Why wont my fujifilm camera take pictures?
I have the fujifilm discovery s700 zoom date or the fujifilm zoom date 70 and i just loaded film into it but it wont take a picture. There is just this shape flashing on the screen but the film is good. The battery is charged and the film is loaded correctly. This happens every-time I load film into it
- John PLv 73 weeks ago
Have you had the film processed and printed after you have got to the end of the film and rewound the film into the cassette according to the instructions which come with the camera? If you are uncertain how to do all of that, take the camera into a camera store and ask. With a camera which uses film there is very little indication that a photo has been taken, apart from a slight buzzing noise and the fact that the counter moves from 1 to 2, then from 2 to 3, etc.
- 1 month ago
- AVDADDYLv 71 month ago
Because you haven't read the manual, and therefore you don't know what you're doing.
- FrankLv 71 month ago
What shape is flashing? Have you downloaded and read the manual?
The shape is likely an icon that looks like a roll of film. This tells you that the film is not loaded correctly. When the film is not loaded properly, the camera will flash the film icon, a "1" will NOT be shown in the LCD nor will the number advance to 2 after pressing the shutter button, and the camera won't take a photo since the film wasn't loaded correctly.
Now, this could be a result of a broken camera where even when properly loaded, but the camera falsely thinks that it is not.
When loading film into a camera like this, bring the tip of the film to the indicator which is usually a red dot. Going even a little bit beyond that dot/indicator will cause the film to not be loaded correctly. This is a very, very common problem with users who want to ensure that the film loads correctly so they extend the film leader too far which will always cause problems.
Open the camera and reload the film with the tip of the lead no further than the point indicated by the camera or its manual.
If that doesn't work, then the camera is broken and should be sent to an e-waste recycling center.
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- IridflareLv 71 month ago
"There is just this shape flashing on the screen"
What does it look like?
- keerokLv 71 month ago
Ordinary batteries won't do. Use at least alkaline. The best is disposable Energizer Lithium. To test if the camera actually works, use new/fresh batteries.
Film should at least be ASA/ISO 200. To be safe, use ASA/ISO 400. Don't go over ASA/ISO 800 unless the manual says it's okay. If film is automatically loaded then keep trying.
There is a hook that must catch the first (or second or third) hole on the film. If the camera allows it, press the shutter release button while the door is still open just to visually verify that the film indeed goes into the take up spool. You may lose 1-2 frames but at least you know the rest will go through. Close the door when you're sure the film is already loaded correctly.
If the camera does not work with the door open, then there must be a sensor somewhere around the latch that you can activate (pull, push,raise, lower, whatever) to trick the camera into thinking the door is actually closed.
Putting film in with automatically loading cameras is trickier than manual loading ones in my experience but there is always some way to make it work even if you have to fold the corner of the film leader, hook to the next hole instead of the recommended one, push the film further into the spool to make sure it bites, or even cut the film leader out and make a new end if it keeps turning away from the hooks or gears.
If despite following the manual and what I've mentioned here, the camera still fails, then there's no use fighting it. Time to buy a new camera. May I suggest you go digital already?
- spacemissingLv 71 month ago
A local camera shop should be able to help you figure out what is going on.
- MarvinatorLv 72 months ago
Wait, you're thinking this is an instant picture camera? This type of camera is a FILM camera. You take the pictures, advancing the film (most likely automatically with this camera) and then when you are done, you SEND the film to a lab for processing.
You are then sent back a set of negatives and prints of your pictures.