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Changing the Olympus 5050 monitor

I have, unfortunately, cracked the monitor on my beloved Olympus 5050. I have now bought another 5050 for spares. Can anybody give me detailed instructions on how to replace the monitor? It would be greatly appreciated

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I am getting stripes across my picture when I use my digital camera. How can I fix this problem? I have an Olympus Camedia c-5050 digital zoom

IF the stripes are on the pic and not in the monitor, your CCD is failing. It is made of many horizontal and vertical traces, the Vertical traces usually go and are a thin red line. If the lines are fatter than 1 pixel, then your CCD is exhibiting moisture ingress that is common with this camera and it is not repairable due to parts no longer made unless you want to replace the CCD chip on the daughterboard yourself.

Sep 24, 2012 | Olympus Camedia C-5050 Zoom Digital Camera

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My olympus 5050 took a fall onto carpet and popped the main control dial off. the camera works but needs new dial.where should i seek repairs or can i get a new dial and pop it in/

I believe the part you are looking for is called a "mode selector" doing a google search will reveal the way you can replace it, not very difficult, with step by step instructions. Good luck!

May 03, 2011 | Olympus Camedia C-5050 Zoom Digital Camera

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The mode dial broke off and olympus will not repair it. Where can I find a replacement part Olympus c 5050

Try Ebay for camera parts. Or try to find the same camera "as is" cheap, then you can replace the part yourself and save a LOT of $.

Feb 19, 2010 | Olympus Camedia C-5050 Zoom Digital Camera

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What settings do I use to take a photo using the remote control unit?

On page 110 of your advanced user manual explains how to set up the camera for remote control shooting.

May 12, 2009 | Olympus Camedia C-5050 Zoom Digital Camera

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How to view in the LCD monitor when taking picture.

Unfortunately with this camera it does not have a live view LCD screen. You will need to shoot all images with the viewfinder and then use the LCD to review them.

Nov 22, 2008 | Olympus EVOLT E-500 Digital Camera

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Olympus C5050

That's a crying shame.  I believe that spares are no longer available for this unit (which is, IMHO, one of the very best prosumer digitals ever built).
Your best bets would be to take it to a local camera service center, or, to look on eBay for a used C5050 or C8080 (8MP with most of the same capabilities and some improvements, but, not quite as good an aperture) for a very reasonable price in good condition.
I know that's less than ideal, but, after a great deal of research on a similar problem with my C5050, that's where I ended up.

Sep 22, 2008 | Olympus Camedia C-5050 Zoom Digital Camera

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Hi Annie....I just found this Repair Advisory from Olympus, and it sounds exactly like what's happening with your camera (same as mine).... Hopefully your camera is within the 4 year free repair period for this defect -- sadly, mine was not.... Best wishes & blessings! Michelle


It has recently come to our attention that a limited number of C-5050 Zoom cameras may
exhibit the following symptoms:

In picture taking mode, the camera will produce pictures that are of a gray or
purple tone or the pictures will be completely black. If the LCD monitor is used
to compose the picture, the preview display will also be dark.

NOTE: This problem may be accelerated if the product is frequently exposed to hot and humid

We sincerely apologize if you experience this problem. In response, Olympus Imaging America
Inc. will cover all costs involved in repair service in order to bring the product back to full
working specifications. Olympus Imaging America Inc will extend the repair service coverage
for this defect for up to four years from the purchase date of your product. The following
facilities are equipped to service Olympus digital camera products in the United States:

Olympus Imaging America Inc.
400 Rabro Drive
Hauppauge, NY 11788-4258


Olympus Imaging America Inc.
1805 Holder Street, Suite 170
Cypress, CA 90630-5145

An Olympus representative will work with you to determine if your product requires service and
to provide you with complete product repair instructions if needed. Please give us a call at (888)
553-4448, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 10 pm Eastern Time. If you would like to
correspond with us via e-mail, please send your message to:

This policy applies to products distributed in North America by Olympus Imaging America Inc.
For products distributed outside of North America, please visit the Olympus homepage
( to find the distributor in your area.

Sep 11, 2008 | Olympus Camedia C-5050 Zoom Digital Camera

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Blurry Images

You made the same big mistake I made, we bought an Olympus Digital Camera! I have the same problem with my Olympus C-5050, it's the CCD sensor. Will cost you more than $200, and if your camera is over a year, you pay.

Sep 13, 2005 | Olympus Camedia C-5050 Zoom Digital Camera

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Telephoto lens for digital camera

It will not work because it is the wrong thread size. Here is info on the Olympus TCON-17 lens for the 5050: TCON-17 (1.7X) Telephoto Conversion Lens Extend the capabilities of your digital camera with the TCON-17 Telephoto Converter lens. This telephoto lens will increase the magnification of your subject by 1.7x when your camera lens is set to the telephoto position. This will help you bring in the subject when you can't get closer, for example, shooting sports or concerts. Please see below for additional items required to attach this lens to your camera. The following models require the CLA-1 and 43-55mm Step-Up Ring: C-2000/2020/2040/3000/3020/3030/3040/4000/4040/5050 Zoom ....... The video lens is too small (diameter). If you found one with a 43mm thread and put it on the 5050, you would experience severe vignetting (clipping of the corners of the photo).

Sep 05, 2005 | Olympus Camedia C-5050 Zoom Digital Camera

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Battery life expectancy

The D-535Z uses two AA batteries, and Olympus includes alkalines in the box. Unfortunately those won't last long and will end up in the trash. So I recommend buying a four pack of NiMH rechargeables (plus a charger), which gives you a set for the camera plus a spare. Unfortunately Olympus doesn't publish any battery life statistics for the D-535, so I can't give you any exact numbers. It depends a lot on how much you use the flash and LCD screen. Don't leave the screen on all the time, use it sparingly and you should find an increase in shot numbers. BMW

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