Question about Olympus FE-230 Digital Camera
I had a Nikon Coolpix L1 with a very similar fault- the lens would whirr in and out as if seeking then lock either in or out with a 'lens error' message.
Not sure you're going to like the solution: place a paperback book on a strong table, grasp your precious camera firmly in one hand and slam its flat base down as hard as you dare onto the book. Hold it hard to the book as it touches, don't hit and lift up again; more slam effect.
I tried this and it worked beautifully; for a few months. I had to do it once or twice a year.
I got the suggestion from a site similar to this with 10 or so astonished owners who had tried it and couldn't believe it had worked so well!
Aren't digital cameras ****, though? I may go back to 2nd hand 35mm SLR for something that actually works!
Posted on Mar 02, 2009
When the lens are protracting i held them and they didnt go back in. then i turned it on and it worked! but the lens dont go back in when the camera turns off and the zooming is messed up because of it, but it works!
Posted on Feb 08, 2009
I had the same problem. After being told by Olympus customer service to send the camera in for $75 I followed Nodbad's advice of slamming the camera down on a hard paper surface and it now works! For how long who knows...
Posted on Jun 05, 2009
I had the same exact problem until a couple minutes ago. If you turn it on, wait for the lens to stay out, then push the on button and put pressure on the lens as it's going back in, it works perfectly the next time you turn it on- no buzzing or blurryness, etc at all. I'm a little wary of how stable of a fix it is but it's still working for me.
Posted on Jun 04, 2009
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