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Dropped it -- lens was open and now won't retract.

Only response is when power button is pushed the yellow light comes on and there is a "musical" sound.

Lens seems to be "off track" and won't move.

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SOURCE: camera lens will open then close, plus both orange and yellow lights both flashing all the time

In addition to the one year World Wide Warranty,
issued by Olympus Corporation in Japan, the European warranty, issued by Olympus Imaging Europa GmbH, is
valid for two years from the date of purchase, if purchased after 1st April 2004

Posted on Jan 05, 2008

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Hey cjk1234,
You can replace the lens on the camera through a authorized service technician, but often with digital camera repairs the cost of the repair exceeds the price of the camera. I would have the camera looked at by an authorized service tech.

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Posted on Apr 25, 2008

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SOURCE: len will not retract

Bad Lens assembly, cost more to fix than replace.
Check the Olympus store for clearance items,
Pricewatch is a good one also.
Never buy a used one online, new is ok, because dropping them is the #1 reason for the lens assembly failure.
I'm sorry I couldn't be more helpfull.
Best regards, Paul

Posted on Jun 11, 2008

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Hey memiche,
You could try resetting the camera to the default factory settings, and directions on how to do this are on page 20 of your camera manual. If this doesn't work then there is either something obstructing the movement of the lens (i.e. sand), or damage to the lens mechanism. If it is something obstructing the movement of the lens you could try blowing compressed air into the side of the lens to try and dislodge whatever is in there. If that doesn't fix the problem you could try putting the camera on a flat surface with the lens pointing up and holding in the shutter button, and while doing that turn the camera on. If none of this works I would have the camera looked at by an authorized service technician. I have included a link to a PDF download of your camera manual in case you need it. I hope this helps!

http://www.olympusamerica.com/files/FE-210%20Advanced%20Manual.pdf

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Posted on Jul 02, 2008

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SOURCE: the lens won't retract

If the lens is stuck out extended you may want to call Olympus Customer Service to discuss repair process and pricing. If the battery is fully charged and the lens still stays extended then this is a clear repair issue as something in the lens assembly has failed. Their telephone number is 800-622-6372 option 2 and then option 3

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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