Screen reads " lens blockage" error when I turn the camera on
I have a barely used finepix s9450w and recently I went to turn it on and the screen read, LENS BLOCKAGE Please remove lens cap or restart the camera every time Itry to take a photo.
I did these things and also installed fresh batteries and still get the same message when I go to take a photo.
All the manual says is to contact FUJIFILM if the problem persists .
Any thoughts on what I can or should do? I know a service charge usually starts at about $200 for a repair but the camera was only like $350 new.
Thank you for your time,Al