Question about Olympus Stylus 800 / ? 800 Digital Camera

3 Answers

Lens cover will not full open up help needed

Does anyone know how I can repair the sliding lens cover on the stylus 800, when you turn it on it will try to slide open but you have to help it out to get the lens to come out. I've taken it to a camera shop and was told it would cost over 200.00 which is too much money. I feel the lens cover is off track, is there any way I can fix it my self? i'm pretty good in fixing things, haven tried opening it up because I don't know what could be inside if it's taken apart.

Posted by on

  • 4 more comments 
  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2008

    Identical problem. You can remove the cover and just get rid of it as a last result. Otherwise the camera is unusable, right....

  • j_elliott Mar 28, 2008

    same problem; what's causing it?

  • Jennifer McRee Apr 20, 2008

    My lens cover is stuck in the open position. It still takes pics, but the cover won't close. You can hear it trying to close.

  • stylushelp Jul 17, 2008

    I've taken the front cover off and it works but now I don't know how to fix the mechanism.

  • b0k29 Oct 14, 2008

    I have the same problem and mine didn't stop there...It just gotten worst...



    Lens now has this loud "THUG" or "CLICK" sound when you try to zoom, shut off or just turning it on....



    It generates blue screen error

  • GarageYears Oct 19, 2008

    Same problem, though occasionally the cover will open correctly, other times the cover opens partially. Right now I took the heavy handed approach and forced the cover into the open position. As far as I can tell the mechanism that should open/close the cover has now given up, and is not even trying to move the cover. Better than the camera not working at all.

×

3 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Mine wont open at all. You can hear the lens trying to push it's way out but the cover doesnt move.

Posted on Mar 03, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Anyone know how to safely remove the lens cover. Mine won't open either and definitely don't want to invest any money in this thing.

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

As a last resort just take off the cover and get rid of the whole shutter apparatus. Have to take good care of the camera after that, easy to damage the lens _ but what's your other option? A camera that won't work at all...

Posted on Mar 06, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Regrding Olympus Stylus 500.. When turned on the lens cover opens half way twice then closes with a green flashing light and beeping sound.


Have just solved similar problem with mine. Problem turned out to be that the lens cover was very slightly dented in. It didn't really look dented at all, but just wasn't quite symmetrical and was a bit more recessed on the side away from the shutter button. This was causing it to rub on the case when it tried to slide. (Mine had been not sliding completely shut for a while before it stopped opening properly too).

To fix it I undid two small cross head screws which let the front panel be prised off. On mine, with the front panel off, the lens and lens cover mechanism all worked perfectly, as the problem was that the lens cover was rubbing on the front panel. If yours is still broken with the front panel removed, then your problem is not the same as mine...

I used a small screwdriver to push out the metal bar on which the top of the lens cover slides, pushing on the right hand end of the bar to slide it left and out through the USB connector compartment door. That lets the top of the cover come off the bar and move freely. To take the cover off, it has to be detached from the arm which moves it. There is a pivot trapped in a slot in the arm, but once the cover is off the bar at the top, it can be moved down so that the pivot reaches the bigger hole at the bottom end of the slot in the arm. This lets the whole lens cover come off the camera.

I then used a screwdriver to gently push out the middle of the cover until its shape was more symmetrical. (I'm not sure a screwdriver was ideal for this, as there are now tiny lumps in the cover where I was pushing it).

Putting it back together was the reverse of taking it apart, although you can test whether it's fixed or not before doing up the screws holding the front panel on.

Apr 28, 2010 | Olympus ? Stylus 500 Digital Camera

1 Answer

The lens cover will not open on my Olympus Stylus 800. You can hear the camera turn on and try to move it (it jumps a little) but then it just turns off. Any suggestions?


