Question about Olympus FE-280 Digital Camera

1 Answer

FE-280 Wont Focus and Shust Off

FE-280 camera - Worked great for about 2 weeks. While on vacation developed a problem - when you turn the camera on the lens goes in and out like it is trying to focus. Once it is through with the lens action when you try to set up for a picture (any mode) and focus on the subject the camera will not focus and then shuts down. Acts like the battery is dead but camera shows fully charged battery. Any ideas?

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • Nicko84 Dec 23, 2007

    I have exactly the same problem. The camera lens looks off-centre. This problem occured on its own. I haven't dropped or misued it.

  • Emily718 Dec 29, 2007

    Same thing just started happening to me! Has anyone found an answer to this yet???

  • arliz Jul 25, 2008

    i have the same poblem and i just think is the brand because im on my second one but i still buy them what should we do.



1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I have the same problem, but my display doesn't show anything. It is just black.

Posted on Jul 30, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

The camera won't focus or zoom in and out. It feels like the lens drive machanism is rough when it turns on. When you try to focus in or out the led display between the camera and play buttons blinks and...

A couple of suggestions:
Try resetting all features back to the default. Your manual will show you this if you can't find the settings on your camera.
if that doesn't work, this company does great repairs:
and will clean your camera as part of it too.

Jul 16, 2010 | Olympus FE-280 Digital Camera

2 Answers

My fe-280 model has color problems.

Has this camera ever been left in a hot car?

Apr 17, 2010 | Olympus FE-280 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Need to take apart an olympus fe 280 will not

Google the words...disassemble a digital camera.

Dec 08, 2009 | Olympus FE-280 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Camera will not focus

yes i have the saem issue did you see the post about compressed air?

Nov 09, 2009 | Olympus FE-280 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Olympus FE-280 not working properly

the lens could be the problem.. probably need to send to repair before the warranty runs out

Aug 28, 2008 | Olympus FE-280 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Camera doesn't turn on-battery recharge prob?

okayy well when it came out the first time i Grabbed the Lens and held it till the camera turned off and the lens stayed out i blew on it and i turned it on and it worked =)

Jul 26, 2008 | Olympus FE-280 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Can you pleade help?

I am on vacation and forgot my cd to be able to download pictures from the camera; FE- 280, to my pc notebook, that's a toshiba satellite with home vista. Is there a way I can download these pictures to my notebook without the software that I forgot to bring with me. It's not loaded on my notebook. Thanks.

May 05, 2008 | Olympus FE-280 Digital Camera

1 Answer


The exactttt same thing happened to me. I think i still have a warranty on it, and every body has been trying to help me, but it seems the camera is just retarded- and just needs to be replaced

Jan 03, 2008 | Olympus FE-280 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Automatic zoom

recharge battery after full charge install it what are changes ,does it works? If not clean battery teminals.

Dec 26, 2007 | Olympus FE-280 Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Olympus FE-280 Digital Camera Logo

Related Topics:

287 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Olympus Cameras Experts


Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers


Level 2 Expert

359 Answers

Steven Wander
Steven Wander

Level 3 Expert

593 Answers

Are you an Olympus Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides