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I have a fujifilm finepix s2000 camera, shuts off or informs

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I have a fujifilm finepix s2000 camera, shuts off or informs me that it has a zoom error, doesn't get anything on the screen
JA: What's the exact make and model of the camera? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: It is a Fujifilm. model finepix s2000 HD digital camera
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: I relaced with new batteries, other than that, nothing else, just played around with it.
JA: The camera expert can solve this for you. Anything else you want him to know before I connect you two?
Customer: I was planning to take it to a camera repair in our town, however, I was hoping it was something minor that I'm not doing right.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Louie replied 1 year ago.

Hi and welcome to JustAnswer,

Thank you for the question and your patience. Should you still need assistance for information purposes only...

Initially, the described symptom almost always point to the fine gears of the zoom/lens jammed or even possibly caused by sand, dirt or any foreign matter.

The prescribed fix is to open up the zoom/lens mechanism, clean, re-lubricate and re-assemble. All to be done in a sterile room.

A workaround is to hopefully draw out these possible dirt/sand. Consider placing an active vacuum hose over the zoom/lens while turning the camera On/Off a couple of times. A funnel of sorts may have to be improvised to fit the vacuum hose over.

Please post back how things turned up and/or should additional information be needed.