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I have had an Olypus C-5050 for a couple years and it has been so important to me that at times I have been known to take it to bed with me (that is camping just in case it rains...or if its too cold..) anyway..I really USED this camera...I loved it with such passion as I do most Olympus's that I have had (I am 70 years old and an obsessed photographer here in Halifax, Nova Scotia..by the way..my name is AnitaLouise Martinez..Phone 423 0703 area code 902...anyway as I have mentioned...I take REAL good care of my camera..but while shooting (this was my first Horrible moment with my camera) One of the straps broke..when I looked into fixing it and as I carry the camera all the time...it had pulled away from the camera and totally could not be fixed...I attempted to carry with one strap but eventually that broke too...so now I carried the camera with even more gentle care for fear of dropping it..but still carried it all the time..anyway..while putting a disk in the camera one evening on a photo shoot..the camera totally stopped working..I suspected that it was just that I had run out of battery..until I tried some fresh ones...Nothing!..I tried another set and another disk..NOTHING...I then took it desperately to the only good camera shop in this town..he examined it and determined that the total camera had shorted out...I did buy another camera..from him a Stylus 1030 SW..and its okay and kinda safe and all...I also have another stylis 700 alweather..which I use quite a bit in spite of the screen being cracked and I cannot see what I am taking photos of till I download.. but they usually are quite okay..Anyway..as you can see..I LOVE Olympus and usually many people after speaking with me..will acquire an Olympus...but most of all I am concerned about this (my baby)..the C 5050...an want to know if there is anyway in this wide world that it can be fixed for less than it is worth...HELP...PLEASE...thanks Anita

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AnitaLouise, I can fix your camera. I have a C5050 that may not be worth fixing, but I may be able to get a working one between them both. Please E-mail me pishta68 at hotmail.com and we can work something out. I too believe that the C5050 was one of the greatest 5MP digital cameras ever made, with lens quality that is unmatched even today.

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