X100 Slow startup

Discussion in 'Site Information, Help, and Feedback' started by Iansky, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. Iansky

    Iansky FujiXspot Top Veteran

    Feb 1, 2013
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Ian Lloyd-Grahm
    I have had my X100 for just over a year now and noticed recently that when turning it on it has often not started so I have had to switch to off again then back on and wait for a while to get it to tun on.

    The battery is fully charged (have also tried other batteries) and the problem doe still happen on an intermittent basis.

    Has anyone else experienced this and if so what have they done (I am waiting to hear from Fuji but feel sure they will tell me to send it back).
  2. crsnydertx

    crsnydertx FujiXspot Regular Subscribing Member

    Feb 4, 2013
    Houston, TX
    Are you transferring photos from your SD card to an iPad or iMac? There's a known issue with that process.
  3. spinyman

    spinyman FujiXspot Veteran

    Feb 13, 2013
    Valley Center,CA.
    I'm sorry to hear that Ian.I hope it's an easy fix because I really look forward to your posts.I haven't had that problem, maybe I'd better put mine up for sale before I have issues.Time is getting short for the new shipment.
  4. porchard

    porchard FujiXspot Regular

    Feb 3, 2013
    Devon, UK
    I agree with crsnydertx - this sounds like the problem of system files being saved to your SD card when connected to a Mac. The problem is usually solved either by:

    a) setting the tab on your SD card to the locked position before connecting to the Mac (don't forget to revert to the unlocked setting afterwards!)
    b) re-formatting the SD card in the camera after it has been connected to a Mac​

    Hope this helps.
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  5. Iansky

    Iansky FujiXspot Top Veteran

    Feb 1, 2013
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Ian Lloyd-Grahm
    Hi All,

    Thanks for the feedback.

    I do put my SD card in my Mac to transfer images via Lightroom, I then put the card back in the camera and reformat it in camera before shooting more images sometimes this works others not.

    I just hope it is down to SD card and Apple rather than the camera itself - thank you all so much for that valuable info though.
  6. nippa

    nippa FujiXspot Regular

    Feb 26, 2013
    Cheshire UK

    You could try reformatting with the software above to see if it makes a difference although I would have expected a camera format to do exactly the same.
    I've read that it may help to run the camera format on the internal memory ( ie with no sd card in ) although you may need to select jpeg and not RAW to do it.
  7. Iansky

    Iansky FujiXspot Top Veteran

    Feb 1, 2013
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Ian Lloyd-Grahm
    Thanks Dennis,

    I will try what you have suggested and hope it works - don't want to have to send it back to Fuji as I use it every weekend.