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Camera problem I purchased an Olympus FE-230 camera last year in late July. The lends will not retract. How long is the warrenty on this camera?

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  • Anonymous Jun 23, 2008

    Lens would not retract now will not come out starts to come out then goes in right away red light on back blinks.

  • dolphyn79 Jun 24, 2008

    My Olympus recently started doing the same thing... and the warranty of course just expired a month or so ago!

  • Anonymous Jun 24, 2008

    Mine started to do the same and it never was got wet or dopped hard, and I don't have warranty on it..what am I to do now?

  • ains1 Jul 07, 2008

    mine is doing what sounds like the same thing. i used it all day on the 4th of july, then all of a sudden it stopped working. it wasnt dropped or anything. the lens will not retract, and when i do turn it on, it makes this clicking sound, then shuts itself off. its only a year old..if that.

  • mae54 Jul 12, 2008

    Turn on camera, makes grinding-type noise, then lens goes in and out several times... nothing focuses... when trying to zoom, camera turns itself off. Camera is exactly one year and one month old. Very annoying that a camera only lasts one year. You can bet that I will rate Olympus much lower than I have in the past for reliability when I fill out Consumer Reports' survey this year. ANy solutions found yet?

  • Anonymous Jul 17, 2008

    Okay, Thats not right. The same thing is wrong with mine. Just over one year old. What can we do about this? Its a major problem!

  • superstar928 Jul 18, 2008

    The same thing here. Exactly! The camera opens and closes. Grinding noise. I try to focuses and it shuts is self off. Its just over a year old. We were on a family vacation. 

  • superstar928 Jul 18, 2008

    The exact same problem. Grinding noise. Opens and closes. Shuts off.  Just over a year old. They told me to send it in to the repair center. I think if enough of us have the same problem, they would fix it or replace it.

  • Anonymous Jul 25, 2008

    My Olympus fe 230 does the same thing...You turn it on, the lens moves in and out then eventually set up. But it will not focus properly. I noticed if I lightly drop it on its back(screen side - lift it about an inch or so off the table) It actually responds well for while...and works..Go figure. Eventually I'll just smash it against the wall but until then - it works.

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Same exact thing. I try to turn it on, the lens goes in and out, then turns off. Bought it a year and a month ago. Right when the warrenty was up it stopped working.

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That exact same thing has to mine. Just over a year old. that is not right. I will not buy an olympus again!

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Check this link for the warranty information http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_servicerepair_warrantyinfo.asp

Hope that helps.........

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When I put the power on from my olympus FE 230, then the lens goes in and out en then the camera turns out again. Can you help me? Jose


From your description the camera seems to cycle and then it shuts off? Olympus is notorious for that same symptom and with me it is just worn out. Your camera has a life expectancy and when you reach it even though it seems okay it really is saying that it is in it's last leg. Sorry for the bad news but a new purchase is warranted. Good Luck

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You could use a camera lens cleaner and a microfiber cloth. You could also get a product called the "lenspen". It's very handy and lasts for years.

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That usually means the gears in the retract mechanism are bad or jammed. You can try to gently push the lens in but don;t force it. Unfortunetly this means a repair at the depot so unless it is covered under warrenty you might want to look at a new camera instead. That is cheaper than the the repair will be.

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The problem you are describing is a problem with something in the lens assembly of the camera. It seems to have failed and needs to be replaced. Following are the instructions to send your camera to Olympus for service.

http://olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_servicerepair.asp

Olympus will charge a flat rate repair fee for this product if beyond the one year factory warranty or the warranty is voided. The cost is $73.85 plus your local sales tax. This covers parts and labor, factory cleaning and diagnostic check, 6 month warranty and the cost of shipping the product back to you is all included in that price.

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https://emporium.olympus.com/innards/emp.asp?val100=100&step1=1283&step2=0

This is the link to the Olympus store website where you can purchase a replacement USB cable for your camera.

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Hi Gary
Is the camera under warranty and registered with Olympus? If not registered, make sure you do that online first. It also extends your warranty to 13 months. If no receipt, It was a gift.
You most likely have a bad lens assembly (was it dropped?) or microprocessor. Here's your link...
Olympususamerica.com

Consumer division, customer service 1-800-622-6372 M-F 8 to 7 EST
Outstanding people to deal with
Hope I could be of some help. Regards, Paul



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Someone on here with the same problem mentioned that they shook the camera violently and it fixed the problem of it not focusing. I tried the same thing and actually gave it some light slaps on the tabletop. Well, now it works! I'm somewhat concerned that this fix won't last long.

Like many others' FE-230s, this camera began not focusing shortly after the one year warranty expired. I found my receipt and it turns out that I purchased the 2 year service plan at Best Buy and could get the camera replaced. But, now it works. Will it fail again after the 2 year plan expires? Jeez....

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you should have a 1yr warranty on this - i would return it

But Also This Can Happen Sometimes When The Battery Is To Flat If Not Return It

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