Question about Olympus Camedia C-8080 Wide Zoom Digital Camera
I've had an Olympus c-8080 for 4 years and never had any problems with it other than a cracked LCD. Repairs are a bit pricey so recently when the shutter button stopped working I want to see if there is something I can do. The camera started acting weird and not letting me change settings, zoom, etc. so I powered off & on. The camera then acted like the shutter was already pressed, so I power cycled again. Then for about 5 times I could take 1 picture, and then the camera would seem to lock up... now everything works with out problem, except the all important shutter, which still does not respond after a "factory reset". Should I attempt some electric cleaner spray? Should I attempt taking it apart myself?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Shutter release inoperative
The "button" is actually just a plastic extension for the actual switch on the printed circuit board. You will have to dismantle the camera to gain access to the board and then use a DMM to test the switch contacts.
Posted on Oct 04, 2007
SOURCE: Olympus C-8080 sticks at f8.0
You're confusing aperture with shutter speed but your camera is operating normally. The C-8080's smallest aperture is f8 and cannot go further.
The ranges available are:-
Wide: F2.4, F2.5, F2.8, F3.2, F3.6, F4.0, F4.5, F5.0, F5.6, F6.3, F7.1, F8.0
Tele: F3.5, F4.0, F4.5, F5.0, F5.6, F6.3, F7.1, F8.0
Shutter speeds are:-
15, 13, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3.2, 2.5, 2, 1.6, 1.3, 1, 1/1.3, 1/1.6, 1/2, 1/2.5, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/8, 1/10, 1/13, 1/15, 1/20, 1/25, 1/30, 1/40, 1/50, 1/60, 1/80, 1/100, 1/125, 1/160, 1/200, 1/250, 1/320, 1/400, 1/500, 1/640, 1/800, 1/1000, 1/1250, 1/1600, 1/2000, 1/2500, 1/3200, 1/4000 sec
I cut and pasted the above figures rather than typing them all from:-
Posted on Jul 02, 2009
Does the shutter button feel like it's contacting twice as you press it in? if not, the spring disk in the switch is split; It has happened to me on other cameras on several occasions. Solution is to replace the switch.
If it works otherwise I would suspect the ribbon cable. They can get loose, or the contacts can get oxidized. I don't know specifically about the c-8080, on some cameras the contacts are tinned, which can oxidize. In that case it's a matter of gently rubbing the contact strip with a paper eraser until the contacts become shiny. Of course, that means disassembling the camera ;)
You've probably retired this camera or don't have it anymore but in case you still have it, I hope this helps a bit.
Posted on Dec 17, 2010
Make sure you have the switch turned to "take picture (camera)" instead of "reveiw photos (green triagle)". On this one, i think it is a wheel on the top of the camera.
Only thing I can think of...
Posted on May 05, 2011
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