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Why does my lens close automatically after i turn on my Olympus Digital Camera D-500???

When I turn my Olympus Digital Camera D-500 on my lens will come out but then quickly and automatically will close again. I just replaced the batteries with new ones (Panasonic Long Lasting Digital Electrons). Why does my camera keep turning off automatically??? please help me out!!!!

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  • Mazad Oct 19, 2008

    My problem is exactly what you describe but I do not know how to fix it or repair it. please could you help me out with this. my e-mail is mikecarrier@videotron.ca. Thank a lot for your help I really appreciate. Also could you tell me where to go to get it fix. Thank again.



    Mike Carrier

  • sdclevenger Nov 28, 2008

    I have that same problem, but I believe it is related to the sliding window that activates the lens assy. If I pull the sliding cover farther away from the lens, it will come out and stay until I move it slightly towards lens, and I do mean slightly. It is annoying to say the least. Is there a cheap fix to this?

  • Anonymous Dec 21, 2008

    I have the same problem with my D 550 camera. Also the

  • kamlakarv Dec 21, 2008

    I wonder if its only the battery and memory problem, cas additionally in photo review mode the display goes off suddenly and goes back to the first photo in the list.

    Anybody tried reparing the mechanical slide door cover ?

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Does it beep or do anything other then turn off? what does it do in play mode? Does it have a good memory card in it? hold the memory door down tightly and try it. Akalines on these older smart media card type cameras just dont cut it they need ALOT more power then you think. NiMH rechargables are the only thing i would recomed using anymore. Dont listen to the tv NiMH are what you need. If you notice on the memory door when it open, there is a little plastic tab that stick out. This tab goes into a little slot on the camera, that slot pushes a button that tells the camera when the door is open and closed. These buttons can sometimes cause problems. So make sure the batteries are NiMH and the door is fully closed with some pressure on it. Also see what it does in playback mode. If it stays on fine in playback mode it may have a lens problem. The mechanism for the lens to move in and out could be jammed

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Only thing I can suggest is to try different batteries again. maybe something more generic, regular aa's. also note that the d-500 can use only mem cards that go up to 16 mb, 32 if you do an upgrade. If you're trying to use a newer card that might be the reason. Good luck

Posted on May 04, 2006

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