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Lights are on but nobody's home!

When I press power on button, the orange and green lights above the screen [right of viewfinder at back of camera] flash about 20 x then turn off. Lens doesn't come out.

  • Tried external power lead and new batteries.
  • Tried with PC connection.
  • Tried steps in similar fault report/solution.

Nothing happened. Help! It's been a great camera up to now!

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Re: Lights are on but nobody's home!

I had the same problem two years ago and because the camera was still within warranty coverage, I was able to return it to Olympus for no charge repair and they fixed the zoom lens gear and it works fine.

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

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When i open my camera to take a picture all i get is a black view. i cannot see anything on the display or through the view finder.

Does your camera also have an optical viewfinder? If so, chances are that you accidentally pressed the button that turns the screen off to save battery power. You would then use the optical viewfinder in its place. For your model camera, read the user manual to find out where this button is. On Canon cameras, it's usually a little button labeled DISP or DISPLAY. Just press it oonce to turn the screen back on again.
But if the above doesn't help, have you tried downloading photos taken when the screen is black? Are these photos also black? If so, chances are in this case that you are experiencing a stuck shutter. This is also very easy to remedy (see this).

Sep 05, 2011 | Digital Cameras

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Got a handmedown Olympus Camedia C-5000 Zoom digital camera from a visiting nephew from Sydney sans its manual. Am an old hand with analog SLRs but these digital types seem a bit intimidating with all its...

Nice HandmeDown - I checked Amazon for review guide and they had 1854 positive reviews.
The Button next to the black screen is the master button that switches from mode to mode .. like from the screen to the viewfinder (that's above the black screen) with 2 lights.
If this is your first digi camera then it's a big jump.The camera will need a Memory card (unless your nephew from Sydney left that as well) - the batteries will need a charger .
Try this link below (cut & paste) into your search engine and get a manual to read --
Enjoy - it's a good camera -- Ray

Jan 16, 2011 | Olympus Digital Cameras

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My fuji finepix s700 digital camera green power light come on but the screen is black

I apologize, but did you check to see if the elexctronic viewfinder is active instead of the LCD screen? There is a switch to the right of the viewfinder labelled EVF/LCD and if you accidently pressed that then the LCD stays dark until that is pressed again when the camera is on.

Jan 18, 2010 | Fuji FinePix S700 Digital Camera

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How to get manual focus on Olympus Camedia C-750 ultra zoom digital camera

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When the subject to be focused is not on the AF target mark (not positioned
in the center of the composition), you can use the following steps to obtain the
correct focus on the subject. This operation is referred to as "focus lock".
Determine the position of the subject after focusing (Focus Lock)
1 Press the power switch.
• The camera turns on in the shooting
• The lens extends and the monitor turns
• The orange lamp lights.
2 Turn the mode dial and select a
shooting mode.
"Shooting mode" (P.36)
3 Position the AF target mark on
the subject you want to focus on.
• When shooting a hard-to-focus
subject, point the camera at an object
about the same distance away as the
Press the shutter button halfway
until the green lamp lights.
• When the green lamp lights steadily,
the focus and the exposure are locked.
• When the green lamp blinks, the focus
and exposure are not locked. Release
your finger from the shutter button, reposition
your subject and press the
shutter button halfway again.
5 Keeping the shutter button
pressed halfway, recompose
your shot.
6 Press the shutter button fully.
Try the above, info from D-535, C-370 and X-450.
I can email you the complete manual if this works.

Sep 12, 2009 | Digital Cameras

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Finepix S1000fd just suddenly quit working...

I'm not sure how old this is, but I had this identical problem on my Fujifilm Finepix S1500 and the solution was embarrasingly easy and it may be related to this same problem. If your camera has a viewfinder, see if there's an image there. If so, look to see if you have a EVF/LCD button or something similar on the back of the camera. If so, press it. What had happened with me is that my wife likes using the viewfinder for framing and she presses that button to turn off the rear LCD and on the viewfinder. Maybe the button got pressed accidentally. Press it again and it should switch back. Hopefully this is the solution.

May 26, 2009 | Fuji FinePix S1000FD Digital Camera

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Nikon Coolpix 8800 - viewing photo when using viewfinder

Hi there, thanks for coming to FixYa. My name is Rob and I can help you with that.

Take a look at the back of your camera. Just above the display screen, you can see a button that has something that looks like this |O| The button has a horizontal oval inbetween two vertical lines. Press that button when the camera is on and you will see what the camera sees in the monitor. If you press it again, it will revert back to the electronic viewfinder. If it is set to monitor, then it will always show on the monitor until you hit the button to change it.

That will solve your problem. I would appreciate a fixya rating. If you have anymore questions, or need more help, let me know in a comment.


Feb 26, 2009 | Nikon Coolpix 8800 Digital Camera

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Fuji s5000

Above the screen display on the back of the camera are two small buttons. The left one is blue and the right one is marked EVF/LCD.

Push the right side button to change from the viewfinder to the screen.

You can download the manual here:

Dec 29, 2007 | Fuji FinePix S5000 Digital Camera

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Video Problems

Auto Mode In this mode, all you have to do is press the shutter button and let the camera do everything else. 1. Turn the camera on.
2. Turn the shooting mode dial to normal_mode.gif.
mode_dial.gif 3. Aim the camera at the subject.
4. Use the zoom lever to achieve the desired composition (relative subject size in the viewfinder).
  • The angle of view can be adjusted within the 45 to 100 mm range, in 35mm film equivalent.
  • When the LCD monitor is on, the combined use of the digital zoom and optical zoom enables magnified shooting up to approx. 7x.
5. Press the shutter button halfway.
  • Two beeps will sound when the camera has finished metering, and the indicator will light green or orange. If the LCD monitor is on, the AF frame will appear green.
  • The yellow indicator will blink and the beep will sound one time if the subject is difficult to focus on.
af_frame_indicator_a70.gif 6. Press the shutter button all the way.
  • You will hear the sound of the shutter when the shutter activates.
  • The picture appears for two seconds on the LCD monitor, if it is on.
  • The indicator next to the viewfinder blinks green while data is recorded onto the SD card.

Jun 10, 2007 | Canon PowerShot A400 Digital Camera

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Focus on a particular subject

Try the FOCUS LOCK feature. This feature allows you to focus on a subject roughly the same distance away from you, then re-compose your picture without losing that focus. Open the lens barrier fully. Look through the viewfinder at the AF Target Mark (the 4 lines in the center of the viewfinder). Position the AF Target Mark on a subject roughly the same distance away from you. Press the shutter button halfway until the green lamp lights. While keeping the shutter button pressed halfway, re-compose your picture, then press the shutter fully.

Sep 01, 2005 | Olympus ? Stylus 500 Digital Camera

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Using the camera screen (LCD) as a viewfinder

To use the LCD as a viewfinder: Turn the Mode dial to any Still mode. Press the OK button to turn on the camera screen. Frame your subject in the LCD. Press the Shutter button to take a picture. NOTE: Using the camera screen as a viewfinder significantly reduces battery power. Use it sparingly.

Aug 29, 2005 | Kodak EasyShare One Digital Camera

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