Question about Olympus FE-170 Digital Camera
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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
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
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
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.
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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