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SD card is stuck!

I have a STYLUS TOUGH-3000 digital camera. A few days ago it was working fine, I took pictures all weekend. Yesterday I tried to connect my camera to my computer and it was unresponsive with the USB connector cord. I unplugged it and then the camera would not turn on. Additionally, the SD memory card will not eject. I push down on it and it pops up but then I try to pull it out and it seems to be stuck. I am more concerned that I can not access the photos on the SD card than the actual functionality of the camera. What can I do to resolve this problem? If I send it in for repair will this problem be solved? I look forward to your feedback and hope that this will be resolved asap. Thank you.

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You checked the obvious, lens cover? (sorry had to ask) any grinding noises when you take a picture or focus\zoom?

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Sounds like you will need to format the memory card. This will permanently erase all the data from the card and then you will be able to use it again. To format the card: Press the Ok button - right arrow to Mode Menu - down arrow to Card tab - right arrow to card setup - right arrow to format option. You will see format yes or no. Choose Yes and press ok. This will clear the card full message and the card can be used again.

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SOURCE: USB cord (for Olympus Stylus 790) not recognized on computer

Hello :

The problem is not with the cord . But it's with the computer .

I'll give a solution assuming that you are using [ Windows XP ] as an Operating system . This can also go with [ Win 7 or Win Vista ] .


1: Go to start

2: Go to all programs

3: Go to accessories .

4: Go to system tools .

5: Click on [ restore ]

Now you will see many restoring points . Try to remember which point or time the ( Olympus Stylus ) was working fine .

6: You need to restore your system to that point or time .

7: The system will restore itself to the point you chose and will reboot .

8:After rebooting plug in your Camera USB cable to try if that worked or not . It should work . If not , then the problem is with the Camera . For that you need to reset the Camera and try again .
If that didn't help , then there must be a hardware failure with the camera and it needs to be serviced .

Please don't forget to rate !

good luck .

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Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 prints date on image if you connect it directly with printer to get print out of pictures. Printer must have PictBridge mark to receive picture data directly from camera. Usually this type of printer calls photo printer.

Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 does not show time/ date stamp in picture files either in camera playback or transferred in computer. It only prints date info while printing photos through photo printer.
Connect camera with printer and select Custom Print in setup/ print mode, you will see Date option (with/without) to get photo printout with desired info.
Above info also available in user manual, check page-54 fro more details. Click HERE to download related user manual free copy.
Hope these info will help you.

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Hi, when ever I've seen that message it means the camera wasn't properly sealed when it was taken underwater. There isn't a way to fix that unfortunately you'll have to get a new camera and in the future make sure everything is sealed up tight before taking it in water.

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