20 Most Recent Olympus Stylus 1010 Digital Camera Questions & Answers


The internal plastic gears which govern the lens opening and closing are either damaged or out of alignment - this happens when a camera is dropped or has any other form of physical interaction for which it is not designed.

Olympus Stylus... | Answered on Jun 26, 2017


Actually u are a victim of BAD CCD see this link below

http://www.imaging-resource.com/badccds.html

but good news is all brands are doing this free of charge repairs sony, fuji, canon , olympus all, some models have service advisories issued and some are not noticed as all do not complain so u can get it repaired free even if u are out of warranty and even if ur camera is not on service advisory list tell them abt BAD CCD and they will understand and take ur repairs free of charge do not accept any charges for repairs as it is the manufacturing fault of CCD units tell them u know about it !

pls dont waste time see the service centre in ur area and email or give them a call

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Olympus Stylus... | Answered on Oct 09, 2014


Write protect is usually a switch on the memory card. Try check that first...

Olympus Stylus... | Answered on Apr 17, 2014


Press the shutter release button, to start the video. (mode dial is on the video camera) Press the shutter release button again, to stop the video. When you press again, the recording starts again.
So that is like pause, because the camera is in standby waiting for the next recording.

Olympus Stylus... | Answered on Jan 17, 2014


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera


This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some common error messages that might show up on the LCD's of cameras with this problem include "E18 lens error", or "lens error, restart camera". Some cameras might show nothing at all, but merely make a beeping noise as the lens goes out, then in, then the camera shuts off. Sometimes the lens won't even move.

The problem is actually quite common throughout all camera brands. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended. Believe it or not, one BIG contributor to lens errors is using a camera case. Sand, gunk, case fibers, etc... accumulate at the bottom of the case. These materials love to cling to the camera by electrostatic build-up from the camera rubbing against the side of the case (especially those cases with soft fibrous interiors). Once these materials work their way into the lens mechanism, that's all she wrote. I have many cameras, and NEVER use a case for this very reason.

A camera owner that suffers this problem may have no recourse for having the camera repaired. Many camera makers will not honor repairing this problem under warranty as they claim it is due to impact damage to the camera, or sand or debris getting into the lens gearing mechanism (neither of which is covered under warranty). The quoted repair cost is usually close to or more than what the camera is actually worth.

Fortunately, about half the cameras that suffer this failure can easily be fixed by one of the following methods. None of these methods involve opening the camera, although some have potential to cause other damage to the camera if excessively done. If the camera is still under warranty, before trying any of these, please please first contact your camera's maker to see if they'll cover the repair, or to determine how much they'll charge for the repair. Who knows, you might get lucky. But if they quote you a number that's higher than the value of your camera, you may want to consider the following methods.

The methods are listed in the order of risk of damaging your camera. Thus make sure you try them in the listed order. And remember, these fixes (especially #6 and 7) should only be considered for a camera that's out of warranty, who's cost of repair would be excessive, and would otherwise be considered for disposal if unrepaired:

Fix #1: Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button while turning the camera on.

Fix #2: Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install new batteries, and turn on the camera. If you get an Error E30, it means you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory card and turn it on one last time.

Fix #3: Insert the cameras Audio/Video (AV) cable, and turn the camera on. Inserting this cable ensures that the camera's LCD screen remains off during the start process. Thus extra battery power is available to the camera's lens motor during startup. This extra power can be useful in overcoming grit or sand particles that may be jamming the lens. If the AV cable doesn't fix the lens error by itself, consider keeping this cable installed while trying fixes 4, 5, and 7 as a means to provide extra help to these fixes. But note that I DON'T recommend keeping the cable installed during Fix 6 as you may damage the AV port while tapping the camera. Reinsert the cable only AFTER tapping the camera.

Fix #4: Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots.

Fix #5: Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in "no heat" setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one).

Now we're entering into the realm of potentially damaging your camera in conducting the fix. There is definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the following two fixes.

Fix #6: Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Other variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of your hand. A lot of people have reported success with this method. HOWEVER, there is also some potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens.

Fix #7: Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with this method than with any of the other methods. HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for damaging your camera by using this method. Variations include gently pulling, rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the power button. Attempt to gently straighten or align the barrel if it's crooked or twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the lens barrel, and then pushing on the side of the lens barrel that has the largest gap (note pushing the lens barrel all the way in is NOT recommended as it may become stuck there). While doing any of the above, listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins may have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click, immediately stop and try the camera.

Olympus Stylus... | Answered on Sep 11, 2011


sensor gone bad.. needs repair

Olympus Stylus... | Answered on Jun 29, 2011


Consider NOT connecting your camera to your computer.

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries. Even if you have to buy a card reader, it won't cost you any more than a new USB cord.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program, such as Picasa ( http://picasa.google.com ).

Olympus Stylus... | Answered on Jun 08, 2011


Well If the photos you want to retrieve are on the 15Mo of internal memory, there is not much to do here except to see a repair center.

If they are not on the internal memory, open the Battery hatch of your camera, push on the small card that is close to the battery, then take the card out.
Now you can plug this card directly in a card reader.
If you have a laptop you might have a compatible card reader on it, otherwise buy one, it is always usefull.
Retrieving the photo this way on any camera saves battery and is usually faster than when using an USB cable.

Hope this helps

Olympus Stylus... | Answered on May 18, 2011


If you are sure that the flash is enabled (not automatic, enabled!), then I'd say it must be a hardware issue regarding the flash circuitry. I would contact Olympus support if the camera is not too old. Or take it to a camera repair shop, the repair shouldn't be expensive.

Olympus Stylus... | Answered on May 18, 2011


Having gone over two months without a response to my query, I assume my suggestion to use a card reader solved the problem.

Olympus Stylus... | Answered on May 17, 2011


User manual for this camera can be downloaded from this link, just click HERE and proceed with the download.

Olympus Stylus... | Answered on Apr 25, 2011


I suggest check this procedure for Olympus Stylus that has a 2.7 inch LCD screen :

1. Turn the camera off and remove the battery from the bottom the camera. If you need to replace the Olympus Stylus screen you will first want to remove the power source from the camera.
2. Remove all the small Phillips screws from the sides and bottom of the camera.
3. Pry the camera apart using a small slot screwdriver or butter knife. The camera will come apart in two sections. The front will contain all circuitry and the lens assembly.
4. Remove the screws that connect the LCD to the camera. Lift the LCD screen up and follow the ribbon cable back to its plug on the circuit board. Remove the connector plug and set the LCD aside.
5. Plug the new LCD into the plug on the circuit board. Carefully align the new screen onto the circuit board by lining up the screw holes.
6. Insert the screws and tighten them evenly so the LCD screen sits in its proper position.
7. Attach the back camera casing to the front, replace and tighten all the screws. Insert the battery, turn the camera on and your camera is ready to be used again.


Hope helps.

Olympus Stylus... | Answered on Apr 22, 2011


The stylus Does Not have the option to burn the Date and Time data onto the photos directly.

However if you are plugging your camera directly into the printer the camera gives you an option to add the date.

Follow this link to the cameras manual
 
http://www.olympusamerica.com/files/oima_cckb/Stylus_1020_Mju_1020_Stylus_1010_Mju_1010_Instruction_Manual_EN.pdf

Pages 40 - 44 explain in great detail how to print with the date.

Olympus Stylus... | Answered on Apr 13, 2011

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