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Olympus FE-220 will not let me take pictures

I am able to turn my camera on, and as it does so there are some strange noises, maybe like the lense is having difficulty moving in and out (though it seems to be moving without issue). Once on i have a blank,black screen. i can press the button to view my pictures and i have no issue with viewing pictures already on the memory card. when i press the take picture button, all i get are the strange noises and sometimes a red, sort of lighting bolt, arrow in the top right corner. I dont know whats wrong with my camera, let along fix it. PLEASE HELP!

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  • platypussrex Jun 21, 2008

    just like what mine is doing

  • Alyssa2010
    Alyssa2010 Jul 05, 2008

    Mine does that also.



    Could it be a recall or something?

  • taylor33189 Jul 15, 2008

    I am having the same issues... I better not have to replace this. It is barely even a year old and already having problems.

  • bushke90210 Aug 02, 2008

    Mine does the same thing and i am going on vacation soon so i would like it to work. I have barely even used either!

  • kencarter Aug 26, 2008

    Hi we have the same problem. Can't access the menu from picture mode either. I wonder if there is some sort of reset.

  • infocreation Sep 08, 2008

    mine is doing the same. I have had it for just over a year and don't know if I'm covered. any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Oct 05, 2008

    when i turn it on I can't take a picture in picture mode, but I can view them fine

  • Anonymous Oct 20, 2008

    Same exact problem.

  • frsaad Oct 21, 2008

    Same problem, black display. Can't take a picture. If I turn it off many times, take out and replace battery, take out and replace the card, I MAY be able to take one picture and then it's black again. Mine is less than 1 year old and until this happened was a fabulous camera!!!

  • Anonymous Oct 27, 2008

    Same problem as the others on this web sight . will let you go and view pictures but cannot take them. only get a black screen when clicking the camera mode. a little over a year old. had one like this and took it back and they replaced it with this one. doing the same thing. no card in slot. just a piece of junk. out of warranty now and olymplus will not do any thing without charging. lindalou

  • emma_1976us Jan 20, 2009

    I have FE-220 new bought from Thailand in June 2008. But now it has developed a problem with screen, when i turn it on the screen remains black and i cant see the image on the other end hence cant take pictures. However i can review the stored pictures in memory card.

  • Sayra6386 Feb 21, 2009

    Mine just went out two days ago. All black. I can point it at the light or wave my hand in front of it and it's the same shade of black. I am PISSED and I don't want to have to buy a new camera. I just got it in June of 2008. I can look at pictures I have already taken and the view on the back is perfectly fine - I can just only take black pictures. Help!

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My solution was to send it to Olympus for a warranty repair. If the camera is less than a year old, they'll fix it.

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I was having the same problem. Most of the time a black display / pictures. When I did get it to take a picture, it was severely underexposed. I downloaded v1.1 of the firmware via the Olympus Master 2 software. So far, exposure is right and no more black screens. This was an intermittent problem that happened after like 6 months of pictures, so I severely doubt it was a manufacturing problem. It acted like a software bug to me, so the firmware solution does make sense to me and seems to work so far.

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Also have the same problem, purchased in April 08 with very little use (less than 100 photos taken). Did anyone find the solution?

Posted on Oct 25, 2008

I am having same problem. View is black/blank, digital shutter appears to work but not photo taken. Returning camera to dealer as this appears to be an Olympus manufacturer error.

Posted on Aug 04, 2008

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