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I got sand in my camera

I went to the beach last night and accidentally dropped my Olympus FE-280 camera face down in the sand. My camera's now making grinding sounds everytime I try to turn it on and it won't turn on anymore. What should I do?

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Send to repair... a camera repair person should be able to clean and get your lens back on track

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LENS COVER STUCK ON CAMERA OLYMPUS FE 280


Hi there,

Well lens errors are very common in these digital cameras. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism.
Check the below link to do a try to correct it -

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

If further you have the same problem it means there is a gear-motor alignment of the lens which moves in and out with the help of motor. This part is replaceable at an authorized Sanyo Service Center. Aprox repair cost is $120.

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Not focusing at every distance - close to far ?? That seems like a lens problem to me and how the lens is focused, once its fully extended, varies between camera brands. .
Have you dropped this camera or knocked the lens when it has been open ?? Or have you dropped it at the beach and got sand or grit in the lens ??. If it is a lens problem it will have to go back to the service agent for repairs - ther is nothing you can adjust inside unless you are a camera technician

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Is the replacement a few dollars less than a new one and then S and H is it worth that? Or buy new...? Never head of any company exchanging a camera for any difference in price unless an extended warranty... Yours really UP? then You lose buy new!
That is your choice! If you want???
Beach salt and then moisture it may just be scrap in a few months clean it out experiment take it out of it's shell seperate it from the lens submerge the electronics in some electronis cleaner solution blow it out with dry Nitrogen that is Ideal or just the 30 lbs of air canned of course. the lense will need attention too..
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You may want to call Olympus Customer Service and discuss their repair process and procedures for sending the camera in to have the lens assembly cleaned. Their telephone number is 800-622-6372 option 2 and then option 3

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