Question about Olympus FE-190 Digital Camera

2 Answers

My camera is having problems turning on and off.

I cannot think of anything i did to my camera to have caused it to stop working. I havent dropped it, gotten it wet, got sand or dirt in it or anything. The problem is that when i try to turn it on, it will either
1. Turn on for just a few seconds, and then turn off (the lens does not go in)
2. Not turn on at all
3. Do this funky thing where it turns on half way, all the way, turns off a tad bit, and just keeps messing around untill it freezes in the middle.

When it does turn on for a second, its not long enough to snap even one picture. So i try to turn it off. This is another problem. It will
1. Turn halfway off so the lens is half out, and gets stuck
2. Turn off all the way, but the tiny black cover over the lens only closes halfway
3.(with luck) turn all the way off.

It also wont connect with the computer to upload pictures unless i hold down the power button with great force.

A side note* I have charged the battery in full, and this did not solve the problem. I have run the battery empty and re-charged it, and still did not fix the problem.

Posted by on

  • patarena Jul 28, 2008

    I have used 2 different battheries, both charged up, and the camera slides in and out by itself, then shuts off. I can look at a few pictures, but not delete any (that causes a shut off) or take a picture.

×

2 Answers

My daughter just had the same problem with her FE-190 - really erratic power-on behavior and when it did turn on, the LCD screen was blank. Anyway, I deduced the that the battery, which I think was OK was not connecting properly. So, I made sure the little red tab was locked over the battery and then it all started to work properly again.

I think it is possible with this camera to put the battery in, but it not have a good connection.

Hope that helps...Brian

Posted on Aug 06, 2008

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Legend:

    An expert who has written 200 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 480 Answers

Hey Mimi_M,
I know you said you didn't damage the camera and it hasn't gotten wet or been exposed to sand or dirt, but the most common cause of these symptoms are that something is obstructing the movement of the lens such as sand or the lens mechanism is damaged. I would try blowing compressed air into the side of the lens in the hopes to dislodge anything that might be stuck in the lens. If this doesn't work I would have the camera looked at by an authorized repair technician such as bringing it to a Geek Squad® precinct in a Best Buy™ store and they can send it out to be seen by a technician. I hope this helps!

Sincerely,
Allan
Go Ahead. Use Us.

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Camera focus is not aligned, software problem


Your lens is most likely been damaged by dropping the camera or it may have gotten sand or dirt in the gears. Software is not going to affect your focus and there is no way for you to do anything with the software other than update the firmware, which will have no effect on your focus problem.

Thomas

Jun 03, 2011 | Canon PowerShot G9 Digital Camera

1 Answer

I have an lg vu and i havent ever dropped it or gotten it wet or anything and the touch screen just quit working. i still get all my messages and i can recieve calls and the buttons on the phone work but...


This is a problem with many touch screens. Please contact your Carrier(AT&T, Verizon, etc) and they will charge you 50$ or nothing for a replacement

Aug 06, 2010 | Cell Phones

1 Answer

My camera is just over 1 year and its lens is not coming out. This is not the first time it does that.Its like it is jamed.


This can be cause by more than one cause.
Sand, water exposure, dirt, or dust can cause the lens gears to get jammed and stop the camera. The gears are so small, the smallest piece of anything will cause problems and even break the gears.

Oct 05, 2009 | Kodak EasyShare M1033 Digital Camera

1 Answer

I dropped my mx1063 in the sand at the beach. I


This is not a user solvable problem. One thing that should not be done is to turn on the camera when it has been dropped in dirt, sand or water. This will, in your case, grind the dirt around and parts try to move and contaminate additional parts of the camera. It's only worse if water is involved as this will likely cause shorts in electrical areas.
Take the camera to a repair shop and get their opinion on whether it is fixable and if so what they estimate the cost to be. Sometimes it's cheaper to buy a new or used camera.

Jul 22, 2009 | Kodak EasyShare V603 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Sand in my camera


Sand, water, salt water, dirt and dust can damage the lens to the point of no return, so to speak.
It may not have been dropped if you had used the wrist strap, how ever it is now in damaged condition.
The lens needs to be taken apart to completely clean out the sand. This is a very tedious and is a job for a professional with experience.
The parts are extremely small and have close tolerances, thus any dirt or sand can cause grinding or damage to the internal parts of the lens mechanism.
If you ever get a chance to see the gears and the gear teeth, you would understand why just a few grains of sand can jam these small parts. One grain of sand can stop a lens gear from working and possibly cause a broken gear. The parts are so small that in order to see the grains of sand which cause the problem, it may be necessary to use a magnifier lens.

To even make things worse, there is grease usually on the gears. The grease will hold any sand and cause it to stick in place. Cleaning these gears is not very easy.
I have done it, and returned the camera to working condition, but not an easy job.


Aug 30, 2008 | Nikon COOLPIX L3 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Lens retracts with difficulty


1. Do you have a camera case?
2. Or do you not?

The dust fibers from the case might have gotten into the cracks of the lens causing it to jam. So everytime it retracts, it jams. That's what i'm guessing. My old camera got jammed from sand grains on the beach.


- Take a thin strip of paper, and insert it in the cracks of the lens and circle around the lens and find any dust or anything. The paper slip should come out a bit dirty if that's the issue.

- Gently nudge the lens around, until you hear a click. The lens might have jerked into another position from the inside.

Aug 08, 2008 | Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera

1 Answer

HELLO, MY HUSBAND AND I BOUGHT A NIKON COOLPIX S2oo DIGITAL CAMERA IN MID DECEMBER FOR OUR DAUGHTER TROUBLE WITH CAMERA TODAY SAYING LENS ERROR. NOT SURE WHAT IT MEANS TURNED CAMERA OFF AND ON STILL SAYING...


Your lens is not responding as the cameras computer thinks it should, it may have got wet, banged, dirt, grit or sand may have got in and is jamming it, unfortunately this will mean the camera is in need of opening up for attention.

Best of luck

Jun 08, 2008 | Nikon Cameras

1 Answer

Lens error restart camera .... Canon SD 750


Your lens is not responding as the cameras computer thinks it should, it may have got wet, banged, dirt grit or sand may have got in and is jamming it, unfortunately this will mean the camera is in need of opening up for attention.

Best of luck

Jun 08, 2008 | Canon Cameras

Not finding what you are looking for?
Olympus FE-190 Digital Camera Logo

144 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Olympus Cameras Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

101544 Answers

Willem.
Willem.

Level 2 Expert

354 Answers

Steven Wander
Steven Wander

Level 3 Expert

579 Answers

Are you an Olympus Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...