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So, I've had an Olympus fe-230 for almost two years now. This camera was sent in for repair under warranty about four months after purchase (August '07), because I got caught in a rain storm with it and it fizzled. Olympus fixed it up for me, and I haven't had problems since then. It is possible I may have dropped the camera at some point since then, but I really don't remember doing so. Anyway, the problem: the camera was working just fine this Wednesday night, I took pictures, it was running out of battery, so I turned it off. I turned it on this afternoon (Friday), and it makes some ungodly buzzing noises while the lenses go in and out. At first, the LCD screen turned on, but it couldn't focus and would die immediately after I tried to take a picture. Now, the screen won't even come on. I'm wondering if this is fixable without sending into repairs?

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  • 40love Dec 14, 2008

    I have the same problem and it too, just happened overnight. Worked fine one day and then the next, not working. Did not drop it, no moisture, etc. help! I love this camera.

  • preciouspaki May 16, 2009

    Olympus is not a good company from my opionin. But, i love this camera,.

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You have to get it fixed from the shop you bought it at. Because, one of the wires has becomed chemically messed up. So the best solution is that. But, remmeber when you go to the store you bought it they might ask you to pay even if you have a warranty still, tell  them to fix it for free. Hope I helped.

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