During a recent kayak trip my C765 decided to take a swim. It was under water for about 20 seconds I would guess, before I could rescue it. I immediately removed the battery and xd card. I removed the back cover the following day (I was camping and could not do it immediately). I let it air out for several days. Now it will not power up. Is it finished or worth repairing? Thanks
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Seawater is very bad for electronics. (I'm sure that comes as no surprise!)
I spent six years in the Navy, and we regularly had electronic items that got dropped in seawater. The best solution we found was to remove the battery, drop the unit in distilled water for a second or less, and then let it SLOWLY dry out by putting it under a regular desk lamp, but not too close. I've used this on cell phones with swimming pool water, and it works there also.
Not to discourage you, but this didn't always work. It was a little better than 50/50, but half a chance is better than a broken camera.
Best wishes, and thanks for using FixYa.
To remove and replace the flash unit is complicated and fraut with the unexpected. I would suggest that you take it for repair. Also this is not an underwater camera, so after a while expect problems from corrosion. If it was dried in a bowl of rice it may have absorbed most of the water from the experience of swimming. However, damage will have been done, as atested by the faulty flash unit. Ther repair people will be able to give you a report on its internal condition and some advice on how long it may last before it gives up. Please rate my help++++Thanks for using FIXYA
Open the battery compartment and remove the batterys and the memory card. Completly dry the camera as best you can without further damaging it. Let it set open up like this for about 5 to 7 days. Recharge the battery and reinsert the battery and memory card. If you have to reinsert the battery to recharge the battery, do so. If it still doesn't work, contact the factory for a repair estimate.
Try cleaning the battery contacts in the camera and on the battery with the eraser end of a pencil if you can. Corrosion on the contacts may keep it from working. There may be other water damage inside the camera too.
I also own an olympus c765 and was wondering how to use the manual focus option when I came across your post. Actually I have been wondering whether manual focus is of any use in an olympus c765 because the manual does not talk anything about it.
However, I just found out that there is a way of activating/deactivating manual focus. Here it goes:
1. Turn the camera on
2. Switch to any mode - portrait/landscape etc
3. Press and hold the 'OK' button on the centre for a second until you see a MF/AF option on the screen
4. Switch to MF and focus on any subject by pressing the up/down keys.
Most likely, your camera has been turned to Manual Focus option, which is why it is not focussing any more. Follow the steps above and turn it back to Auto Focus option and let me know if your problem gets solved.
I wish you have explained more about what you mean by close-ups.
If you are talking about portraits:
...avoid flash - use some type of dim portable lamps
...use the optical zoom set to about 2X
.....move back and reframe the subject
...set the camera to "aperture priority" and
.....select f2.8 (to blur the background)
If you are talking about table top photography:
...avoid flash - use some type of bright
...use a tripod
...set the camera to shutter priority and select a
.....slow shutter speed (to increase depth of field)
...focus on the exact spot you want to be sharpest