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X100 locking up

Discussion in 'Fuji X100 Forum' started by petemasty, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. petemasty

    petemasty SC Regular

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    May 24, 2011
    wiltshire, UK
    Well, for the first time my X100 has completely locked up. It's the latest firmware (1.13), and only about 1000 shutter actuations (so surely cant be SAB). Was shooting in AF-C, pressed AEL/AFL button, took a shot. Waited for the OVF hybrid screen to come back again after the preview, took another, then another and then; LOCK UP. Switched it off but still had the OVf hybrid screen showing. Replaced the battery which helped, but again after a few more shots it happened again.

    anyone else experienced this? It's off back to Fuji now, but would be interested in others experience of this. I understand from previous thread son other forums/forae/fora, the latest firmware upgrade solved this.

    for what its worth, i use an extreme pro SD card, so it aint the write speed surely.
     
  2. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    No such problems with my X100.

    However, my M9 was locking up when using the SanDisk Extreme Pro 8GB.
     
  3. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Nope, not since the very first days with the first firmware did I ever have it lock up, and only once or twice back then. There were a couple of weird combinations of actions that were known to cause lockups, but they were basically fixed with the first firmware update. The only thing that can still seem like a lockup is if you're uploading from a card to an ipad, Apple writes some type of file onto the card such that it takes about a month to start-up again, while the camera tries (I guess) to figure out what that foreign object is on the card. But it eventually starts and then you format the card and then you're fine until the next time you upload to the ipad. That doesn't sound like what's happening with you. Yours sounds like the types of lockups that were known to happen in the earliest days of the camera, but they generally cleared up once you popped the battery out. If yours continues to happen, it sounds like it renders the camera more or less unusable. I'd call Fuji...

    -Ray
     
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  4. petemasty

    petemasty SC Regular

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    May 24, 2011
    wiltshire, UK
    Spoke with Fuji this afternoon. It's being sent back to them for checking. I can only assume its a software glitch that they can easily fix. Never had any other problems with previous firmware updates. We shall see what the outcome is. Got back hom efrom work to find the battery completely drained. so removed the battery recharged it, the camera started again fine, took a few shots, now it's locked back up again. Hey ho.
     
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  5. petemasty

    petemasty SC Regular

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    May 24, 2011
    wiltshire, UK
    FYI. Fuji have replaced the main board and are sending it back.
     
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  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    glad to hear you'll soon be backing shooting again
     
  7. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Let's know how it turned out Pete.
     
  8. petemasty

    petemasty SC Regular

    90
    May 24, 2011
    wiltshire, UK
    I now have it back. The problem has gone away, so am happy. and then top it all i find out that the firmware has been updates to 1.2 (though still 1.13 on my unit). so I'll be downloading that this evening before I venture off to cricket practice.
     
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  9. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Hey Pete. Glad they fixed it!! Take some photos of the cricket practice and post them!
     
  10. petemasty

    petemasty SC Regular

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    May 24, 2011
    wiltshire, UK
    i would do Armanius, but it isnt a pretty sight. all those middle aged men pretending to be Ian Botham (possibly lost on those not within the Commonwealth).
     
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  11. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    LOL! If I only even knew who he is!! So I'm one of those totally lost! :)
     
  12. petemasty

    petemasty SC Regular

    90
    May 24, 2011
    wiltshire, UK
    Armanius. I'll educate you then. Go to Google and put in Botham's Ashes. It's a cricket series every true Englishman remembers and every true Australian wants to forget.