Question about Olympus SP-550 UZ Digital Camera
We had this problem for about 2 weeks, we discovered that having the camera auto retracted after the "ZOOM ERROR" message, giving the camera couples of light slaps (slap the camera's LCD side and aim the camera down), this fixed the camera right away
Posted on May 02, 2009
I suspected a grain of sand might be blocking the zoom. I cut a "finger" of computer paper 1cm x 5cm (80gm) I carefully worked this around the inner & outer zoom tubes. It goes in a surprisingly long way. I then powered up & dropped the batteries out before the lens had time to retract & repeated the trick with the paper. A tiny grain of sand was retreaved. It now seems to work for the moment? All at your own risk!
Posted on Jul 02, 2008
1. Remove and change out main batteries.
2.Remove back-up battery (Little coin-sized battery), wait 1 minute, re-insert battery. If no change replace back-up battery.
Posted on Apr 15, 2008
SOURCE: Zoom Error
I think a grain of sand was blocking the zoom tubes. This will not work if the camera has been dropped & the zoom apparatus is bent. It is entirely at your own risk & may invalidate any guarantee but they may charge anyway if you have got sand in.
I cut a finger of 80gm computer paper 1cm X 5cm. Inserted this first around outer zoom tube & worked it all around. It goes in quite deep so be gentle. I switched on to open zoom & tipped out batteries before it had time to close & repeated procedure. When I put batteries back in it worked OK. I repeated procedure with lens fully extended. I found a thin bit of plastic packing worked better as it did not kink so easily. It is still working today having failed 100% before.
Posted on Jul 03, 2008
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