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Cannot be turned on by power button,turns on with view pic button. Lens remain extended. Its just stuck in view pics mode

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  • catherine Derry Jun 12, 2008

    Exactly the same problem - only used the camera twice but got it as a present so can't return it as faulty.

  • catherine Derry Jun 12, 2008

    Exactly the same problem - lens sounds like it is trying to close but is jammed. Brand new camera but it was a present so i cannot return it to the retailer!

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If these cameras are less than a year old then they are still under warranty, and Olympus repair shops( found on their website) will repair them for free minus shipping charges. The lenses probably have broken gears or have just been pushed out of alignment and can be repaired by someone mechanically inclined and very gentle with components. Can find good used and or possibly new lenses on ebay. Not that hard to replace.

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Error: TURN THE POWER OFF AND ON AGAIN is displayed on the LCD screen when the Lens Mechanism is stuck or when affected by any malfunction. If turning the power on and off again does not resolve the error message, try doing a power reset and Initialize option.

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· Remove the battery pack.

· Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds.

· Allow the camera to remain without power for 60 seconds.

· Reinsert the battery pack.

· Turn on the camera.

To reset the Camera back to factory default, select the INITIALIZE Option from the SET UP1 Menu of the Camera to OK.This will set the user defined settings back to factory default. The images and videos will not get deleted.


If the issue persists, service may be required.


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Error: TURN THE POWER OFF AND ON AGAIN is displayed on the LCD screen when the Lens Mechanism is stuck or when affected by any malfunction. If turning the power on and off again does not resolve the error message, try doing a power reset and Initialize option.

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If the issue persists, service may be required.


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