Question about Olympus TOUGH TG-310 Digital Camera
I charged my camera months ago and ever since then when I turn it on it shuts right off( goes beep beep then powers off) Battery shows full power. I've used this camera maybe 6 months if that. Wondering if it's worth fixing?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I'm having the exact same problem. I was in the middle of zooming on a shot and it froze, so I turned the camera off and on, and now I get the 5-chimes+Zoom Error screen. This is nuts, I've only had the thing for six months, and it was $250 (got the Stylus 730). I *think* I got a replacement plan so that's good. But still... I hope circuit city lets me get a different brand b/c I'm not happy with this now. The only problem I had before was the HORRID shutter delay. I want a model that doesn't have that problem .
Posted on Mar 29, 2008
If your camera is still under warranty, the best thing you can dois to take it to the nearest official repair shop and Olympus Digital Cameras shouldfix it for free.
If your camera is out of warranty, or if Olympus refuses to repairit for free (happens sometimes if for example they suspect the camera has not been treated properly) you can try some ofthe methods listed here to repair it yourself. These simple methodshave helped a lot of people fix their cameras.
Before trying any of the suggestions, make sure your Olympus Digital Cameras has fresh batteries and it is in recording mode.
1) Remove the batteries from the camera, wait for a couple of minutes,then put them back in and turn the camera on.
2) Try compressed air. With a fine tip blow off gun and drycompressed air (20 lbs) set the tip between the lens turret and thecamera body and turn on the air while moving the tip around the lens.It should remove all dust and sand. Turn the camera on and it shouldfunction fine.
3) Another method is to tap the padded USB cover part on a hard surface, for example, a desk. It sounds so simple, but veryoften in works.
4) Try forcing the camera lens:
Turn off the camera. Place it on the back with the lens facing up and take a look at the spacing between the lens and the lens housing. If you notice that the gap is not even all the way around the lens, the problem should be easy to fix. This type of a problem usually occurs if the camera was dropped while the lens was extended.
Simply - VERY GENTLY - press down the lens on the side where the gap is the biggest. You should hear a "click" as it pops back into place. Try powering the camera back on.
If the lens doesn't extend at all or it extends, and then retracts again, do the following. Turn the camera off. Take the camera in one hand and with the other gently take one part of the lens and gently move it round in a circular movement. Do so with both sections of the lens. You will hear a "click" as it pops back in place. Power the camera on.
Another version of this fix would be to pull and twist on the largest ring of the lens while turning the camera on. Listen for a "click". If at first the focus seems to be off, turn the camera on and off and take lots of pictures, close ups and distance. Focus should slowly start improving.
5) If that doesn't work, there is an online guide for dismantling Olympus Digital Cameras and fixing the E18 error. (NOTE: Try this only if your camera is no longer under warranty!)It is a great guide with pictures and it can be found here.
There are 2 other guides, one Bulgarian and one Estonian with the take apart procedure for Canon cameras.They are not in english but have a lot of pictures which help with the process.
- Bulgarian guide
- Estonian guide
Hope this may help you;
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Posted on Jan 29, 2009
SOURCE: Jammed Lens - Olympus Fe-330
I called the store I bought it from, as well as the Olypmus toll free number. They both told me I had to mail my camera to them with a brief description of the problem. It is still under warranty, but I have to pay for shipping to get it to them. They will repair it and send it back to me. Do not try and fix the camera yourself, instead get it fixed professionally with all the proper tools once and for all.
Posted on Mar 19, 2009
i called the company (1-888-553-4448) olympusamerica.com and they told me to send it in and they will repair it for 70.95 plus a 6months warranty because i cant find my reciept. they also said what eva is wrong with it they will be able to repair it, but if u have ur warranty u can send it to them it wont cost u anything because u have ur reciept.
Posted on Mar 23, 2009
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