If you've recently dropped the camera you may have lens damage that will require professional repair. If you haven't dropped it, your problem may be due to weak/worn out batteries or corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera which can prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the camera. Try this free fix before you do anything else: remove the batteries and wipe the camera contacts firmly with a dry cloth (heavy corrosion may require cleaning with a wire brush, steel wool, or sandpaper). Remove any residue that may have fallen into the battery compartment during cleaning, then wipe both ends of the batteries and place them back in the camera. This cleaning clears the problem about 90% of the time. If it doesn't work for you, your batteries may need to be replaced, or the camera may have a problem that requires professional repair.

Nov 20, 2009 | Olympus Stylus 800 / ? 800 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Lens cover stuck open. Can't take photos but can review old ones.


I have the same problem. Have you come across a solution? It's definately my lens and not my battery. Where did you go to get the lens looked at and repaired?

Jul 07, 2009 | Olympus Stylus 770 SW Digital Camera

1 Answer

Turns off due to sliding lens cover


may need to replace the screws in the door or even tighten them up

Dec 30, 2008 | Olympus Camedia Stylus 300 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Lens won't deploy


The problem you are describing is a problem with the sensor behind the lens cover door. It seems to have failed and needs to be replaced.

Olympus will charge a flat rate repair fee for this product. 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.

Dec 26, 2008 | Olympus Stylus 410 / ? 410 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Olympus Stylus 600/Digital 600 6.0 megapixel


Hi

This camera can be very picky when it comes to the front lens cover... It's not a simple mechanism and has many small parts and gears involved. If the lens cover is dislodged it won't work smoothly, and if the case is dented it will not be able to move properly and this can cause lens problems.

If the lens was out when the camera was dropped, then it's possible the lens was damaged and not the lens cover. Sometimes you can tear down the lens, clean it and rebuild it and it will work smoothly again, sometimes this doesn't work and the lens needs to be replaced.

If you're comfortable opening the camera, first check out the lens with the front body section removed so nothing is blocking the lens cover. Does it work properly now? If not, then expect lens damage to be the issue.

We are an AFFORDABLE digital camera repair shop... if we can assist you with parts or do the repair please let us know. (google: darntoothysam)

Hopefully this is of some help. Even if you don't use our services please feel free to let me know if you need more assistance.

Good luck from Darntoothysam com

Thomas

Oct 10, 2008 | Olympus Stylus 700 / 700 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Olympus stylus 800 lens problem


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.

Dec 17, 2007 | Olympus Stylus 800 / ? 800 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Dropped camera-lens stays open


The only way to fix a lens error is to send into casio and have it fixed. Call them at 800-706-2534 option 2 and tell them you have a lens error. They will tell u how to go about sending it in for repair.

Nov 25, 2007 | Casio Exilim EX-S600 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Shutter v soft


Are you talking about the sliding door that powers on the camera and covers the lens?
There is a metal plate with two screws on the bottom of the sliding door that holds the door to the camera, try tightening the screws and see if that helps. Or else see if the door is slightly bent out of shape, and try to bend it back if you can.
This is a common problem on the Stylus-300 camera, you can buy a replacement door from eBay -

http://cgi.ebay.com/Olympus-Stylus-300-Camera-Parts-Repair-NEW-LENS-BARRIER_W0QQitemZ250147262921QQihZ015QQcategoryZ64352QQcmdZViewItem

Nov 19, 2007 | Olympus Camedia Stylus 300 Digital Camera

2 Answers

No startup on lens cover opening


well the problem it´s on the switch that turns on the camera that is located under the lens cover.... this swith is glued to the front cover and lots of times gets unglued, u need to remove the lens cover by removing 2 screws on the bottom part of the lens cover, after that just pull the switch slowly and glue it. don´t use 3 seconds glue use a more viscose one. good luck

Feb 14, 2007 | Olympus Stylus 400 Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Olympus Stylus 800 / ? 800 Digital Camera Logo

Related Topics:

341 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Olympus Cameras Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

Willem.
Willem.

Level 2 Expert

358 Answers

Steven Wander
Steven Wander

Level 3 Expert

579 Answers

Are you an Olympus Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...