Lost all button functionality except power and shutter
The battery warning came on and I replaced batteries a short while afterwards. Some time after that I noticed the zoom function would not work, the menu or function/set, back and forth, flask keys nothing works other than the power and shutter in either camera mode or picture viewer regardless of the picture mode dial seting on the top of the camera.
Re: Lost all button functionality except power and...
There is a secondary battery I suppose for memory retension. It is housed where the other batteries and memory card are, the battery is a CR1220. I replaced that battery and things are working well again.
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I'd try replacing the battery first. It is common for a low power battery to not allow the camera's computer to read what it is supposed to do correctly. If the new fully charged battery doesn't fix it, I'd then contact customer service.
Taken from manual: SETTING THE TIME AND DATE You can set the time and date on the camera as long as the battery stays in the camera. Once the battery is removed the time and date settings will be lost: Symbol on LCD Screen Function When you see "dAt" on the screen, press SHUTTER button to set the time and date. Press POWER/MODE button to toggle from Y09 (2009) to Y30 (2030). Press SHUTTER to advance to next date setting. Press POWER/MODE button to toggle from 01 (January) to 12 (December). Press SHUTTER to advance to next date setting. Press POWER/MODE button to toggle from d01 (1st day of month) to d31 (31st day of month). Press SHUTTER to advance to next date setting. Press POWER/MODE button to toggle from H00 (12 a.m. military time) to H23 (11 p.m. military time). Press SHUTTER to advance to next date setting. Press POWER/MODE button to toggle from 00 (zero minutes) to 59 (59 minutes). Press SHUTTER to advance to next date setting. 1. Once you select the "minutes" setting and press the SHUTTER button, you will return to the SEt entrance for the settings menu. EXITING THE SETTINGS MENU When you see ESC on the screen, press the SHUTTER button to exit the SETTINGS MENU.
(Have it tested first to be sure that's the problem)
If you find that the battery is functioning properly, then the problem is your AC Power Adapter (power cord) so replace whichever one doesnt work.........in otherwords, take it to any place that sells dells, ask them to test your battery vs a new one, and your power cord as well!
In addition to the batteries provided with the camera, the following types of battery can be
used. Choose the power source best suited to the situation.
AA alkaline batteries/Oxyride batteries
The number of pictures that you can take may vary considerably depending on the battery
manufacturer and shooting conditions.
AA NiMH batteries (rechargeable batteries)
Olympus NiMH batteries are rechargeable and economical. For details, refer to the
instruction manual for your charger.
(Lithium battery packs (CR-V3) and AA manganese (zinc-carbon) batteries cannot
(Power consumption by the camera varies depending on which functions are used.
(Power is consumed continuously during the conditions described below causing batteries
to become exhausted quickly.
• The zoom is used repeatedly.
• The shutter button is pressed halfway repeatedly in shooting mode, activating the auto
• The monitor is left on for an extended period of time.
• The camera is connected to a computer or printer
(The battery life varies widely depending on the type of battery, manufacturer, shooting
conditions, etc. Because of this, there may be cases where the camera turns itself off
without displaying the battery level warning, or displays the battery level warning sooner than usual
Hold the power button in the ON position for 10 seconds, then release (obviously making sure the batteries are in first). This forces the camera to do a full reset - you will have to set the time etc when it restarts.
There is a button cell soldered to the main circuit board that powers the real-time clock while the unit is off or the main battery is removed or flat. After a couple of years this button cell dies and has to be replaced. I've had this problem twice in five years, and each time replacing the button cell fixes the problem.
Needs a Garmin workshop, or someone who's good with a fine-point soldering iron.