Fuji S5000 power unit problems
I sent in my Fuji S5000 for repairs after the electonics ceased functioning after plugging in the USB cable to download to my computer. I heard a "pop" and smelled a lovely hot odor. Now the authorized Fuji repair service tells me the whole power unit needs to be replaced; the housing may need to be replaced, possibly another "board", so they suggest sending it back to the factory. The camera never got wet, wasn't dropped, no possible cause. Out of the 1 yr. warranty by only 4 months. Has anyone else had problems like this? Should I go head to head with Fuji? The repair may be almost as expensive as buying a new camera. Thanks for your thoughts.