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Olympus Stylus Zoom 140 All Weather 35 mm

I open the slide cover, the lense comes out as it should and the pictures taken/battery/date information comes up normally. A second later, the info disappears, the orange and green indicator lights blink simultaneously and I can't take any pictures. Sounds like a fatal problem for my old faithful. It's been with me for years and I prefer 35mm to digital. I can't afford a digital camera with the picture quality and clarity my Olympus gave me. Please tell me it's something simple I've done wrong and can fix on my own.

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Re: Olympus Stylus Zoom 140 All Weather 35 mm

Make sure the flash is coming up all the way. If it gets stuck even slightly down from fully raised, it will do what you describe.

I agree, digital P&S won't work as well as your Olympus. Plus all your shots will have to be stored on a hard drive-

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Re: Olympus Stylus Zoom 140 All Weather 35 mm

It indeed could be fatal, at least not cost effective to repair it. I doubt if there is anything you could do without replacing internal parts.
There are several of the same camera available on eBay and Amazon, cheap... less than 40$
You may be surprised at how little money a quality digital camera is these days. Many stores will still have post holiday sales.
Add up your film processing cost for a year. Just 1 roll a week is roughly 3$ for processing alone. Print costs are the same and 1 good sized memory card beat rolls of film

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