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Olympus C-8080, everything works except the shutter release. I press the shutter button, auto focus is done but "no shutter release". Any ideas? Derek

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  • dholzapfel Dec 20, 2010

    Thank you so much for your answer. Back in August I broke down and took it in for repair at a shop in Victoria (Victoria Camera Service). Paid about $175 for parts and labor. Almost half of what Olympus wanted. Still use the camera as it is my primary underwater device with housing and all.
    Part replaced was "GX7-569894 Flexible Printed Circuit"
    regards Derek

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Does the shutter button feel like it's contacting twice as you press it in? if not, the spring disk in the switch is split; It has happened to me on other cameras on several occasions. Solution is to replace the switch.

If it works otherwise I would suspect the ribbon cable. They can get loose, or the contacts can get oxidized. I don't know specifically about the c-8080, on some cameras the contacts are tinned, which can oxidize. In that case it's a matter of gently rubbing the contact strip with a paper eraser until the contacts become shiny. Of course, that means disassembling the camera ;)

You've probably retired this camera or don't have it anymore but in case you still have it, I hope this helps a bit.

Posted on Dec 17, 2010

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