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Won't take pictures.

My olympus digital camera will not take pictures. Normally when I slide the front open to expose the lens, it would telescope out and I could view the image on the screen on back of camera. But now, when I slide the front open, the lens doesn't telescope out and the camera does not come on. I can, however, turn the camera on to view previously taken pictures and the battery is completely charged, so that's not the problem.

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The problem you are describing is a problem with a sensor that is behind the lens cover door on the front 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 $83 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 May 22, 2009

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