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Olympus fe170 lens stuck

The lens of my camera tries to come out when i turn it on, and it does, but not all the way. it makes noises like its trying to but then it just shuts off. i have to press the button to make it go into review mode so the lens will go back in and turn it off.

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  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2007

    Same problem lens comes out and makes a noise but no picture is seen. I have to press the review button to get it to turn off.

  • bobob Dec 22, 2007

    I have the same problem - I bought the camera less than a year ago and it broke a couple of months afterwards, so I sne tit to be repaired and it came back working ok, though now it has happened again - when I turn it on the lens extends and then the screen freezes and the lens stays stuck out. Very frustrating



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The following blog outlines some repair options for a lens error:

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