Question about Olympus Stylus 790SW Digital Camera

6 Answers

Wont turn on

Bought this camera for my son for Xmas. Supposed to be waterproof so he took it surfing. First day no problems, second day turned itself off and won't turn back on. Put battery on to charge, charger keeps blinking but after 5 hours camera will still not turn on. Is this a cemra, battery or charger problem? Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks, Karyn.

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • leoartuza Dec 28, 2007

    After two days of underwater use, I downloaded the pictures to my PC, after that, I verify that the pictures weren't deleted from the XD card. Then I turn off the camera. The next day, I try to use it and it wont turn on again. The charger's red light blinks, but after 5 hours of charging, the camera wont turn on. I also would like to know if it is a camera, batery or charger problem.

  • Tony G Jan 01, 2008

    Think so, with a Olympus 790sw, exactly same scenario. Son is now stranded in Australia without a camera! really hacked off with Olympus if not a simple fix. Will be contacting Olympus to see what the story is but in meantime anyone else out there had a solution offered yet?

  • rafahdr Mar 04, 2009

    I was taking some pctures at the beach, for sure in the water, suposed waterproof. So, first and second day it worked good but the third day I was using when the Lcd got black an then the camera turned off. What can I try to do before live it at authorized service.



6 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer


Posted on Apr 02, 2011


I have the olympus stylus 770sw, charger would only blink..... I unplugged the charger (not the wall side, the side on the box where the battery goes) and twisted the cord 180 degrees and plugged it back in. It started charging fine

Posted on Oct 10, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Your all in trouble.. im on my third one..a pro surfer/shaper... you must wast it completly with fresh water immediatly after leaving the sea.. the chrome corrodes within hourd and allows the seals to leak. also sand etc gets stuck in the lense door...

Posted on May 25, 2008

Check the battery compartment for condensation...if thre is condensation inside the battery has probably been short circuited...replace it.

Posted on Apr 21, 2008

I had the same problem. I contacted Olympus and they said one thing to try is to unplug the cable from the charger (from the charger side, not the wall side), twist the cable 180 degrees, plug it back in and try charging the battery.
It sounds weird, but they said it sometimes works.

Posted on Apr 07, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 12 Answers

Remove battery from charger. Unplug charger for a minute, then plug back into outlet. Reinsert battery and see if red LED comes on and STAYS on solid. If so, charge for about 5 hours.

Posted on Jan 30, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

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

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.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


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



Related Questions:

1 Answer

The camera wont turn on its brand new

Please be sure you did put the batteries in correct. Only one the wrong way around, could stop the camera from working correct.
Never try to shoot a picture or make a video, when the camera is connected to the computer. It then will act as a external memory to the computer and will not shoot any picture.

Dec 18, 2013 | Vtech Kidizoom Digital Camera

1 Answer

Www d2pad info

i have charged overnight and it wont turn hasn't worked like it was supposed to since I bought it for xmas can you help me with this

Dec 13, 2013 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Hello, Just got back from Hawaii and took my Lumix Ts2 camera snorkeling every day. The first few days I had no problems, but the last half of my vacation, condensation covered the lens, and my pictures...

Sorry for the loss of the memorable moments. First the issue of the unit being reconditioned can be quite tricky as you really cant tell how capable the person who would handle your unit is. Warranty cover could be an advantage as you wont have to pay for the repair but still doesnt change the idea of the unit being reconditioned. If i were to be in your shoes i would do one of two things:
first, will be to leave the unit for a couple of days and see if the issue still repeats itself as since the unit is sealed the same way the moisture got it it will come out. but if it does then option two will be to take the unit back and trade it is for another camera since your warranty still exists this should be easy to arrange.
Hope this solution has been helpful?

Apr 12, 2011 | Cameras

1 Answer

Sd card problem

did you try to get another card or it doesnt take that certain card

Jun 14, 2009 | Polaroid i835 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Pentex Optio W30 turns on but black screen for 5 secs & turns off

Try a new battery first, much less costly.

A fairly common problem with "underwater" cameras is that the sealing surfaces that are supposed to keep the water out fail to some degree due mostly to lack of cleanliness when the camera is closed up. It takes VERY LITTLE salt water inside a delicate electronic device to wreak all sorts of havoc.

Look carefully inside the camera for any sign of salt deposits or corrosion. If you see that, the camera is likely toast or at least in need of a repair job that likely will cost more than a newer camera.

Good luck!

Dec 23, 2008 | Pentax Optio 30 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Camera Won't Charge

my finepixz3 got wet. but after a few days it worked! but when the battery ran out it wont charge. is it the battery? it turned on a few sec when its in the cradle but it wont last after a few seconds it would turned off. is it the battery or the camera itself?

Sep 01, 2008 | Fuji FinePix Z3 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Olympus FE-280 not working properly

the lens could be the problem.. probably need to send to repair before the warranty runs out

Aug 28, 2008 | Olympus FE-280 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Fisher Price Kid Tough Digital Camera Memory Problem

Hi Jill

I've had an unrelated problem with my son's camera - his flash wasn't working, but I managed to find the manual for the camera at:
Might be worth you taking a look at.



Feb 18, 2008 | Cameras

Not finding what you are looking for?
Olympus Stylus 790SW Digital Camera Logo

495 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Olympus Cameras Experts


Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers


Level 2 Expert

359 Answers

Steven Wander
Steven Wander

Level 3 Expert

593 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides