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Red Flash icon blinking, never charges flash, Olympus FE-170

Olympus FE-170, used 3 years, all of a sudden now when turning it on the flash icon blinks forever, won't take pics and the flash won't charge. It only takes pics in non-flash mode. Tried 2 sets of new charged batteries, all 2500 mh, still won't charge flash/take pictures, waiting for Olympus to respond

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SOURCE: No flash

it seems that the flash is not charging. the only way to fix is to show it to some repairer.

Posted on Oct 28, 2006

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SOURCE: problem in Olympus FE-170 Digital Camera

Press the power button on and hold it down while extending and twisting the telescopic zoom lens. It might fix your problem. In any case it could not make it worse Good luck!

Posted on Aug 13, 2007

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SOURCE: Flash Problem

there is no chance you can fix it.. you need prof service to fix it. internal flash circuitry malfunction is present. try shooting in program mode or manual setting ( not using flash).

Posted on Sep 07, 2007

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SOURCE: broken Lcd panel

Broken LCD screen is quite easy to replace on the FE-170 and FE-210. I have purchased cameras with bad lens but good LCDs on ebay pretty cheaply( compared to having Olympus repair camera).

Posted on Jun 22, 2008

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SOURCE: flash Does not work. Can only take pictures in flash-off mode

The problem you are describing is a problem with the flash charging indicator switch inside the camera. It seems to have failed and needs to be replaced. Following are the instructions to send your camera to Olympus for service.

http://olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_servicerepair.asp

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 $83 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.

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

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To my knowledge, an Olympus FE-170 has no audio recording capability and records the video on 15FPS.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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