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Lens won't open-doesn't sound as if fully powered

I have drained and recharged the batteries. When you put the batteries in, you usually hear a sound of it powering up. Mine is just making a feeble sound. The lens and flash do not open up. I can get the display screen to work, but it keeps telling there are no pictures. Before this problem, I had it plugged into my computer, and it wasn't recognized, so I unplugged it. Then I get an error message saying the device was improperly put away. Can I reset the camera? Help...

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SOURCE: Lens not Extending

this problem is caused because that the lens servo can`t move the unit of lens. this menssage mean that the sistem don't go out the lens. You have to sincronise the mechanism of the lens, carefully disarm the unit and review that the gears are ok.

Posted on Jan 27, 2007

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SOURCE: camera acting strange.

i have the same problem. wat did u end up doing with it?

Posted on Dec 02, 2007

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SOURCE: camera batteries drain quickly

Open the battery door and check the contact between the camera and the batteries. Most often then not there is just a bad contact and it's ruinning your baterry life.
Make sure that the contact are well placed and that there is no rust or dirt build up around there.

Posted on Dec 20, 2007

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SOURCE: Jammed Lens - Olympus Fe-330

I called the store I bought it from, as well as the Olypmus toll free number. They both told me I had to mail my camera to them with a brief description of the problem. It is still under warranty, but I have to pay for shipping to get it to them. They will repair it and send it back to me. Do not try and fix the camera yourself, instead get it fixed professionally with all the proper tools once and for all.

Posted on Mar 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Olympus mju 770 sw.The lens cover is stuck open.

me too, any suggestions?

Posted on Oct 17, 2009

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SOURCE: 5f08, 5e02 error

Thanks folks. tbh I bought this as a knockabout camera and it has never really been as good as the SO's similarly priced but not weatherproof Fuji, so when it packed up the other day I took the opportunity to treat myself to a new Fuji. However, thanks to this forum I have now resolved the problem. Slamming it into my hand didn't work so I HELD THE LENS IN while switching on. Switch off, switch back on and Bingo!
Hope this helps someone else. Cheers. Phil.

Posted on May 03, 2010

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