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Waterproof ? Only third time in water !

I used the camera for the third time in the water in under 13 months whilst on hollidays . When i got out of the water the camerra was saying that the battery cover or USB cover was opened but it had not been opened at all ! It was only in about 1 mtr of water at the most and only about 10 minutes . It is 2 weeks out of the warranty period expiring , I am extremely dissapointed in this product especially after reading the amount of problems other consumers of the 770SW have had . can you help in any way ? Thanks.

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  • unhappysnaps Oct 04, 2008

    Camera shows " open battery cover or USB cover open " but it isnt , it has been in water before no problems . This time there is a slight fog / mist appearance on the screen when it gets hot ( being in the sun ) . After trying to turn it on several times without showing this message , it has worked on a few occasions . When the problem first came about , I dried the camera off then opened and took the battery out to inspect to see if it was full of water . There were a few drops of water that came out , but that was all . It has worked as normal but sometimes when i turn it on it comes up with the " cover opened " message when in fact they have not been opened at all . Is this camera just waiting to die completely on me or what ? I want to take it in the water again as that is why I got it in the first place , but now I am not happy with OLYMPUS at all !!! as it is fairly new and only just out of the new warranty period !!!! Any help or information would be appreciated .

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Dear Sir/madam,

This is one of the review about this camera. Better to buy a NEW CAMERA

"its not water proof"


Pros: take good pix
Cons: it broke the first time i used it in the water
Summary: I like this camera because it was said to be water proof up to 10+ft.
Not the case, I bought this camera specifically for snorkeling and taking pix at the beach. I took very good care of the camera making sure the openings were closed tightly so no sand or water could penetrate. I brought this camera with me on a once in a life time one week snorkeling trip in Tulum (Mayan Coast). I brought this camera with me to photograph the Cenotes (underground water caves) and after about 2 hours snorkeling (not taking the camera deeper then 3 feet it stopped working . This $350 camera just broke. I was not able to photograph anything from my trip because it broke the first day I took it in the water. Save your money buy another camera and get a waterproof case. I am extremely disappointed with Olympus and would recommend not buying this camera.


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This is why i always recommend extended warranties with devices of this nature. With the way technology advances it is hard to know which models may be lemons. I would still contact the company if your persistent and don't take no for an answer I know there is something they can do for you. I can get you all their contact information if you need it. Unfortunately there is nothing you can do yourself. It needs repair one way or another. Please take a moment to accept and rate my solution accordingly.
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Water leaked-in, it's supposed to be water-proof. it is true that there are so many 770SW users had a lot of problem with it.

since it's out of warranty, it's either service or better get a new one.
drying out an electronic device that got wet while in operation won't help.

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Sir your camera got a great damage from the water. it is totally soaked and wet the parts of the camera. maybe the first and second time usage was not that soaked at all. im sorry sir but if this cant fix by a technician and you said its out of warranty then maybe you should by another one. i hope the files from your memory card was not got damage so that you can transfer it to your computer for future. better to buy a new one than have an old one. hope that helps!

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Certainly if the camera is not working.........

some water might have swept in it........
there might not be any other except waiting for the water inside to dry out........

may be it will start working.....
otherwise u will have to tell te company,,,about this

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