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Olympus stylus 800 lens problem

When i turn on my olympus stylus 800 camera, the screen displays black....

what i observed is that the outer lens upon turning on will come out but lens inside is not opening..... thus it cant receive light......

how could i fix it?

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  • johnvou Dec 19, 2007

    thank you jackboy for the reply....



    as clarification to your queries...... the menu is displaying well.... only when i turn my camera to picture or video mode that it displays black.....

  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2008

    power on black screen various writing on screen

  • altamese Jun 07, 2008

    I have the same problem. When I turn my camera on the lens don't open up and the screen is completely black no menu items, nothing. When I turn it on it sound like the lens is trying to open but it don't then that is followed by two bell sounds, the same sound when your XD card is full. Please help!

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Fair reasoning but I suspect incorrect.
The screen remaining black- do you mean that it shows no menu item either? or are you getting those but no image? clarify.
If you are getting nothing- is there a hint of 'shadow' images but not illuminated?
It nothing at all then this is an indication of a connector/ main board failure.
Lens not appearing could be the drive motor has stalled.
But the two items together could also mean something much easier to resolve- The battery[s] is not delivering enough power.
Clean the battery contacts. Make sure it is of the correct value as in the manual - if you have replaced it recently .
If that fails it may be new camera time as the likely cost of a repair will be high.

Posted on Dec 18, 2007

  • mabouya Dec 17, 2010

    You need a replacement lens assembly to correct this problem. Olympus p/n VJ946700

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