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Will not allow menu/dateset

Found this A205. Bought memory card and USB cable. Some things work. Was able to connect through USB port and view contents of memory card on the computer. When camera is powered up in Photo mode, get little musical bleeps, and green light, LCD displays view through lens, as well as message "Date/Time not set". BUT, pushing the menu/OK key or the Back key (or the display key, or any others) fails to do anything and camera will not take picture or zoom lens. I cannot access the menu. I suspect a hardware problem relating to the little buttons. I do feel them indent with a gentle click. Any thoughts? Any tests?

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How do i transfer pictures to my memory card

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2. Turn the camera power on.
3. In any mode other than Voice Recording mode, press
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4. Press the LEFT/ RIGHT button and select the [SETUP]
menu tab.
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Yes and in several methods as below listed. Since your posting refers to a generic problem for all digital cameras and not only an Olympus FE-230, some of the settings may have a different nomenclature or button name.
1. When you download pictures to you PC, rather than copy, select move; or
2. If you want to erase one picture at a time from the camera - press on the power button, then menu button, once menu is displayed, arrow down/up, you will be asked to erase the picture displayed, select yes/no by up/down, then press OK (menu button); or
3. If you want to erase all contents of the memory card of the camera - press on the power button, then menu button, once menu is displayed, arrow right, down to select card, right to select card setup, right to enter card setup, arrow down to select format or erase all, OK. Erase all just erases the files, format erases all and re-initialize the memory card; or
4. Remove memory card from camera and insert into a memory card reader attached to USB of your PC. The memory from the camera will be treated as a removable device and you can view, move, copy, delete/erase, format. This option seems to be most effective in viewing all contents under Windows Explorer with the view setting set to Thumbnail.
5. Connect the camera via the supplied cable to any USB port of your PC. The camera will be treated as a removable device and you can view, move, copy, delete/erase, format. This option seems to be most effective in viewing all contents under Windows Explorer with the view setting set to Thumbnail.

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2. Press the trash can button (bottom right);
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Hope this be of help/idea. Pls post back should you need additional information.

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