Question about Olympus FE-280 Digital Camera

1 Answer

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.

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • 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

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 919 Answers

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.

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I dropped my Olympus FE-340 digital camera. It will not open when I turn it on. The lens stays closed and inside the front of the camera.


Sounds as if an internal linkage has become misaligned. Not user serviceable, unless you are an expert - scamper down to your local friendly camera dealer or repair facility and see how much they would charge. May be cheaper to replace the camera, unfortunately.

Dec 26, 2015 | Olympus Cameras

1 Answer

My olympus FE-280 will not turn on. I put in a fully charged battery and when I press the power button the light on the back blinks red and the lens opens and closes about four times before completely...


There are many sides to the fault but it seems that you have a serious one. The camera needs to be opend to confirm the fault and so it needs experienced hands. The possible fault could be failure of the electronics, maybe the shuter drive, the lens drive or maybe the flash section. Assuming that your battery is good the fault can be related to a shorting or power related malfunctioning. Disconnection of one of the sectionmay be needed to confirm but an access to the camera electronics is a very sensitive job . so take help and hope the fault is economical. Good day

Aug 10, 2010 | Olympus FE-280 Digital Camera

1 Answer

LENS COVER STUCK ON CAMERA OLYMPUS FE 280


Hi there,

Well lens errors are very common in these digital cameras. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism.
Check the below link to do a try to correct it -

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

If further you have the same problem it means there is a gear-motor alignment of the lens which moves in and out with the help of motor. This part is replaceable at an authorized Sanyo Service Center. Aprox repair cost is $120.

Good Luck!!

Thanks for using FixYa

Apr 21, 2010 | Olympus FE-280 Digital Camera

1 Answer

When I turn my FE-230 on it opens and closes the lens multiple times before it stops.Looking in the window the images are blured.I use the auto settings and take pictures of machines.The batteries are...


This is a well known problem with these lens. They have very small focus gears and they get stuck quite easily by sand and dust. The lens unit has to be taken apart and the gears should be cleaned under a microscope. I repair these every day. I would suggest you contact a local camera repair center and let them clean it.

Tom

Mar 03, 2010 | Olympus FE-230 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Focus problem olympus fe 34o


Not focusing at every distance - close to far ?? That seems like a lens problem to me and how the lens is focused, once its fully extended, varies between camera brands. .
Have you dropped this camera or knocked the lens when it has been open ?? Or have you dropped it at the beach and got sand or grit in the lens ??. If it is a lens problem it will have to go back to the service agent for repairs - ther is nothing you can adjust inside unless you are a camera technician

Nov 07, 2009 | Olympus FE-340 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Same exact thing......My mom thinks it needs a new battery.


Hi!
It sounds like your camera lens focus is stuck - could be sand or something in the focus gears - that's the weak spot of these lens. If you can't open the lens and check your lens focus gears yourself, you should contact your local Olympus service center or other camera service center. You can contact me too at toms.safranovs@gmail.com and I can give you a good price.

Hope this helps!

Tom

Jul 29, 2009 | Olympus FE-280 Digital Camera

1 Answer

FE-280 Lens Blurry Photos and no zoom turns off


You have a bad lens. Unless the camera is in warranty the cost of repairing the lens is higher than the value of your camera. The strange noise you hear is the lens motor trying to move the lens. One solution is to blow compressed air around the lens. Sometimes dust and dirt may jam the lens.

Jul 02, 2009 | Olympus FE-280 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Zooming


The exactttt same thing happened to me. I think i still have a warranty on it, and every body has been trying to help me, but it seems the camera is just retarded- and just needs to be replaced

Jan 03, 2008 | Olympus FE-280 Digital Camera

1 Answer

FE-280 Wont Focus and Shust Off


I have the same problem, but my display doesn't show anything. It is just black.

Dec 10, 2007 | Olympus FE-280 Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Olympus FE-280 Digital Camera Logo

516 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Olympus Cameras Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

Willem.
Willem.

Level 2 Expert

359 Answers

Steven Wander
Steven Wander

Level 3 Expert

579 Answers

Are you an Olympus Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...