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    Does Fuji Still Service GA645's?

    Hello All,

    I just bought a used GA645 and I notice that the mode dial is acting a bit weird. As I flip through the apertures (in Av mode) I see that sometimes, not all the times, they pass by in the wrong order.

    Example: I can go from f/4, to f/5.6, to f/8, to f11 and then right to f/4.8, then f/16, f22, f5.6.

    It just seems weird that the apertures flip around like crazy. I cannot select them as I desire, except by just flipping and flipping until I hit the right one.

    I think the contact point on the dial might be dirty or something.

    Does Fujifilm still service this camera?

    I can go back to the seller and try to get them to repair it, but I'm in China and I have NO idea what their skills are. The camera is in fantastic shape and I'd rather Fujifilm fixed the camera if that is all it takes to get things right.

    Or, might this be some fatal flaw?

    Please let me know what you think!!

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobD View Post
    I would, but they are closed today. I'm in China and it is Saturday night here. I was wondering if anyone knew so that I didnt have to wait until Monday morning for the answer.

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    I think this is a common problem. Mine did that,but it was never fatal. Sometimes it would take several clicks to get from f4 to f16, but it eventually gets there.

    Let us know what you hear from Fuji.

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    Awesome camera!

    Don't despair!

    Frank Marshman of Camera Wiz does this simple repair. In fact he just got mine yesterday for this exact fix.

    Here's his info:

    (540) 867-9671

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    Quote Originally Posted by rich815 View Post
    Awesome camera!

    Don't despair!

    Frank Marshman of Camera Wiz does this simple repair. In fact he just got mine yesterday for this exact fix.

    Here's his info:

    (540) 867-9671

    1495 Needmore Lane
    Harrisonburg‎ VA‎ 22802
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    Thanks very much. I live in China but visit the US (home) once a year. What is his diagnosis for this problem? Dirty contacts? Does the camera just need a cleaning or does a part need replacing?

    Good to hear this is a simply issue and not something fatal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drumlin View Post
    I think this is a common problem. Mine did that,but it was never fatal. Sometimes it would take several clicks to get from f4 to f16, but it eventually gets there.

    Let us know what you hear from Fuji.

    Yes, this problem seems very workable in that I can always get the aperture that I want eventually. I worry more about it getting worse and the camera stops working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RattyMouse View Post
    Yes, this problem seems very workable in that I can always get the aperture that I want eventually. I worry more about it getting worse and the camera stops working.
    Crikey, Ratty, take it back if possible. If a fix is doubtful locally, I'd definitely see if Fuji HK can service it:

    http://www.fujifilm.com.hk/downloadandsupport/

    Should've bought that GF 670...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CGW View Post
    Crikey, Ratty, take it back if possible. If a fix is doubtful locally, I'd definitely see if Fuji HK can service it:

    http://www.fujifilm.com.hk/downloadandsupport/

    Should've bought that GF 670...
    You dont understand the stores here in mainland China (not hong kong). taking things back is nearly impossible. If this is a small repair, then I am still well ahead.

    The GF670 was $1200 more than what I paid for this GA645.

    Other than a bad knob, this camera looks *brand new!*.

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    Dirty contacts.

    Where do you live? I lived in Kunming for a couple of years and then Beijing for 3 years back in the late 90's.
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