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Broken track The track is broken on my Olympus C-50. Any suggestions

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  • Dan Sep 14, 2008

    It seems by reading the other posted comments that this is a problem with the DNA in the C-5. Specifically the lower guide track breaks and the camera can no longer turn on and off properly. Replacement of the track is the only remedy. Is it worth it to you?? Purchase another C-50 for parts and repair yourself, have someone else repair it for under $50 is a good alternative if you're sure of their technical ability and reliability. For myself, I'll purchase another C-50 for parts and then give the camera to one of my kids and see how well they show interest in photography and responsibility for the camera. I'll never purchase another Olympus again because of this problem and the fact that you can only use the Olympus memory card of NO larger that 125Meg in the camera. Thumbs down on Olympus for the design and uncompromising need to force the buyer to use only products with their name on them and limiting the memory aspect of the camera. dand



  • m-kubik Mar 01, 2009

    rds95991 do you still have contact number that you used for olympus

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I have the same problem. I contacted Olympus and it is 29.95 plus tax to repair. Right now I am getting around the problem by holding the cover and controlling it as I open or close to make sure the camera turns off and on.

I purchased a second reconditioned camera from Olympus on the auction site for $35.00 and it arrived yesterday.

It comes with everything except a remote. The battery is the newer L12B. Considering the cost of a replacement OEM battery and the camera looks new, it seemed to be the best work around to having the camera repaired.

I keep it because I have the underwater case for this model and to buy a case for another camera is big bucks..

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