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No power????? i have an olympus e500 worked ok but just out of the blue it decided to not work! have charged battery but screen remains blank and lifeless almost like the battery is flat.

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  • hogger69 Apr 19, 2008

    putting in a fresh battery only gets the screen to function. when i try to take pic, camera goes dead.

  • s13deb Apr 28, 2008

    My batteries were dead so I changed them for new ones. The camera is still dead. I got a quick flash of the red light then it died. The batteries have been tested and they are fine. Can someone please help. My warrenty has just expired.

  • BlackIrish44 May 25, 2008

    Same here. Out of the blue, it just went dead and cannot get any power, no matter how many batteries I have tried. Just died for no reason. I treat my camera very well. Can't explain.

  • Anonymous Jun 01, 2008

    I have the same problem- used the e500 just last weekend and was fine, now all of a sudden, when I turn it on, the lcd monitor comes on for a second, then goes blank. Tried pressing the info button as it says in the manual, but that didn't do anything. Shutter seems to work, but don't know if it will take any pictures, since I can't get the menu anyway. Don't know why this happened, as I take very good care of the camera.

  • mirandamc Aug 02, 2008

    I am having a similar problem. The camera will take photos, but randomly it powers off! If it shuts down mid-shot, the image isn't recorded. If it shuts down while writing to CF, the resulting RAW image (I'm doing RAW & SHQ) is heavy green. A freshly charged battery helps for a while, but not for long. Seems so random!

    Also, I just downloaded 1200+ photos off my 16GB card and it stayed on without problems for hours... Not sure. Hubby dropped the battery charger with battery in it right before this started happening... Going to buy new battery today.


  • chad_butts Sep 30, 2008

    i have the same problem and can't find nothing about it on the net at all

  • sari-e500 Mar 01, 2009

    The camera is still dead no power

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Not sure if this will help, but it seemed to fix my issue......I used a freshly charged battery. Removed both xD and Compact Flash memory from the camera. Powered on. You will see the menu flash and read that there is no card inserted. Power down. Place memory back in the camera. I can't explain my issue. The camera may have gone into a stand-by mode until the battery died and it just needed a reset? Anyway, hope this can be of use to someone. =0)

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