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My Olympus camera will not turn on even when new batteries are inserted- the power light flickers then goes out.

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  • doodygoodman Mar 08, 2009

    I have tried the advice from the first expert myself with no effect.

  • doodygoodman Mar 08, 2009

    Still no response- the power flickers then goes out



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Reset your camera and try again.

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

  • crysiszone Mar 08, 2009

    Tt seems that you purchase some wrong batterys (it may be of high AMPs.) 


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Remove the batteries and let it sit for at least 12 hours, to make sure the
camera's completely drained. This will cause the camera to reset to factory
defaults and maybe, just maybe, bring it back to life.

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

  • Sibananda Mar 08, 2009

    If you are using alkaline batteries or have bad electrical contacts
    between batteries and camera, that could be the problem. I accidentally
    had an Adaptive Lighting option turned on and my camera indicated
    battery low until that option was turned off. The more programs your
    camera is running, the heaver the load.

    Repair of cameras is more expensive than replacement, but it may help to clean and charge the batteries as described below.

    A friend asked me to clean and charge her new 2000mAh Duracell
    batteries as described in the next link. Those batteries are still
    going strong after four months of normal use and have not been

    Click this link for other camera tips and complete instructions on cleaning camera and battery electrical contacts.

    Most NiMH rechargeable batteries lose charge and should be recharged
    when not used after two weeks, but Duracell and RayOVac new formula
    2000mAh NiMH batteries hold charge one year when not used. Also,
    2000mAh batteries seem to have a longer life. Did not like these
    batteries at first, but have 12 over five years old and all are still
    as good as new. Higher mAh batteries (about one year old) still work
    well in flashlights, but won't start my camera.

    CAUTION Do not overcharge! Batteries can be damaged. Use an automatic
    two or more hour Energizer Compact smart charger with temperature
    monitor, trickle charge technology, and safety timer ($9.76) at
    Walmart. Use pre-charged 2000mAh Duracell ($12.97) or RayOVac ($5.97)
    batteries (both hold charge one year) and a full cycle charge. To
    preserve battery charge, use the viewfinder.

    This could be the best slim line camera with a viewfinder and ... It's
    PINK, but it uses a $49.50 Series G Rechargeable 960mAh lithium-ion
    battery. ... ... ...

    This link is about prolonging the life of lithium-based batteries which
    last from two to three years, but are very expensive. A Sony series G
    rechargeable 960mAh lithium-ion battery is $49.88 at Walmart.

    If batteries are removed more than a few hours, the date/time setting
    and other set-up information will be lost. If the camera is being
    stored for a long time, the batteries should be removed and stored

    Carry and dispose of batteries in baggies, blister packs, or other
    containers to protect ends from short circuit. Batteries explode when
    short circuited. NiMH batteries are environmentally friendly and may be
    discarded with trash.

    Camera reports batteries low, but is it low charge or bad electrical
    contacts? Overcharging can ruin good batteries! The secret to making
    digital cameras work better is having good electrical contacts between
    batteries and camera.

    Digital cameras require lots of power. Bad electrical contacts can
    cause lots of problems so battery and camera contacts must be cleaned
    properly. Batteries may be fully charged, but camera will indicate
    "low" if contacts are not really good. The LCD screen is a low steady
    load, but when lens extension, optical zoom, focus, and flash charging
    are added in the capture mode; the load is very heavy. Bad contacts
    make cameras do strange things like making bad pictures or shutting off
    with the lens out.

    NiMH batteries should be recharged when camera reports batteries low.
    Old batteries can discharge over night, but may provide normal service
    immediately after being charged. Battery pairs no longer usable in
    cameras may work well in flashlights. Do not drop batteries or allow
    voltage below one volt.

    CAUTION To prevent memory card corruption, keep batteries charged,
    format in camera, and don't delete or fill card completely. Wait for
    lights to stop flashing then turn camera off before removing memory.
    For card readers, double click Safely Remove Hardware. Select, then
    click Stop and OK.

    Never touch battery ends or camera electrical contacts. Oil from
    fingers will contaminate contacts. Use batteries in matched pairs of
    same brand and rating. Do not mix old and new batteries. New will only
    do as well as old.

    Click source link for other camera tips and complete instructions on cleaning camera and battery electrical contacts.




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