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I have an olympus Fe-230 and when I try to turn it on the lens goes in and out several times before just closing. Is there any way to fix this?

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If you have tried running the camera on Brand New Duracell, or Energizer or equal batteries with a Full and complete charge, and the camera tells you to turn it off, or simply as you say, Shuts down, then consider the following.

High Risk Solution.

This may or may not work, but it has worked for me twice on two different cameras.

The problem you have originates from the lens being bumped when the camera is on, and the gears that extend the lens skipping over a few teeth.

To set it back, watch your lens as it move in and out. Notice which way each of the barrels (levels) of the lens turns while it moves out.

Since the lens cannnot extend to it's full functioning position, (Because the gears are missaligned), it will require a little help. While it is extending, assist the barrel as it moves outwards with a small force turning the barrel in the direction it is moving while it is extending.
A click or two will tell you the gears have jumped a tooth or two, and the lens may be able to extend to it's proper postion.

Turn the camera off and on again to see if there is any difference. Perhaps repeat this several times.

Be VERRY Carefull about this and Use it Only as a Last Resort. Rely first on your warrantee if you have one, and second on your cash, if you can take it to a repair shop where they can do this.

With Great Caution, I hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 11, 2009

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