I put a new battery in my camera. When I put the charged battery in the camera then turned it on, the only thing that shows up is a blank monitor screen. I removed the new battery and put the original one in, same thing. I tried different memory cards, same thing. Would anyone have an idea of what might be going on? Thanks for any info you could possibly give me.
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Perhaps you have an empty battery?
Just remove the battery and try charging it on an external charger. When it is charged, try again. The camera should start with retracting the lens. Perhaps you again should power down and remove the battery for a few seconds after that, but just try it.
Switching of a camera causes it to start again, like a cold boot from a computer.
Monitor your battery, because if the camera shuts down very soon after that, perhaps you need a new battery?
On top of the monitor is the monitor / viewfinder button. Little right from the centre, you can press that one to switch between picture in the viewfinder or on the monitor. It also can be your batteries are old and can't be charged to the required charge. Or even when one is not ok, the camera can't work as it should. Try new batteries. And Olympus wants you to use only NiMH batteries. Alkeline batteries may have a much shorter service time. AA manganese batteries are not allowed in the camera and NiCD won't work at all. When using new batteries, don't forget to charge them before use.
As a last option, it could be something is defect in your camera. (I hope not) When something is broke in your camera, or something is blocking, the current could become to high and damage the camera. Or if a gear is defect, it could cause extra damage in the camera. In all that kind of occasions the camera could play safe and not switch on to full operation. If nothing will bring back the light on your monitor, the only thing to do is contact your dealer, and if repair should be to expensive, start saving for a new one. Sorry.
sometimes this happens if there is a fault with the memory card. switch the camera off, take the battery and memory card out, leave it for 2 mins, put the battery in (DO NOT PUT THE MEMORY CARD BACK IN) wait for the message on screen saying no memory card detected. switch off camera, put memory card in, switch on the camera, this normally cures the blank lcd screen issue
1) remove and digital media cards. 2) turn the camera on and delete any pictures that may be stored in the camera memory (not on a removeable card) 3) remove the batteries for 60 seconds 4) replace the batteries without the media card and lay the camera on a flat surface with the lens pointing up (5) The lens should retract. 6) Turn off the camera 7) replace the media card and turn on.
I think the camera was getting hung up on the pictures stored in the camera's memory.
Are you installing Nmh (Nickle- Metal Hydride) rechargable batteries?
If not then your camera probably will not recharege them.
Also trying to recharge non rechargable batteries can cause damage to the battery, and possibly your camera.
Hope this is helpful.