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My fuji finepix s100fx is stuck on manual focus I have turned

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My fuji finepix s100fx is stuck on manual focus I have turned the little button on the side but nothing happens can you help
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Digital Cameras
Expert:  hsroy79 replied 3 years ago.
I am Himadri..
1. Remove the battery, lens, and memory card from the camera.
2. Let the camera sit with the battery, lens, and memory card removed
for approximately 20 minutes.
4. Re install the battery and power on the camera and let me know the result...
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Hi the lens doesn't come off
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Hi done what you suggested but the lend doesn't come off - still same
Expert:  hsroy79 replied 3 years ago.
Unfortunately what you have described indicates that the problem seems to be with your camera lens that's why you are facing this type of problem..
Dose your camera under warranty ?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
It is a fixed lens digital camera so is not made for the lens to come off
Expert:  hsroy79 replied 3 years ago.
Sorry for the inconvenience..
I am opening the question for other expert ..
Expert:  carlday1 replied 3 years ago.
My name is ***** ***** I will help with your question.
Many Camera faults are caused by dust and grit getting into the lens workings and stopping it coming out or stopping sensors working out where the lens is.
Sometimes tapping the camera into your hand when turning the camera on or off can help with freeing stuck lenses.
If you have access to some air in a can or air compressor you could try gently blowing some air around the lens to see if that will help.
There is some good information here on camera repair.
If you need a camera repairer this company seems to repair most cameras.
I would also suggest a trying a small amount of switch cleaner or alcohol on the af/mf switch in case it is dirty contacts, I myself would use IPA on a cotton bud and just allow a drop of it onto the switch then I would operate the switch to see if that helps.