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Olympus Stylus 770SW error message

While snorkelling, my Stylus 770SW started flashing an error message:
"Card Cover Open" and then "please check card cover".

The card cover is not open. Neither is the USB cover. There was no water inside either compartment, totally dry.. Changing batteries doesnt do anything. Manual is no help.It almost seems intermittent at times.

Any ideas?

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Re: Olympus Stylus 770SW error message

After only 15 days mine did the same thing. I called the dealer Olympus and they gave me a RAN number and told me where to send it. I got a call about a week later. They said because the camera had moisture inside I was not coverd. The best they would do is mail me a rebate card for 25 dollars off my next purchase. I was like WTF. The woman said sorry but that was all they could do. When I asked to speak to manager she hung up.

Posted on Dec 05, 2007

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The lens cover on my olympus stylus 770sw is stuck open and the camera will not turn on.

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Card cover open error message


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I have lost the usb chord for my olympus 770sw. how can I get another one?

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Card cover open error message...

The problem you are describing is a problem with the sensor on the card cover door It seems to have failed and needs to be replaced. Following are the instructions to send your camera to Olympus for service. Olympus will charge a flat rate repair fee for this product if beyond the one year factory warranty or the warranty is voided. The cost is $101.85 plus your local sales tax. This covers parts and labor, factory cleaning and diagnostic check, 6 month warranty and the cost of shipping the product back to you is all included in that price.

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Hey bella143,
The length of the video you can record is not determined by the camera it is determined by the size of the memory card you use. This camera comes with a 512mb memory card, and this camera should be able to record about 45 minutes of video on a 1gb card which should be about 22 minutes of video on a 512mb card. This of course is assuming your memory card is empty. I hope this helps.

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I repeatedly removed, ref-formatted and replaced the card.  I did this 3-4 times and, while the battery did run down rather quickly, the card error problem seemed to be resolved.

I took some sample pics, download to comptuter, replaced card in camera and was delighted to find them still visible, and no card error message came up.

I hope this is a permanent solution.... and will have to check again when I have a chance to download again.

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"Card-cover open" error message

It's when putting the card in.. typically you put it in and it clicks (so to speak).. if you delay removing your finger-push, it does something to the card and makes a Disconnect, although in looking at it, it looks just fine.. and the cover closes... A lot of people are reporting 'door open' errors. The micro-switch in the door housing is quite sensitive and pressure shifts from your hand on the door can cause it to trigger as if the door were opened. some get progressively worse. One fix is to add a little bit of length to the plastic that contacts the switch, either a layer of tape or a drop of epoxy, etc. This may help (or may not if the switch itself is flaky). Another fix discussed bypassing the switch altogether, obviously not for the faint of heart (or cameras in warrantee).

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