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Hi there. I have an Olympus E-510 that is about 3 years old. It's been working fabulous until just until recently. I connected the camera to my computer and downloaded some photos just like I always do with no problems - disconnecting it as I always do (USB). The next time I went to use the camera, the USB storage screen shows up and I can't get it to go back to the original setting to take photos. I can still download any images from the camera but can't get off that menu. I've tried the resetting of the camera of menu and OK but it does nothing - it's just stuck on that setting. There are some ugrades to my camera from Olympus but they don't seem to have anything to do with this problem. Any suggestions?

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I'm not really sure what's going on, but it could also be a hardware problem, or maybe ribbon connector inside the camera from the usb port to the main board, or maybe a bent pin in the usb connector.
Check it out carefully, and remove the batteries, in case you haven't tried that already.
Here's Olympus' website of FAQ's, and you might browse the firmware and updating the lens section...just find the word "usb" on the page, and you'll be at that section:
http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_support_faqs.asp?id=1295
I noticed the usb has to be set to "storage", but not sure if it has to be set back or not.
Couldn't find any reports on the net about this problem, so you might see what Olympus says, and get a repair estimate.
Good luck, and hope this helps.

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