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Bought my X-Pro 3 from B & H last November (2019). I haven't even taken it out from the house all this time, so no photo shoots. I rarely power it up. Still on the 1st battery, but a couple weeks ago, I powered it on just to check the status, and it flashed low battery icon, then shut off by itself. I plugged it in last night to charge (odd, that the charge light is green? Thought it would be red until completely charged). Today, the camera wont power on. I tried the trick where you remove the battery while the power switch is on, then put the battery back in, but no luck there. Dead circuit board? How does a camera crap out when it is never used? Does anyone have any suggestions, other than shipping it in? Do battery chargers work better than the USB cable route? - Thanks.
Hi All, I have an X-T10 that stopped dead last week seemingly out of the blue. Went through all the basics... battery charged, repeatedly trying off/on, connecting to Laptop via USB, W/wo lens, w/wo SD card... no sign of life whatsoever. Upon careful examination, I could hear something loose inside. Removed the battery, SD card, and lens and capped it, and proceeded to disassemble it following a youtube video I found of somebody fixing a broken playback button. Anyhow, with the bottom and back off, out rolls a maybe 7mm long silver screw. I am an electrical engineer and tinkerer by trade, so I began tracing power and noted that the fuse on the main board was blown open, my guess being that screw crossed power supply components on the main board to blow it. Still working through disassembling further to try to figure out where the loose screw belongs. Jumpered out the fuse and see power rails come up on the main board, though not sure yet if there is other damage. Anyhow, long background to a few questions: Have many others seen similar sudden deaths with their X-series cameras? I invested in a few lenses and hoped the body would go more than a few years without serious heartache. Does anyone know of a source for an electrical schematic, service manual, or parts list for the X-T10. Does anyone know of a source for parts for out of warranty FujiFilm Cameras, other than looking for a broken donor body on Ebay? I see some parts (circuit boards, components, etc) online shipping from China, but not sure of their original source or for the money if I'd trust them. Addition 3 days later: The loose screw was from up in the top securing the eyelet that the strap attaches to on the shutter side. It must have shorted some components and done some damage while loose because even with the fuse replaced , the camera is not right. Powers on with a blank screen, and after pushing buttons it seemingly randomly will come to a screen as if taking a picture, but solid white (even with lens cap on). Can get into menus and change them, and can playback shots on the SD card, but cannot take a pciture or see anything but white. Tried re-writing the firmware to it as a last ditch effort, with no improvement. Thinking it's toast at a level beyond my repair capabilities at this point. Sad to think that for a drop or two of thread lock on that screw at the factory, this failure could have been avoided. Final notes: Found 2 other fuses on the back side of the main board, and one was also blown. Replaced it (as well as the main one on the top side) and my camera is alive again!!