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My daughters friend dropped her Olympus FE-340 camera when it was on. It must have fallen on the opened and extended lens because it looks like it has jammed the outer lens ring off to one side. Is something like this fixable?

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You can try to pull the lens back into its socket, and it might work again for a while. Usually when the lens barrel is forced of track, something is broken in the process. Plan on installing a new lens.

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I dropped my Olympus FE-340 digital camera. It will not open when I turn it on. The lens stays closed and inside the front of the camera.


Sounds as if an internal linkage has become misaligned. Not user serviceable, unless you are an expert - scamper down to your local friendly camera dealer or repair facility and see how much they would charge. May be cheaper to replace the camera, unfortunately.

Dec 26, 2015 | Olympus Digital Cameras

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Lens errors are fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the...


If your lens isn't coming out when you turn it on then here is a neat trick you can try to actually solve the problem

with the camera off ,, grip the lens with your fingers if you can or a large tweezer.. Press the power button and pull out the lens at the same time.. wait a minute or two and push the lens back in if it aint going in on its own. repeat this a few times until it starts to move in on its own..

on Dec 30, 2010 | Olympus FE-340 Digital Camera

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Hello typrice, at the second paraghrap you said: "Or the battery ran down with the lens extended." as a possible cause. I'm quite sure this is what happend with my camera (is a FE-340 model) so I...


You say you've tried fixes 1-4. Your symptom sounds like the lens is trying 3 times to open fully and then gives up. Why haven't you tried fix #5?

Nov 29, 2010 | Olympus FE-340 Digital Camera

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My fe-340 was dropped in the sand, is there anyway


Google the words...disassemble a digital camera.

Jan 19, 2010 | Olympus FE-340 Digital Camera

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Dear Sir/Madam, My daughter did get an Olypmus FE-340 digital camera last year but has since a few weeks problems with this camera. On switching on the camera the lens keeps opening and closing. When the...


Hello

Thank you for using FixYa for your problem

Always check the batteries first but if is it still giving the same fault, your camera is faulty.
It should be taken to an authorized repair centre for a repair estimate. Very few digital cameras have any user-serviceable parts.


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Dec 01, 2009 | Olympus FE-340 Digital Camera

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Focus problem olympus fe 34o


Not focusing at every distance - close to far ?? That seems like a lens problem to me and how the lens is focused, once its fully extended, varies between camera brands. .
Have you dropped this camera or knocked the lens when it has been open ?? Or have you dropped it at the beach and got sand or grit in the lens ??. If it is a lens problem it will have to go back to the service agent for repairs - ther is nothing you can adjust inside unless you are a camera technician

Nov 07, 2009 | Olympus FE-340 Digital Camera

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Olympus FE-340 dropped, won't power on any remedy?


You could try removing the battery for a 30 minutes, re-install, then try powering it back up. It sounds like something may have been damaged internally from the camera being dropped.

Sep 13, 2009 | Olympus FE-340 Digital Camera

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Olympia fe-340 won't fully turn on


You have a bad lens, you should take into a camera repair shop. The only other thing that can be possible is the cable from the lens to the camera man board may have not be making proper contact.

Jul 02, 2009 | Olympus FE-340 Digital Camera

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Fe-340 wont turn on


If the lens is stuck out, that either means impact or it got squished and messed up the lens mechanism. You can have that repaired.

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My Olympus FE-140 lens won't extend.


http://olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_servicerepair.asp

Olympus will charge a flat rate repair fee for this product if beyond the one year factory warranty or the warranty is voided. The cost is $74 plus your local sales tax. This covers parts and labor, factory cleaning and diagnostic check, 6 month warranty and the cost of shipping the product back to you is all included in that price.

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