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This camera has been a great little camerafor a lot of years.

Do yu'll repair this camera ? it will not turn on when switch is on.

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If you've tried fresh batteries and ensured that there is no corrosion inside the battery compartment, then it is a problem that wouldn't be cost effective to fix. Repairs on most camera equipment at any shop run at least $50 and up.

Working used cameras of this model are selling for $20 on eBay, so I'd suggest exploring that option if the first suggestions don't fix the problem

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Unfortunately the repair shops are correct, and like many similar models the situation is made worse by the fact that your camera was never designed to be repaired or serviced. It was made to last about six years/100 rolls of film before being replaced. Professional repairers also won't touch your camera as it is quite literally worthless: customers tend to balk at fees which far exceed the cost of replacing the camera and so the repairer risks doing unpaid work with a very high risk of a subsequent unpaid warranty repair if the camera fails again shortly after being fixed..

The good news is that as there are millions of similar cameras lying unused you can replace it free or extremely cheaply. Many charity/thrift shops have boxes full and almost have to give them away, and if you ask on FreeCycle you'll usually get something comparable.

Virtually all of my camera gear has come from FreeCycle. The original mju or mju 2 are far more common than your model and are both excellent, although the same cannot be said for all Olympus compacts. The original fully manual Trip is superb, but the later models of the same name are poor. The XA and XA2 are excellent (especially the XA), but the later XA's aren't much good. If you want to try non Olympus models, then one astonishingly overlooked and underrated model is the Canon SureShot Classic 120. It's really high quality, has the option of spot metering, and the lens is simply incredible. They weren't produced in massive numbers but aren't rare either.

One other benefit of having a broken camera like yours is that you now have nothing to lose at all in trying to dismantle and find the problem yourself. It's unlikely you'll be successful, but you will gain invaluable experience to carry forward to your next repair attempt. You won't find any servicing manuals for the reasons given before, so will just have to use patience and common sense.

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I need a new battericap


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Always check the batteries first but if is it still giving the same fault, your camera is faulty.
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I loaded the film but display window shows a flashing zero


Go ahead and try anyway. A ruined film is far cheaper than a useless camera or a professional repair. In any case, if the film hasn't loaded properly it will only be the first short length of film which is ruined. As this is a newly loaded film you haven't any risk of losing any undeveloped photos.

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Reads "Error"


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The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.

Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.

Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).

Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.

Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.

Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.

Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair center for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.

If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.

You can also have a look at THIS link.

Hope the advise is useful. please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance.

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Error message L1 and L2


Hello

The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.

Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.

Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).

Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.

Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.

Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.

Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair center for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.

If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.

You can also have a look at THIS link.

Hope the advise is useful. please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance. Also, please be so kind to let me know if you found this helpful.

Regards
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