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Turns on and instantly takes photo? Then nothing?

My camera has worked fine for about a year and a half now. Starting yesterday, and ever since however when I turn on the camera it focuses and takes a photo instantly. Then I can not take another photo the buttons will not work on the camera at all but I can still view the LCD and it shows me what the lens sees. If i turn off the camera and take out the batteries (power button still works when 'froze') I can turn the camera on and it wont take a photo. I can then view the pics on the XD card, delete them, go into the menu. I formatted the camera. HOWEVER, once I try and take a picture by pressing the shutter button the camera freezes up again. Only if I turn the camera off and then back on the camera then will take the photo. If anyone knows what the problem is please let me know. The zoom still works when the camera powers on the lens goes in and out no problem. You can hear the camera focus when it takes the eratic photos. Any responce will help. Thanks.

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SOURCE: focusing

Chgeck you settin wheel to make sure you have it in an appropriate selection. Make sure you are not holding the camera in such a way as to cover the A/F window

Posted on Aug 20, 2007

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SOURCE: Camera won't work

I had the SAME problem with mine, and I found out that if you hold down the menu button until it resets--it is completely fine!

Posted on May 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Olympus C-765 does not focus

Dear Benjamin,

I also own an olympus c765 and was wondering how to use the manual focus option when I came across your post. Actually I have been wondering whether manual focus is of any use in an olympus c765 because the manual does not talk anything about it.
However, I just found out that there is a way of activating/deactivating manual focus. Here it goes:
1. Turn the camera on
2. Switch to any mode - portrait/landscape etc
3. Press and hold the 'OK' button on the centre for a second until you see a MF/AF option on the screen
4. Switch to MF and focus on any subject by pressing the up/down keys.

Most likely, your camera has been turned to Manual Focus option, which is why it is not focussing any more. Follow the steps above and turn it back to Auto Focus option and let me know if your problem gets solved.


Posted on Oct 04, 2008

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SOURCE: Digital Zoom and Auto Focus "On" settings are not kept/retained

If you shoot in the P mode setting and then go to the Menu and set the option for All Reset to OFF. The camera will retain those settings when powered off. If you are shooting in the AUTO mode the camera will always default back to the factory setting of OFF when the camera is powered off. The All Reset function is not able to be set in the AUTO mode because the camera is already using factory default settings.

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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SOURCE: camera was dropped and now doesn't focus

get a new hard drive 

Posted on Jun 04, 2009

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SOURCE: FE-280 Lens Blurry Photos and no zoom turns off

You have a bad lens. Unless the camera is in warranty the cost of repairing the lens is higher than the value of your camera. The strange noise you hear is the lens motor trying to move the lens. One solution is to blow compressed air around the lens. Sometimes dust and dirt may jam the lens.

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

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