20 Most Recent Fuji FinePix M603 Digital Camera Questions & Answers


Your camera can't Please don't try to put any SD card in your camera. It will destroy the camera. You camera only accepts xD cards. It is a complete different card size and works different.
There are xD micro drives, but I would not buy them. it is a very small HD and are not made for years. So if you find one, it is likely it is defect.
But if you can find a 1 Gb xD card, you can put lots and lots of pictures on it.


The manual is still online
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http://www.fujifilm.ca/shared/bin/Manual_M603_EN.pdf

Fuji FinePix... | Answered on Feb 12, 2015


If the camera was bought in Japan, you can't. In the rom there is no second language. So if you don't have a manual in the english language, explaining how to change the language. You really can't.

Fuji FinePix... | Answered on Jun 25, 2014


Do you really need a driver?

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries. And you won't need to update a driver when you get a new camera.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo management program such as Picasa ( http://picasa.google.com ).

Fuji FinePix... | Answered on Dec 28, 2013


Hello

Thank you for using FIXYA!!!

This is a suggestion. If you do not feel comfortable trying it, you will need to take the unit to your nearest service centre. Feel free to let me know if you need any assistance.

The problem might be that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.

Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.

Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).

Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.

Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.

Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.

Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair centre for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.

If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.

You can also have a look at THIS link.

Hope the advise is useful. please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance. Also, please be so kind to let me know if you found this helpful.

Regards
Andrea

Fuji FinePix... | Answered on Apr 19, 2011


Hello -- just read your problem - interesting - do you have a multi card reader for the PC ? if so you could check out the card with the PC first. OR -- do you have a printer that can accept 'cards' this would also work from the PC also.
(This is how I download RAW format from my FinePix onto the PC)
I assuming you have entered a Card into the M603 before and other cards worked ? and it's just this 8GB card that won't.
Last resort if you can't get hold of a multi card reader is to take the card in a Photo Shop as if to print some pictures and see what their machine says when you insert your card.
It may ask you - Should I formatt the card -- say YES. Or if it says card error than just suspect the card , it may be faulty. -- Ray

Fuji FinePix... | Answered on Mar 04, 2011


You need to load drivers from CD that came w/camera.

Fuji FinePix... | Answered on Mar 01, 2011


I would say your battery is dead and unable to hold a charge. Unfortunately, you may need to buy a new battery or buy a new camera.

Fuji FinePix... | Answered on Jan 05, 2011


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera


This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some common error messages that might show up on the LCD's of cameras with this problem include "E18 lens error", or "lens error, restart camera". Some cameras might show nothing at all, but merely make a beeping noise as the lens goes out, then in, then the camera shuts off. Sometimes the lens won't even move.

The problem is actually quite common throughout all camera brands. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended. Believe it or not, one BIG contributor to lens errors is using a camera case. Sand, gunk, case fibers, etc... accumulate at the bottom of the case. These materials love to cling to the camera by electrostatic build-up from the camera rubbing against the side of the case (especially those cases with soft fibrous intreriors). Once these materials work their way into the lens mechanism, that's all she wrote. I have many cameras, and NEVER use a case for this very reason.

A camera owner that suffers this problem may have no recourse for having the camera repaired. Many camera makers will not honor repairing this problem under warranty as they claim it is due to impact damage to the camera, or sand or debris getting into the lens gearing mechanism (neither of which is covered under warranty). The quoted repair cost is usually close to or more than what the camera is actually worth.

Fortunately, about half the cameras that suffer this failure can easily be fixed by one of the following methods. None of these methods involve opening the camera, although some have potential to cause other damage to the camera if excessively done. If the camera is still under warranty, before trying any of these, please please first contact your camera's maker to see if they'll cover the repair, or to determine how much they'll charge for the repair. Who knows, you might get lucky. But if they quote you a number that's higher than the value of your camera, you may want to consider the following methods.

The methods are listed in the order of risk of damaging your camera. Thus make sure you try them in the listed order. And remember, these fixes (especially #6 and 7) should only be considered for a camera that's out of warranty, who's cost of repair would be excessive, and would otherwise be considered for disposal if unrepaired:

Fix #1: Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button while turning the camera on.

Fix #2: Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install new batteries, and turn on the camera. If you get an Error E30, it means you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory card and turn it on one last time.

