, represented by coloured dots, to appear in some circumstances such as using a slow shutter speed in high temperatures. This is not a malfunction.

Intelligent Face Detection only works in certain shooting modes.

Connection Problems

If there is no picture or sound on the TV, ensure the audio-visual cable is correctly connected between camera and TV and the TV's input settings are correct. Set the camera's video output to NTSC. Do not connect the cable during movie playback.

If the computer does not recognise the camera, ensure the USB cable is correctly connected, the camera is powered on and all required driver software is properly installed. Connect the supplied USB cable directly rather than via a hub or extension cable.

When printing to a compatible PictBridge printer, ensure the USB cable is correctly connected and that both the camera and printer are switched on.


Some problems require professional servicing and repair should not be attempted by the user. If the camera has malfunctioned after being dropped or coming into contact with moisture or debris, or if the power cable is damaged, the camera should be sent for repair. If damage is severe, the camera may need to be replaced. Attempting to repair or use a damaged camera carries a risk of electrical shock or fire.

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