Question about Olympus Camedia C-2040 Zoom Digital Camera
I have an Olympus C-2040 Zoom that I bought used about 3 years ago. It's likely around a 2000 model. It gets handled quite roughly; I chose it because I have one just like it at work. Lately the auto focus doesn't work well. Of course I cleaned the lens, and blew out any nooks and crannies with a can of air, just in case the lens wasn't able to move in and out like it should (no idea if that was even applicable, but did it anyway). I have gone through the menus many times, looking for anything that might have gotten changed (my daughter uses the camera too, and may have monkeyed with the menus). I also made sure the "reset" option was on so everything would go back to factory defaults. I even removed the batteries and let it sit for a couple hours. I even changed from rechargeable batteries to a fresh set of regular ones... nothing changed. The macro option, quality options, everything I can think of is set "normal".
I then experimented and took a close up shot of a box with printing on it using manual focus. Without budging, I switched it over to auto focus and took another shot. The difference between the shots is dramatic. The anual focus shot is about as close to perfect as anything I've seen, and the auto focus one looks like someone smeared vaseline on the lens.
Is there some way to do a (for lack of a better word) reboot on this thing so the auto focus can start fresh? Or is it trash can time?
I have the same problem with my camera. What did you do about your autofocus mess?
Posted on Jun 23, 2009
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The non-functioning of the camera can be a fault in the shutter, zoom or auto focus sections and may be due to the failure of the Main control system or the drive. A simple was is to reset and we can try by removing the battery and card for some time. Now replace only the battery and while switching power ON, tap the lens hood on the palm of your hands so as to disengage any dirt or mechanism being struck.
Use some air to blow between the lens to dislodge any sand particles struck inside. Unless you are familiar with handling of small devices must the camera be opened. If so check the voltage on the motor drive, check the auto focus and Zoom drives, it must be free with manual movement. If jammed the motor can be removed and released. If none of these works then you can think of taking consensus with the service centre.
Get estimate before you decide. It will be good to have it checked at the authorised service as you do not have to run around for spares.
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