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Olympus 550UZ won't turn on - lens problem?

My Olympus 550UZ won't turn on. It doesn't do anything, no blinking, no noises, nothing. It is NOT the batteries!!!!! I have made quite sure that the batteries work completely. The only thing I can see that may be contributing to the problem is an internal lens covering that looks like it is stuck open. There is no way to access the lens covering since the outer lens glass is covering it. Please help! I have had this camera for only 1 year and I am a very anxious budding photographer who wants to get out there and take photos again!

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You probably didn't wash the camera after using it underwater specially in salt water. The salt will dry inside the lens and may cause this problem. Try soaking the camera for a while - wash it according to the manual's instructions. Hopefully soaking it will clear the deposits and clear the lens. Good Luck.

Posted on Jul 26, 2007

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When I try to zoom on my SP 550 UZ it says battery empty, yet operates normally otherwise. 

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SOURCE: How To Remove The Fixed Lens From The Olympus E-10 For Cleaning

The easy fix is to buy a new camera. Or trade up to Canon equipment that is easier to clean.

-BLL63

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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This cleaning process is very delicate and sensitive. Cleaning lens should be done by authorized or pro camera technician. I suggests you to bring it to the nearest cam service center because they have appropriate tools to open the camera and properly clean it. A single failure or error on cleaning it by yourself might give fatal result to your camera.

Posted on Oct 04, 2008

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Your problem may be due to weak/worn out batteries or corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera which can prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the camera. Try this free fix before you do anything else: remove the batteries and wipe the camera contacts firmly with a dry cloth (heavy corrosion may require cleaning with a wire brush, steel wool, or sandpaper). Remove any residue that may have fallen into the battery compartment during cleaning, then wipe both ends of the batteries and place them back in the camera. This cleaning clears the problem about 90% of the time. If it doesn't work for you, chances are that your batteries need to be replaced because they're just too worn to properly power the camera. And then, of course, there's the possibility that your camera may have a problem that requires professional repair.

Posted on Sep 27, 2009

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