My Olympus worked fine for about 6 months. Randomly it started flashing up "Battery Empty" with fully charged rechargeable batteries in it (The kind I've always used in this camera with no problems). Taking the batteries out and putting them back in seemed to fool the camera for a while, but then it would start doing it again. This has gotten progressively worse over the last few months where I'll be lucky to get the camera going 1 in 10 times that I power it on.
Also, now whenever I turn it on and actually get it working, it flashes up with Set Date and Time. I do this, but when it is next powered on I get the same thing. I never had this problem previoulsy.
Is it worth taking this in to a repair shop, or should I just burn the darn thing?!
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Your recharged battery may be weak. May be time to replace. If the battery power runs out while the camera is connected to a computer or printer, the image data may be lost or damaged. It is recommended that you use the AC adapter. Do not connect or disconnect the AC adapter while the camera is connected to a computer or printer.Do not remove or load the batteries or connect or disconnect the AC adapter while the camera is turned on. Doing so could affect the camera’s internal settings or functions.
I thing your problem in your internal power. I don't know what NIKON S710 use. For some camera, they used internal battery (Circle and small) in their board. If you find same, try to change with the new one. If you don't find it..In my country i find the battery in the watch service. I hope usefull
There is no reset or fix test. Just ensure that the battery is fully charged, and replace the battery. Replacing the batteries already reset the camera. Ensure that you have selected Flash on the menu and shot a picture. If the flash does not start, then usually the small pcb that supplies power to the flash has a blown capacitor. In that case call Olympus number listed on the owners manual. They will give you instructions to validate the warranty and get the camera repaired.
Set the mode dial to AUTO, then press
the POWER switch to turn on the
● Be sure to take off the lens cap before
you turn the camera on (P. 27).
2 Press OK button.
● The top menu is displayed.
3 Press the up arrow button to select the clock.
4 Press to select the date format.
● Select any one of the following formats:
● This step and the following steps show the
procedure used when the date and time
settings are set to Y-M-D.
Press right arrow button move to the year (Y) setting.
6 Press up or down arrow to set the year. When the year is set, press right arrow to move to the month (M) setting.
● Repeat this procedure until the date and time are completely set.
● To move back to the previous setting, press left arrow.
7 PressOk .
● For a more accurate setting, don't press until the clock hits 00 seconds. The
clock starts when you press the button.
8 To turn the camera off, press the POWER switch.
● The lens retracts.
@gminvite1 "Another way I found was when this happens, to push the battery to the
point the light will turn on, when it starts flashing slide it off then
back on. Do this a few times so it charges a little, then you should be
fine to leave it on."
I tried to do this with my LI-10C Olympus charger and it worked..The blinking red light turns to solid red..Thanks for the info...Now I won't be bothering to buy a new batt.or have my charger checked..
Same problem. Fully charged main battery. In my case, I hadn't used the camera in over 6 months. All I did was pull the main battery and then pulled the small CR 2016 button cell battery located inside the main battery compartment and re-inserted both batteries. The camera made a quiet click and then turned on with the main power switch and asked to reset the date and time. Works fine now. If this doesn't work just purchase a new button cell.
1. With power off, press the MODE button to select the DATE mode.
2. Press the zoom out (three trees) button for more than two seconds to enter the date/time set mode.
3. Press the zoom out (three trees) button to select year, month, day, hour, or minute (selected number will flash).
4. Use the zoom in (one tree) button to advance the number.
5. Repeat steps 3. and 4. to set each value.
6. Press the zoom out (three trees) button until the colon (in the hours:minutes) is flashing. When the colon stops flashing, date and time setting is completed.
7. Press the MODE button and the power will switch off.
Lachuaeyes, I have a different model of Olympus and I read that you did not always have this problem and you already have replaced the battery so an old battery is not likely the issue. I suspect you might have something that is draining that was not set in the past. I keep my batteries longer by not using flash most of the time. Is there someone new using the camera that perhaps leaves it on longer than you do after finishing, perhaps uses flash longer? Is there a setting for auto shutdown that has been changed to not turn off as fast as it used to? If none of these I wonder if the flash is requiring more energy than in the past. Could you tell me if the battery is draining even if you don't use it or is it only if you are using it does it drain faster.
Another possibility is that the charger is not charging so well as it used to but I suspect you leave it in long enough and more.
If you have the ability to check the output voltage of the charger with a multimeter you would be sure it is really putting out enough volts to charge fully.
Please let me know if you have further questions. HarryF