Question about Olympus Stylus 770 SW Digital Camera

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I'm unsure whether my problem is due to my olympus memory card, maybe its been damaged or faulty, or if its the camera. What happens is that when i turn it on with the mc inserted, it lets me take one picture, then doesnt display it when i pressed the play button, instead the screen goes blue and says "write project!" in red. also a green icon of a key with a border around it shows over each photo when trying to view the one i've taken. now they are green-multi coloured screens, no images of my real subjects.

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  • belle84 Feb 20, 2008

    i have the same 'write project' error, i cannot take any photos either. i managed to get only half of the photos off the memory card but others i cannot, the computer says they are corrupted! any help??? its a brand new camera i just got it a few weeks ago for a holiday cruise and this error happened half way through our holiday!! im very unhappy. how can i salvage the photos on it?

  • aussiechica Mar 10, 2008

    thanks mate! that worked the magic, my camera is working and all good again.



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Not a worry thanks for the comment but all i ended up doing was downloading a software recovery program from the internet and that managed to recover all the files, about 10 or so were cut in half and it didnt recover any movie files (there was only about 4 or 5) so at least i didnt lose 100-200 photos!
all thats happening now is that the camera wont even turn on now! (go olympus- NOT!)

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Likely all you can do is to re-format the card.
if you have a usb memory card reader if may give you a difference than the camera files are presented but not likely.
right click on the drive and format.
it became corrupt when writing or when it was connected to system.

Posted on Mar 08, 2008


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