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I have an Olympus E-20p. Recently, when powering

I have an Olympus E-20p. Recently, when powering on with the dial set to program mode, I hear a clicking sound that changes tones (two distinct patterns of clicking) and then goes away. The control panel shows the following numbers in this order: 084 500 161 502 284. Sometime during this process, the red light blinks showing the CF card is being accessed, but then camera doesn't respond. I can't take any photos.
If I turn the camera off and set the dial to playback mode, then turn the camera back on, the camera accesses the CF card and lets me view the contents of the card on the monitor. The control panel shows the batter indicator and the CF card indicator.

As far as I know, the camera has not been dropped.

Can anyone provide any information about what may be happening?

Thanks!

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