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#1 kevin n

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 05:58 PM

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greetings.  i am missing 3 of the 4 tiny screws that keep the tripod mount bracket from moving.  bought the camera used.  

 

i contacted Fuji service center in NJ and the service agent told me that i need to send the camera in.  the camera is not under warranty and i just want to buy the screws.  service agent told me, "NO, I need to send the camera in..."  long silence as i tried to understand his suffering... is there anywhere else i can buy these screws?  service agent told me to try B&H.  i told him thank you and good bye!

 

question: what size screws are used to hold the tripod mount.  I googled and found one forum entry that may be a start M1.6 2mm.  what type of head is the screw: wafer head?  http://www.metricscr...Path=98_290_291

 

just reaching out to see if anyone else has gone down this road.  

 

thanks and happy shooting.


Edited by kevin n, 07 January 2017 - 09:48 AM.


#2 addicted2light

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 09:37 AM

Hi, 

 

probably the fastest and cheapest solution, assuming you can find one in your area, is going to a clock repairman.

 

They usually have all kinds of super small screws, and bringing your camera with you (or as a last ditch effort removing the last screw from your camera and measuring it) they will be able to determine which size and pitch you need, and sell to you the 3 missing screws.

 

Best luck with this, and I agree: having to send a camera in for a repair like this one is simply ridiculous...


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#3 milandro

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 01:14 PM

there is a thread already about people missing screws, you can replace them yourself or order them, I they get unscrewed I don’t know.

 

http://www.fuji-x-fo...ew-disappeared/

 

 


Hi guys,

 

 

So I followed Milandro advise and fulfilled the Fujifilm HQ contact form. And this morning I had a nice news from the Switzerland team and they manage the repair of the lost screws for free !

 

So finally a good news, but I have to wait 2 more weeks to get ma camera back.

 

So don't be afraid to contact Tokyo if you're not happy with your local repair handling :-)

 

 

Thank you Milandro :-)

 

 


Edited by milandro, 16 December 2016 - 01:16 PM.

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#4 kevin n

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 09:47 AM

after some further research and taking a leap of faith i ordered a bag of 50 mini screws in the following size from eBay.  items were shipped from china.  cost of 50 screws $2.90 USD.  shipping was $1.50.  price per screw was $0.09!!!!!!!!

 

in case other's find themselves in my situation (missing screws AND unhelpful fuji customer service), i hope you find my experience helpful.

 

thank you and happy shooting.

 

M1.6 x 2mm Phillips Flat Head Screw Nickel Plated

 

 

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#5 cprevost

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 10:54 PM

Do those sit flush to the camera body?



#6 kevin n

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 03:49 PM

yes.  they sit flush.  the top is flat.





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