Question about Olympus Evolt E510 Digital Camera
When I turned on my e510 I get a squealing noise. I havent cleaned the camera sense I purchased it in 2007. Should I send it in or is there something I can do before spending the $200+ cost?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Olympus Tewchnical Support- especially if of recent purchase. If an older camera - then simply buy the next one - repair is not an option.
Posted on Jun 18, 2007
reset the camera through the menu.... put the camera in P mode, menu, right over to card setup, down to custom reset, right arrow, ok, up arrow to yes, ok
Posted on Oct 15, 2008
SOURCE: IR-300 Olympus
I had what sounds like the same problem. The camera was dropped and the shutter was stuck open. Just kept showing error message.
As I felt I had nothing to lose I began tapping it on a soft book and the shutter started to appear. I then shut it just using the end of my finger. When I then turned the camera on again it opened and shut when turned off. It has worked fine ever since.
Seems a rather poor design.
Hope this helps. Very best regards Peat.
Posted on Oct 20, 2008
SOURCE: Olympus E510, Flash Flicker
If you are in a low lit area with the camera dial set to Auto the flash will do a strobing type of flash trying to help allow more light into the scene. This is called the AF illuminator function. To just go ahead and take the image, put the camera dial to P (program Auto) go to Menu - go to Wrench 1 tab - then right arrow over and then down arrow to AF Illum - right arrow and turn this function from On to Off and then take the image in the P mode setting. No flash flicker should occur.
Posted on Dec 15, 2008
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