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  • 6 months later...

Not to add fuel to the fire but...

I never had that issue with the X10 but it has happened with my X20. In fact it gave me that error on the very first power up of the camera when I got it a couple of months ago. I took out the battery, replaced and it was fine. It happened on more time a couple weeks later but went away with the same procedure. 1500+ shots later and it has been fine. In hindsight, I probably should have exchanged the unit immediately but having been in technology (CE specific) world for over a decade, I know electronics can be quirky especially the more niche and high-end items. I suppose if it happens again, I'll video document it and send it in to Edison...tho I'll probably call my local camera shop first and see if they'll swap it for me.

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Experienced the "focus error" message recently. Per the manual's instructions, I contacted the U.S. Fuji service center via phone/email, sent the camera in, and today, less than 10 days later, I received it with a new lens assembly.

I was very pleased with the professionalism and promptness of their service.

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I have the same problem. I bought the camera via Amazon (Warehouse deals) and the camera just doesn’t work and gives always the error massage "Fokusfehler" (focus error) no matter if I start in MF/AF … when I understood the forum information correctly the lens is broken and I have to send it back to Amazon. Or is there any other solution?

I have no memory card inside which could be changed …

I also tried to fix it by removing the battery, the problem stays …

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If you have no memory card inside it could be a case of the camera internal memory being full. The internal memory is very small and will only hold a couple of images and Fujis message translations into languages other than English are sometimes a little strange.

You do get a warning message on start up if the internal memory is full and there is no card fitted.

Maybe set the camera to English and see what the message reads.

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I've always had a bit of trouble with focus on my X10, but now it comes up with "FOCUS ERROR" every time. I tried the other suggestions from this list, then I tried resetting. Resetting made the camera completely unusable even in manual focus. It's out of warranty. Cost me $600 and is a thing of beauty. I love the package, but operationally it has been a disappointing experience. Sounds like your mileage may vary with this camera. I can't afford another.

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Have the same issue with X30. Fuji is really good in keeping their traditions :) . I'm on vacation on a Greek island now, so this is really not cool, but thanks god I have Canon film camera (extremely reliable) and smartphone with me. Besides, I've dissapointed in X30 mouths before because of colors and general quality of photos.

I'll try to keep camera without battery for a 24 hours. It helped once before when I had some other error message. Other methods in this topic don't work for me.

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Just a reply to on old topic, but it might help to try this:
 

Take out the battery when the camera is on. Put it in again when camera lens is open (turned on) Close the lid and twist the camera off-on. I got the message that no memory card was in. Turned off, put card in and turned it on again

No focus error anymore

 

(I did this a few minutes ago, just after returning from our holiday in France where I had to buy a new camera. (small cheap sony 100EUR, quality not nearly as good as the fuji) I had the focus error a few times in the past, disapearing after a few tries, but the first time I wanted to use the camera on our trip, it died on me. 100 times focus error. So I went to the nearest supermarket and bought me another one.)

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So I know this is a very old thread, but I have been experiencing this "focus error" issue with my x30 and having read the threads on various forums had pretty much given up hope.

However!  I tried something out which seems to have worked...

I had tried removing the battery for extended periods and found that the first time I turned on the camera it was fine, then the error returned.

I decided that, if I was going to consign my x30 to the rubbish dump, I should make sure I took all of my photos off of it.  For no particular reason I decided to first remove the SD card and see if I had any on the internal memory, and when I turned the camera on it worked perfectly.  I tried inserting the SD card and when I turned the camera on the error was back.  I repeated this a few times with the same results every time.

Having downloaded the pics from internal memory, I inserted the card (error message again) and started downloading its contents - I selected as usual the option on my laptop to erase the disk contents as I downloaded them, and every time that I did so I found that the camera showed a load of new frames on the SD card which had not been visible before.  It was as though the shots had become "layered" on the SD card.

It took three attempts to download everything from the card - I found pics going back several holidays that I had forgotten about.  Once the card and internal memory were both empty, I formatted the disk, reset the camera settings to default via the internal settings menu, turned it off and on again and it is now working absolutely perfectly.

I have had a few very satisfying trips out with my beloved x30 and can say that it is showing no signs of any problems.  I'm hoping that I can avoid the issue recurring by just downloading pics in good time and not leaving them on the SD card for so long.

I'm no expert, but it seems as though the memory card had become partially corrupted in some way and was interfering with the camera's OS.  Does this sound likely to anyone with a bit of knowledge on the subject?

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