I dropped my camera and turned it on a few days later and everything works fine except the flash. I have never changed the battery and only a small corner was dented when i dropped it. Is there any way to fix this?
There is a small battery (or large capacitor) inside your camera that stores a charge for when the flash fires. If you dropped your camera and hit the right spot, this battery may have been bumped out of position. A solution would be to open up your camera to see, but this is obviously risky and can void a warranty if you still have one. If you do choose to look inside, be sure to not tear any gentle wiring as this can ruin your camera for good (I know because it's happened to me).
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Either the LCD screen is cracked or defective in some other manner. It's possible the LCD works but just the backlight is out as well. Either way, the camera needs to be opened and the LCD checked out.
The Olympus "Tough" and "SW" cameras are FAR FROM being either "Tough" or "S"hock and "W"aterproof. I have seen dozens and dozens of them with cracked glass over the LCD and destroyed by water damage. Sounds like something got inside your camera or it was badly dropped.
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Take the batteries out of the camera and let it sit for around an hour. Turn your dial to "set up", then put the batteries back in and turn the camera on, it should ask you to reset the date and time on the LCD. If it doesn't, your camera is essentially dead. Buy a new Panasonic FZ35 if you can afford it. Best All Around Camera I have ever had including the more expensive SLRs.
Remove the batteries and clean the battery contacts inside the camera
with a soft cloth (a heavy buildup on the contacts may require cleaning
with a fine wire brush, steel wool, or sandpaper). Remove any residue
that the cleaning leaves in the camera, and then reinstall the
batteries. This clears most power-on problems, but if yours persists,
check the Kodak troubleshooting guide at:
This is not a problem. This is a function that shows you the "burn" area at the photo. If you wishes to drop it just rotate the command dial at rear of the camera. You can change the option by changing the menu as shown at page 75 in the manual.
i think the firmware is corrupted ..... you must install new firmware .... just visit the nearby showroom or technician he will install the new firmware .......... for installing firmware it may costs some 300 to 400 bugs .... how ever there may be other problems too may be the battery is dead just change battery and check.... check whether it is detecting in pc or not..........