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Fujifilm 10x finepix starting sparking OCCASIONALLY about two weeks ago. This morning TWICE.

Technician's Assistant: How old is your 10X?

About 18 months

Technician's Assistant: What have you tried so far with your 10X?

The first couple of times it sparked I had been removing or replacing either the battery or the SD card. This time this morning I had already closed it up, and it sparked two times, about 10 seconds apart.

Technician's Assistant: Anything else you want the camera expert to know before I connect you?

Battery is OEM; recharger is OEM; I bought it months ago on Woot/Amazon. No problems until now. I am reluctant to throw it away....but it does scare me. Appears to be a static electricity spark.....but I am afraid!!! No heat, no smell of anything hot.

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Sparking is not a good sign. Eventually your camera will fail, if only from repeated shocks, quite literally, if the sparks get into, or induce electricity in, the critical control circuitry.

But where do the sparks appear? in the SD card slot? in the battery compartment? or in the flash only?

If the sparks appear in the case, when you're touching the case, then consider whether you are wearing woolen clothes at the time, or any sort of woven sweater. That can induce static discharge, which also damages electronics sooner or later. 'Touching metal' - of some sort other than the camera - before handling electronic equipment, can help prevent this.

And, if you are sitting on a glass sheet, or the camera is on a glass-topped table, that can also induce static electric shocks.

Let me know, and I will advise you further as appropriate.

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