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Category: Camera and Video
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Experience:  Over 16 years of experience installing and repairing electronics.
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Camera will not focus. tries. I can hear clicking. finepix

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camera will not focus. tries. I can hear clicking.
JA: What's the exact make and model of the camera? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: finepix s7000
JA: What happened right before this popped up? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: I haven't tried anything except new batteries and cleaning focus window
JA: Anything else you want the camera expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: no

Hi, I'm Pete. Welcome to JustAnswer! I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Approximately how old is the camera?

Has the camera suffered any kind of damage?

Does it turn on? Can you review previous photos on it?

Can you take out of focus photos on it?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
11 yrs old no damage cant view pictures
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I can
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I can see old pictures from the card the camera was never damaged
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
what I see is all distorted scrambled both thru view finder and screen
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I can take out of focus pictures
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I am waiting

When you take an out of focus picture, does it also appear distorted and scrambled when you play it back?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I will say once again. I do not know a lot about texting. Use this page. I am also on a very fixed income and cannot afford the cost of texting. At 73 I just need no know if I should throw it out?
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Well Pete I need to know if you are still around.

Yes, I have just been checking the repair costs and they are quite expensive - given the age of the camera you would be better off investing the money in a new camera than attempting to have this one repaired.

Pete.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thanks for the help. It was a good camera. I will shop for a replacement. Thanks for your help.

You are welcome :)
Have a great day!
Pete.

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