Question about Olympus FE-130 Digital Camera
...and it isn't! I have re-closed it several times.
It´s pretty normal to hapen on that camera, the swith breaks a lot, u will need to send it to the service centre to get replaced that swith.
Posted on Jan 19, 2007
The card door sensor is either damaged, failing or gone completely. You can take camera apart, (7 screws I think) take the back off. Sensor is at the back of camera near the battery door. If sensor is missing, you will see 2 spots on the electronics board where it was connected. Carefully melt solder so that those two points are connected. If sensor is still in place it's probably damaged. Carefully remove sensor using small snips or something like that, with out damaging anything around sensor. Then solder 2 points together. Good Luck
Posted on Apr 23, 2008
SOURCE: "Card-cover open" error message
It's when putting the card in.. typically you put it in and it clicks (so to speak).. if you delay removing your finger-push, it does something to the card and makes a Disconnect, although in looking at it, it looks just fine.. and the cover closes... A lot of people are reporting 'door open' errors. The micro-switch in the door housing is quite sensitive and pressure shifts from your hand on the door can cause it to trigger as if the door were opened. some get progressively worse. One fix is to add a little bit of length to the plastic that contacts the switch, either a layer of tape or a drop of epoxy, etc. This may help (or may not if the switch itself is flaky). Another fix discussed bypassing the switch altogether, obviously not for the faint of heart (or cameras in warrantee).
Posted on May 08, 2006
After only 15 days mine did the same thing. I called the dealer Olympus and they gave me a RAN number and told me where to send it. I got a call about a week later. They said because the camera had moisture inside I was not coverd. The best they would do is mail me a rebate card for 25 dollars off my next purchase. I was like WTF. The woman said sorry but that was all they could do. When I asked to speak to manager she hung up.
Posted on Dec 05, 2007
SOURCE: Olympus Stylus 1030 SW.
The cover presses on a switch. So either the switch has a problem or isn't being pressed in enough to activate. This is one of those things that could be a matter of cleaning and it works again or could mean trying to replace the switch which really isn't going to be worth doing. The repair cost will cost more than a new camera. Best advice is to find a camera shop and get a repair tech to look at it. This is one of those things you have to look at to be able to see whats wrong and then know what to fix.
As far as the pictures if they are on the data card don't worry, they are perfectly safe. You just need to get an inexpensive card reader. The camera data card plugs in to them and then they plug into the usb. The computer sees the card as a USB storage device. So you just copy your pictures on to your computer from it. These also are much faster then the camera transfer speed. Cost is $1 and up. sometimes you get the small ones free with a new card.
The problem with digital cameras is that the repair parts and labor are not cheap. So unless it is under warrenty the repair of even small simple things will come close to what you paid for the camera. If you know what the replacement cost is then you can decide if its worth getting it fixed or just to replace it. It's a shame most of the time as the problem is usually on the minor side but the cost isn't.
Posted on Sep 06, 2010
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