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select manual icon of the dial,then flash will not give u trouble.if u use auto,program,etc auto system makes flash pop up.

Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on Mar 25, 2010


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on Mar 06, 2010 | Olympus EVOLT E-500 Digital Camera

It's either the charging circuit, the capacitor or the flash tube, but unless your camera is still under the Olympus two year worldwide warranty (if purchased from an authorised Olympus Dealer within Europe, proof of purchase required) then you'll have to either send the camera to Olympus for a repair estimate (this costs £15 if you choose to have the camera returned unrepaired) or take it to an independent camera repairer for diagnosis.

The above links/prices are for the UK but should help you navigate to your own country if different.

Alternatively, don't bother with the repair of the pathetically weedy onboard flash and invest the money on a proper external flash instead. You don't have to buy the overpriced Olympus/Panasonic offerings; there are cheaper non-dedicated flash units (you'll need to learn a little bit about how to use them, but they are VERY cheap) or you can buy the excellent Metz 48 AF-1 which is available as an Oly/Panasonic unit and in the UK/Europe is cheaper than a genuine Oly/Panasonic flash. Metz are the undisputed market leaders in flash units and always retain an excellent resale value.

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Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on Feb 11, 2010

Try this...remove the card and battery...press all the buttons...leave it alone for 20 minutes...insert the card and then the battery...turn it on.

Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on Feb 03, 2010

the card that you put in your camera? like a micro SD card? if theres an error on it, then try plugging the card into your computer and see if you can format the card, and start over. if not, then cards are luckily pretty cheep these days

Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on Dec 19, 2009

You have not said w2hether these are daylight pics or pics taken inside under halogen lights. The later requires a blue filter.

Daylight pics that show blue are set to the wrong Kelvins in your menu. Set the camera back to factory settings and make a note of the Kelvins ( temperature scale) that is the standard setting.. You can manipulate the color of the pics taken in certain light by moving the scale upward to warm the pic in overcast situations or down in bright light to remove red cast that some light or lights ( bulbs) tend tp create in pics.

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Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on Dec 18, 2009

u cna use the camera reset setting it can reset the original manufacturer setting back to camera

Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on Dec 14, 2009

The Xenon flash tube in modern strobes rarely 'burns out'. I would guess that a switch that is activated when the flash pops up is not working properly. More info can be found here: http://forums.steves-digicams.com/olympus-dslr/159660-e-500-built-flash-not-working.html

Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on Dec 09, 2009

Blame Microsoft updates. Use a card reader instead.

Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on Dec 08, 2009

Either you're missing a step or you're not pressing enter.

Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on Dec 04, 2009

Go into the menu and scroll to "reset" ...follow the on-screen instructions.

Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on Nov 29, 2009

The only way is to switch to manual mode and the bulb setting which leaves the shutter open. Unless the shooting stars are continuous, this will be a hit and miss situation.

Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on Nov 18, 2009

Brand new?...take it back.

Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on Nov 15, 2009

check the pins in the cf slot.. should be two even rows and straight... probably needs repair

Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on Nov 09, 2009

bad or stuck shutter would be the cause for this you would need to take this to a camera shop to have it repaired.

In this case here they will evauluate the unit and see if its salvageable most are.

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Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on Oct 30, 2009

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