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Camera kept turning itself off and now won't go back on at all

I've just been trying to use my camera and everytime i tried to take a photo, i'd click the button and then the screen would go blank and the power would go off. Once or twice, it had captured a photo and the screen would be half blank with a blacked out photo in the screen showing through.
I turned it off fully, turned it back on and it said empty battery, I got a fresh pair in, turned it on, tried to take a photo and it went off again.

I turned off the camera again (so that the lens goes back in) and now it won't go on at all.

I've been having problems where the flash has stopped working for a while so I know it's a bit faulty, but I'm really at a loss with this and I can't afford a new camera right now. Anyone have any idea whats wrong and whether it's fixable? And if it's possible for me to do that, and not something complicated that a shop has to do?

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  • irenemorales Sep 11, 2008

    batteries are drained immediately

  • joelrockwate Sep 26, 2008

    Olympus FE-170 Digital Camera

  • wstsidechick Oct 03, 2008

    same exact problem as above....and yes the batteries are making a connection, like im so stupid i didnt think of that?

  • danadohickee Dec 22, 2008

    Same problem here...and no its not a battery problem because if you can get it to come on, you can quickly switch it over to the display/review mode and the camera will stay on as long as you want it to...and of course all i hear is: "im sorry ma'am your warranty is up, repairs will be $65"

  • catnut13 Dec 30, 2008

    I also have the same problem. Camera only 9 months old. I really liked it up till now...mine is also not a battery issue. I have tried everything and my husband has too.

  • kaylak Mar 05, 2009

    My camera shows a full battery after installing 2 fresh batteries. After I take one photo the camera flashes "Battery Empty" and the camera shuts off and when turning it back on it shows a completely depleated battery and shuts off - making the camera un-useable!!!. If I stay in "scene" or "menu" the camera will stay on for hours.

    I am throwing this thing out unless someone has any ideas. Thanks.



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Check the battery door to see if the contacts are making good contact with the battery.

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