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Olymus fe-280 very blurry pictures no matter what setting

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It's probably stuck focus in the lens unit. I'm afraid you won't be able to repair it yourself. It's a hardware problem, not software. The lens have to be opened and the gears checked - the focus gears are the most common problem with these lens as the gears are very small and sand, dirt and stuff like that block them easily. If you don't feel like repairing it yourself, you should contact your local Olympus service center or other local camera service center - that's not a hard repair. You can contact me at if you have any questions or if you want to get it repaired for the best price. ;)

Hope this helps!


Posted on Jul 29, 2009

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this is a good camera, don't throw it away!
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