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Olympus stylus 300/400, does not switch on when front cover is moved over, can be switched on to veiw only with button on back

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  • John Mucci Mar 22, 2009

    My Stylus 300 had the annoying problem of once it was open and all the settings ready to go, the slightest touch to the door closed it down. But now when I slide the door across nothing happens -- and I can't even see the photos by hitting Quick View in the back; I rrecharged the battery and even changed the battery and nothing seems to work.

  • John Mucci Mar 22, 2009

    My Stylus 300 had the annoying problem of once it was open and all the settings ready to go, the slightest touch to the door closed it down. But now when I slide the door across nothing happens -- and I can't even see the photos by hitting Quick View in the back; I rrecharged the battery and even changed the battery and nothing seems to work.

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You may be sliding it to fast.

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