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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.

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  • 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.

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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

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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

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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.

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