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I have a finepix XP 70 and it won't switch on, I have tried

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Hi
I have a finepix XP 70 and it won't switch on, I have tried new battery- no response.
Can you help?
Thanks
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Digital Cameras
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 7 months ago.

Hi Shelagh. Welcome to justanswer.

Try cleaning the contacts of the battery contacts in the camera and then put the batteries and check.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Done this already- no change
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 7 months ago.

Then most probably the problem is in the power circuitry. The battery is not able to make contacts and due to which no power is being supplied to the camera to operate. There maybe a transistor at fault. The camera will need to be dissembled and the faulty components will require replacement. The repair will cost you not more than £20. If it is under warranty then you can take it to Fuji. Else any local repair center will easily repair it.

Do you have any other query?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Why would this happen?
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 7 months ago.

This can happen due to various reasons. Every component has certain age or there can be a defective component which after some time stops working. How old is your camera? And did you keep it unused for sometime?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
It's about 4 yrs old- used for holidays not every day.
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 7 months ago.

Then maybe due to less use, the contacts inside the camera may have rusted. Or due to ageing the any of the component has gone bad. To confirm the fault, the camera dissembling is required so that the exact fault can be detected.

When you put in the battery and turn on the camera, do you see any led glowing?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
No - dead as the proverbial...
So I guess I'll have to go to the shop- can't see them sorting it for £20 though.
Thanks anyway
Shelagh
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 7 months ago.

Yes and the repair will cost you around £20 excluding the technician's services charges.

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
it's probably a good bit more than £20, not exactly the outcome I had hoped for I thought I would get a solution.
Expert:  nathan_mills replied 7 months ago.

If the problem was something else I could have solved the issue but since in this specific problem the fault is inside the camera which requires dissembling the camera

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