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Lens stuck open will not retreat battery fully charged when it is turned on lens moves in and out but will not fully close

Olympus fe-280 8.0 megapixel camera, lens is stuck wont retreat.

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  • jsms3 May 14, 2009

    i had the same problem after my girlfriend dropped it about 2 months ago. the lens was stuck out and sort of cocked sideways. when i turned it on it made like a loud clicking or popping sound i think three times and shut off wouldnt do any thing else.so i was mad one day and grab it and turned it on while pushing it in harder and harder till it snapped back in place and has worked all functions fine ever since. just understand i am only saying what i did and it worked. i do not take any responsability for someone further breaking and blaming me

  • Anonymous May 23, 2009

    have same problem with mine is a sanyo digital camara

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    lens wont close when turned off

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The problem you are describing is a problem with something in the lens assembly of the camera. It seems to have failed and needs to be replaced. Following are the instructions to send your camera to Olympus for service.

http://olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_servicerepair.asp

Olympus will charge a flat rate repair fee for this product if beyond the one year factory warranty or the warranty is voided. The cost is $66.85 plus your local sales tax. This covers parts and labor, factory cleaning and diagnostic check, 6 month warranty and the cost of shipping the product back to you is all included in that price.

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