Fix #3: Insert the cameras Audio/Video (AV) cable, and turn the camera on. Inserting this cable ensures that the camera's LCD screen remains off during the start process. Thus extra battery power is available to the camera's lens motor during startup. This extra power can be useful in overcoming grit or sand particals that may be jamming the lens. If the AV cable doesn't fix the lens error by itself, consider keeping this cable installed while trying fixes 4, 5, and 7 as a means to provide extra help to these fixes. But note that I DON'T recommend keeping the cable installed during Fix 6 as you may damage the AV port while tapping the camera. Reinsert the cable only AFTER tapping the camera.

Fix #4: Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots.

Fix #5: Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in "no heat" setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one).

Now we're entering into the realm of potentially damaging your camera in conducting the fix. There is definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the following two fixes.

Fix #6: Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Other variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of your hand. A lot of people have reported success with this method. HOWEVER, there is also some potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens.

Fix #7: Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with this method than with any of the other methods. HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for damaging your camera by using this method. Variations include gently pulling, rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the power button. Attempt to gently straighten or align the barrel if it's crooked or twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the lens barrel, and then pushing on the side of the lens barrel that has the largest gap (note pushing the lens barrel all the way in is NOT recommended as it may become stuck there). While doing any of the above, listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins may have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click, immediately stop and try the camera.

Fuji FinePix... | Answered on Oct 28, 2010


I searched fujifilm.com and the m603 was not listed on the U.S. site.

Fuji FinePix... | Answered on Jul 23, 2010


On the right side of the camera there is a button with a flash symbol next to it. Push this and watch on the screen what icon you have. Push enough times to make the "crossed flash" icon appear.

Fuji FinePix... | Answered on Oct 19, 2008


There is a limitation with this camera and the size of memory cards it can handle. Larger cards than 1GB, are not recognized properly. You can however use larger cards if you format the card in the camera using the USB cable connected to your PC. Just connect the camera to your PC. In windows explorer select the camera drive, right-click and select "format". I have used this to get a 2GB card working with my 603. Beware that files larger than 1GB can not be stored on the card. I once had been recording a video at concert for about 30 minutes with the 2GB card installed (the camera got really hot during this shooting!). When hitting the record button again to save this giant clip, I got an error message "write error" I was a sad puppy that night.

Fuji FinePix... | Answered on Oct 17, 2008


1. Try using batteries that are charged in a "different" charger.  Rechargeable batteries designed for cameras are interchangeable as long as they are the same "type" (ie. AA, AAA,etc)

2. I suspect it is the "charger" that is not working correctly.  Take it back if its covered under warentee.

3. If it isn't under warentee buy a new charger or buy re-chargeable batteries with a "high" power rating 1800 Ah plus that come with a charger.

4. If all this fails then you need to go back for replacement or repair depending on your warentee situation.  But try the number one first.

Fuji FinePix... | Answered on Oct 31, 2007


This is a sign of age. A loose connector perhaps on the screen. If it still taking good pictures then live with it. You could try a repair shop- but the likely cost will be well on the way to its replacements price I would think.

Fuji FinePix... | Answered on May 31, 2007


About the HS10 autofocus problem, I discovered the cause and solution. It is a problem of camera design, and is caused by three screws securing the CCD sensor. These screws are not properly secured and the vibration eventually dropping.
In two cameras with the same defect, the screws were loose. These screws adjust the sensor position relative to the lens and the sensor is loose when out of position not allowing proper focus.
The solution is to disassemble the camera and secure the screws.
These screws can not be too tight they need to be adjusted to position the CCD sensor correctly. The camera is difficult to dismantle because several wires are soldered.
Care must be taken to discharge the capacitor of the flash, this may cause an electric shock and burn the camera board.
Those who want to try the repair, follow the link to the service manual.
http://elektrotanya.com/fujifilm_finepix_hs10_hs11_sm.pdf/download.html
Milton Maenishi

Fuji FinePix... | Answered on Jan 05, 2019


Many occasions LCD on camera display never fails but back light fails unless physical damage to LCD screen. Hold a torch to display when camera is on you will see faint(black and white) image means LCD is ok but back light is failed, it's replaceable but needs little skill to replace. Or replace full Screen with backlight. This is easy. Just remove back cover, remove display by loosening flex lock, put back new display carefully lock it holding flex with one finger. Please do not touch display flex contacts.

Fuji FinePix... | Answered on Dec 21, 2018

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