Question about Olympus FE-290 Digital Camera
When setting the mode dial, some positions do not result in the proper settings. For instance, "movie" comes up twice, And "P" usually results in a shutdown.
Internally, there is a white multi-conductor strip which connects the mode selector to the circuit board.
At one (minute) location on that connector strip, the insulation corresponding to one of the individual conductors has been penetrated. Still, the "shadow" of the conductor can be seen (when back-lit) to be continuous past that point, and so appears to be intact. This could be an illusion.
I would like to have been able to try replacing this part, but don't know how to get one.
Now, when everything is together, that connector strip is pressed pretty tightly between the back and the circuit board...and at just the location that corresponds to the minute damage, there is a small, metallic, and sharply-cornered component or connection protruding from the circuit board sufficiently to have crimped the strip, and it is conceivable that that penetrated the insulation. The damage also could have been done with a tool the assembling technician used to install the strip.
But maybe all those things are just a misleading coincidence.
I did try placing a couple of layers of (scotch) tape on both sides of the strip at the critical location in hope of protecting it and to ensure insulation. That did not seem to help, and the conductor may be broken after all.
Before even looking so far as to find the connector issue, I started by examining the back of the thumb-wheel (mode dial) itself, and it appears to be perfect.
FixYa sent me an email asking whether the problem was solved, and if so, how I did it....Here is my response to that query...
The problem is solved....I decided not to wait for an answer (that I didn't expect would come---the issue was a bit "involved") and placed the item up for auction on ebay with a clear description of the camera's deficiencies. Bidding has already commenced as I write this. Someone ELSE may be contacting you soon about this, though!
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
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