Anyone had this problem? I just used my Olympus for two weeks of holiday, without a problem. I get off the airplane this morning and the shutter is more than half open (stuck in that position). The camera won't power on normally, but I can download all the pictures and use the menu. I just can't take any pictures.
Do I need to take this to someone for repair or can I fix it myself?
I had the same problem and tried the above approach and just managed to shock myself by touching the flash capacitor- threw me across the room. rubber gloves are a good idea. btw you can't fix the shutter gate yourself- it'll most likely be a software problem- way too hard basket get it repaired properly or chuck it.
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The socket for the remote shutter release cable is on the right side of the camera when facing the lens. It is about half way between the top and bottom of that side. Just plug it in and set your shutter option to use it.
One of the biggest disadvantages of a point&shoot camera is that they expect you to point and shoot without having to bother with minor details like shutter speeds and apertures. The 7010 is no different, offering no way of controlling the shutter speed directly. The best you can do is to set either the Night Scene or Night Landscape mode.
Not sure that you really mean shutter, or the automatic lens cover. See the description below for a stuck shutter. If that's not what you meant, then see this instead.
A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very bright and overexposed, sometimes with lines, especially when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open).
To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see this link for further info and a simple fix that may help.
hi.. A stuck shutter is common failure mode for digital cameras. The
symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image
sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck
closed), or the pictures may be very bright and overexposed, especially
when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open).
To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than
"Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for
the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should
see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and
closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter.....
When operating any digital camera, the camera tries to capture the best focus and exposure for that particular scene. By pressing the shutter button half-way down, the focus and exposure is being set. There will be a green circle on the upper left hand corner of the screen, then your camera is ready to take the picture. Slowly depress the shutter the rest of the way down to take the picture.
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.
Some have used compressed air, blown directly into the button. this should dislodge anything that is holding the button down. Also check and see if the button is cocked in the body, you can pry it back into position and it should pop back up. It is a 2 position switch, first detent is to hold focus and bottom out is shutter release