Question about Olympus Camedia Stylus 300 Digital Camera

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What..... Don't know what is wrong with my olympus. When i open the cover to take pictures the orange and green lights falsh and it makes a noise.. like a beep a couple of beeps really and then it goes off. Like it is shouting at me and then it goes off.please help. I love this camera

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  • Watertight Nov 02, 2007

    A month ago the same thing happened to my Olympus Camedia Stylus 300. Like you I am most frustrated with it as I think it has been a great little camera.
    Mine is just 3 years old, which my son says is its life expectancy..he doesn't suggest what mine is!

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2008

    Same problem, I open it, it flashes, the lens moves in and out. Flashing lights stay on even when the cover is closed.

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. I am so shocked because it's been a wonderful camera, and my son has even won awards with his phots, even though the zoom is only 3X. I'll see about another battery, I guess. The lens is stuck open and out. It won't even shut. I charged the battery, made sure it was clean.

  • nikonguy Jun 14, 2008

    Recharged my battery for my OLympus Stylus 300. Put back in camera and the Amber and Green light started to flash and the camera beeped for a few seconds and that was it. Nothing. This is a great camera it is hard to believe it has finally bit the dust? I have had it for 4 years. I took it to a camera repair shop after about 20 mins of trouble shooting it appears that the camera requires major surgery which will cost more than camera is worth.



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At my place, the xd picture card was broken.

Posted on Sep 13, 2008


At my place, the xd picture card was broken.

Posted on Sep 13, 2008


Never buy an olumpus camara again, it seems to be the only faulty one, mine broke after just a year!!!!!!!

Posted on Jun 28, 2008

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I think I had the same problem as you... I found it was a power issue. I needed stronger batteries. Lithiums worked well.

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