Fujifilm: Help My Camera Is Not Working Anymore

The other day, my Fujifilm X-H2s went dead. Almost nothing worked. I could turn the camera on and off and that’s it.

  • No shutter button.
  • No AF.
  • No D-PAD.
  • None of the function buttons worked.

Was it dead? Did I need to send it back for repair?

No, it turned out that I locked the camera. No indication anywhere on the screen or on the top panel that the camera is locked.

How did I lock my Fujifilm X-H2s?

Somehow, I pressed the OK/Menu button for 3 seconds. Either it was:

  1. When I was putting the camera back into my bag.
  2. When I was taking the camera out of my bag.
  3. When I was using the viewfinder with the palm of my right hand pressing (inadvertently) on the OK/Menu button.

How did I unlock my Fujifilm X-H2s?

After sone research, I pressed on the OK/Menu button for 3 seconds and PRESTO the camera was unlocked.

BTW, this also applies to the X-T3, X-T4, X-T5, the X-H2, X-H2S and may also apply to the others like the X-T20, X-T30, the X-S10 and the X-S20.


Locking the Fujifilm cameras by pressing the OK/Menu button will display a quick message on the LCD panel for a couple of seconds and that’s the only indication that the camera is locked.