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Olympus 5060 - buttons not working consistently

I've got a 5060 that has seen a fair amount of use.. Occasionally, I'm unable to adjust the aperture or flash settings - the buttons don't seem to work at all, the on-screen menus don't appear, but the camera still works otherwise (I can take a picture, just can't adjust the settings). I'll change the batteries, turn the camera on and off several times and then it will usually function normally. I've tried leaving the camera in a ziploc bag with some silica packets for a couple of days in case there was some moisture in the camera, but the problem still appears sporadically. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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  • shadowkat Nov 29, 2007

    im having the exact same problems!.......but cant seem to find out the solution short of sending the camera off somewhere.......cant delete pictures either, although i can take pictures........which im doing on the other memory card installed in the camera!

  • fkruger Nov 29, 2007

    I got a similar problem with my camera. As it seems a common pattern,
    it's most likely an design issue with the components or software. Only
    way I see to get it fixed is to send it to back Olympus.

    Regards, F.

  • romano-sk May 20, 2008

    Hi, I have similar problem but on my cam only two buttons doesn't work. Arrow buttons (left and down). The switches can not be cleaned as you can not get to their contacts. Anyway I have dismouned the cam and found that from electrical point of view they are working (switching) so something behind them have to be wrong. Do you have somebody schematic? Thank you for any advice.

  • troykeith Jun 19, 2008

    Follow-Up: I kept at it w/the ziploc bag and silica packs and eventually the problem has gone away (except on extremely humid days) so I'm assuming it was/is moisture related. Others may want to try it for a week or so and see if it clears things up.

    Troy Keith

  • troykeith Jun 19, 2008

    Follow-Up: I kept at it w/the ziploc bag and silica packs and eventually the problem has gone away (except on extremely humid days) so I'm assuming it was/is moisture related. Others may want to try it for a week or so and see if it clears things up.

    Troy Keith

  • babberg Nov 27, 2008


    awkward but handy when you are stuck , gentle downward pressure on mode dial will give a v.short term fix .



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  • Kaahsi May 23, 2014

    Unfortunately the spar part is no longer available.

  • Kaahsi May 23, 2014

    Unfortunately the spar part is no longer available.



I wonder if this is corrupted camera firmwear try updateing to the latest firmwear upgrade.
or take off top of camera and clean switches useing electrical switch cleaner.

jeff oly c5060 user ps could also be dirty mode dial switch.

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