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Problem in Olympus FE-170 Digital Camera

Hi, When I turn on the camera, the lens comes out but it is not capturing any pics. When i turn off the power the lens does not settle back into body of camera. Is there a quick fix for this problem?

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Re: problem in Olympus FE-170 Digital Camera

Press the power button on and hold it down while extending and twisting the telescopic zoom lens. It might fix your problem. In any case it could not make it worse Good luck!

Posted on Aug 13, 2007

Re: problem in Olympus FE-170 Digital Camera

If it wont go in and the camera seems to be off, press a whole bunch of buttons in paticulary the play button so it can go to the pictures then turn it off!

Posted on Aug 18, 2007

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