20 Most Recent Olympus EVOLT E-300 (Double Lens Kit) Digital Camera Questions & Answers

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Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on Jan 07, 2018

I assume this happens while your camera is in the automatic mode. Because if the camera is in manual, you can't assume both lenses give the same light to the sensor.
But I should look if the contacts on the lens and in the camera, ale all clean and shiny. And not one of the contacts is allowed a dent. Not even a little dent. All contacts must be flexible. Then be sure the Aperture setting on the 40-150 must be correct. The camera manual does not say a thing about the settings on the lens, but I should look there too.

Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on Feb 20, 2014

Most likely the shutter "curtain" (a few pieces looking like sheet metal just behind the mirror, designed to protect the camera CCD from dust and damage due to too much light) is not opening. This will require servicing by Olympus, since you will have to take the camera apart to be able to reach this camera part. Unfortunately, this may be a pretty expensive repair.

Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on Jan 20, 2014


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Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on Apr 29, 2013

Turn your camera off, remove your batteries for about 30 seconds and let it reset to default. Then try inserting the batteries and see if this helps. a link to go to is: www.olympus.com, then select americas, then select support, then select your camera, then download your manual in PDF format.
there is firmware built-in software which the camera uses to work properly. As a software, you can update it by connecting the camera to a PC and running the Olympus Master software that should have been included with the camera.
Then Set (PC MODE) in the E-300's (Set up Menu) to (Storage). If the operating system is Windows XP, remove the memory card before connecting the E-300 to the PC.
In the Olympus Master software Help Menu, you can look for "update firmware" to follow the instructions. Good luck
But be forewarned that it will only work if you have the newest Olympus Master Software Update, Olympus Master 2. Olympus Master 1.1 will not be able to connect with the online server. Luckily, Olympus Master 2 is a quick and free download from the Olympus site.
Otherwise this could be an intermittent shutter problem or speed setting going astray?
Look like it may be a trip to the Olympus Repair shop

Try to set all menu items to default as much as you can. Some cameras have a reset to default setting or a button to reset to default.
After setting to default, try the camera again.
If all fails, this camera will need repairs.
If it is too old, and not worth it, it may be the best to sell for parts on a site such as Ebay.

  • Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on Dec 25, 2010

    Maybe a dumb question but did you put the card into the camera? Okay if the Memory Card is in the slot and in the correct way, (I have had people force them in the wrong way) format the card. Even if it's a new card you need to format it to the camera. Use the manual to find this in the functions and format the card. That's a great camera by the way you'll love it once over this little bump.

    Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on Dec 20, 2010

    Having gone over a month without a response, I assume this is no longer a problem.

    Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on May 28, 2010

    Hello :

    You need to format the memory card to correct the problem .

    please rate .

    good luck .

    Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on Apr 08, 2010

    Remove the battery and clean the battery contacts in the camera with the eraser end of a common pencil. Then reinsert the battery.

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

    my Cannon has to be well clipped in ... scares me doing it but they can be a little tight and of course must be the right way around ... most are lug prevented from misplacement ... then of course I cannot get it out ! later on, just a guess . Mike could be corroded, grubby electrical connect as it is shut ?

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

    Have you tried pressing the 'INFO' button? This little button will toggle between camera info on display/no info on display (when the display isn't in use to display pictures).

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

    This seems to be a loose connection which in the past worked by a good bump, but it is completely apart now. the first thing you have to do is to physically examine for an loose connection or burned black marks on the chip board. Check this link for help. http://www.vintage-camera-repair.info/general_dissy.htm
    If this camera is in warranty i recommend you, not open the camera and take it to the service center.


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

    ok...it appears that your card reader is really in trouble. Can you inspect the inside, to ensure that no gunk crept inside? That would explain some of the issue.

    Can you test those memory cards on a reader on a laptop, to ensure that they are not corrupted, just in case?

    Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on May 06, 2009

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