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Rowena

X-Pro1 complete lock up

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Hi,

 

I was using my X-Pro1 the other night and it has completely locked up.  I can't shoot, see the screen or use the menu.  I took the battery out....it makes no difference. What do I do?

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I suppose that the only thing left is to send the camera to be serviced, but ask for a quote of the repairs beforehand since the cost of repairing it could easily exceed the value of the camera. The problem with technologically advanced instruments is precisely this. You have advanced features but that comes to the cost of having to accept that there will be equipment failure.

 

Cars, motorbikes, cameras, radios, you name it, once upon a time could work for several decades and millions of activations. You could easily have a local laboratory to repair them. Now? Lots of stuff is unrepairable and if it is it might not be sensible to repair.

 

So you can pick up a camera that is 100 years old, put some film in it and use it. Digital cameras? They will all end up in landfills.

 

Good Luck!

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Did you switch lenses or did you use a recent bought lens? I ask this because there were some people mentioning this in other forums, long ago. When the lens you used has not the latest firmware this might happen. The 60mm was often mentioned in this case. The solution to the problem was to get the latest firmware.

You might also try to start the camera as if there is a new firmware update.

And /or try to start it up without the SD card.

If the camera is really broken you might buy another one for not that much money. I I know because that made me buy an extra one . . .

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There shouldn’t be any firmware incompatibility with a camera body which firmware hasn’t been updated in a very long time and any lens

 

There shouldn't be, but there could be. Fujifilm has, in the past, put out lens firmware updates that bricked the lens when it was updated by cameras that weren't up to the latest firmware. In particular, the 16-55 and 50-140 update to firmware 1.10.

 

Fujifilm updated their instructions for those lens updates with the warning, "The firmware upgrade of the lenses should be conducted after the upgrade of camera's firmware upgrade." Yes, in red.

See:

http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/firmware/lens/xf16-55mm/history.html

http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/firmware/lens/xf50-140mm/history.html

http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/firmware/lens/xf90mm/history.html

 

This doesn't address Rowena's issue, though, because this issue appears as a lens problem, not a camera problem, and only appears when an old camera is used to update the lens.

Edited by Doug Pardee

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I didn't change the lens.  It has always had the 50mm on it.

I bought a new one and it is asking for a hardware update.  I went to the Fuji site and downloaded this on my MAC, but I can't open the DAT file with any programme.  Not doing very well here.

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you don’t need to open the dat file, they are not made to be opened.

 

read the installation procedure again.

 

http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/firmware/procedure_interchangeable.html

 

You just copy the file on a previously formatted SD card.

 

Insert the card and update (READ the procedure please) firmware choosing between body or lens 

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