Question about Olympus SP-500 UZ Digital Camera
My camera has worked fine until recently.
I can no longer see through the lens. It takes pictures but they are blank and black. I can however scroll back to see previous picture images on the card or on the camera.
I have checked through the manual to no avail. The Monitor/view finder toggle doesnt appear to be the root of the problem.
Can someone recommend a solution?
Thank you in advance,
This is a defective CCD that Canon is repairing free of charge. Go here for details: http://www.usa.canon.com:80/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=223&modelid=8044&keycode=2112&id=29819
Posted on Nov 27, 2006
it would appear that the computer is seeing the camera incorrectly... the camera should be recognized as usb mass storage device and uses the driver usbstor
Posted on Aug 22, 2008
Your problem may be due to weak/worn out batteries or corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera which can prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the camera. Try this free fix before you do anything else: remove the batteries and wipe the camera contacts firmly with a dry cloth (heavy corrosion may require cleaning with a wire brush, steel wool, or sandpaper). Remove any residue that may have fallen into the battery compartment during cleaning, then wipe both ends of the batteries and place them back in the camera. This cleaning clears the problem about 90% of the time. If it doesn't work for you, your batteries may need to be replaced, or the camera may have a problem that requires professional repair.
Posted on Nov 08, 2009
Please take a look at the symptoms listed here, and see if it's what you're experiencing.
Sony had a certain issue with the CCD chip on this camera. If it's this issue, they'll fix it free plus $20 until March 2010.
Posted on Dec 25, 2009
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