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Lens does not come out

When I open the slide, the lens does not come out. The battery is not the
problem, because the window shows saved pictures allright. There are more people who had this problem, but no clear solution has been offered. The suggestion was made to open the slide and press below the S of Olympus, but this had no result
Repair by Olympus costs almost as much as a new camera, because it ran out of warranty.

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  • tjeerd Jul 10, 2008

    I feel that no real solution is offered. Indeed I can selftech the camera, but without any details of the construction, I think that this is very risky.I would appreciate to have an additional expert opinion, e.g. about where to start on the camera. Thanks

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Try pulling the lens gently out, using your fingernail while you turn on the camera.
Try also helping the extraction process by tapping gently the back of the camera with the palm of your hand while you turn camera on.
If this does not work you will probably need to take apart the lens gear, in this case may be better to contact a repair shop.

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My opinion on camera repairs @ home is not to do it.

a few repair places I can recommend are
http://www.advancecamera.com/repair/
and
http://www.precisioncamera.com/

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  • Ekse Jul 10, 2008

    well after rereading your problem.. try tapping it on the sides.

  • Ekse Jul 10, 2008

    I tryed to repair my camera, and I do have quite alot of experience in electronics, guess what! I never got it back together + it stopped working totaly. what a pain those small flex cables are inside the camera.

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Fix #1: Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on.

Fix #2: Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install the new batteries, when you turn it on it should come back to life. Error E30 means you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory card and turn it on one last time.

Fix #3: Insert the cameras AV cable, and turn the camera on in picture review mode. Have no idea why this would work, except that quite a few people have reported some success with it.

Fix #4: Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots.

Fix #5: Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in “no heat” setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one).

Now we're entering into the realm of potentially damaging your camera in conducting the fix. There is definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the following two fixes.

Fix #6: Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Other variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of your hand. A lot of people have reported success with this method. HOWEVER, there is also some potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens.

Fix #7: Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with this method than with any of the other methods. HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for damaging your camera by using this method. Variations include gently pulling, rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the power button. Attempt to gently straighten or align the barrel if it's crooked or twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the lens barrel, and then pushing on the side of the lens barrel that has the largest gap (note pushing the lens barrel all the way in is NOT recommended as it may become stuck there). While doing any of the above, listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins may have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click, immediately stop and try the camera. The following photo illustrates unseated guide pins that would cause a lens error.

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Hello,

if you can self tech your camera, the mechanical mechanism maybe disalignment. you need to disassemble the unit. Most of this problems can be resolve by the registered olympus tech. In your case you have the right to repair it by yourself but warning all parts are sensitive.

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There is a very very easy way to fix this problem..

This can happen if...
1.) If the battery dies when the camera lens is open (and you close it manually, or sometimes, even if you dont.)
2.) If you used a AC adapter with too much voltage or not enough. (this can happen even if you used the correct voltage, refrain from using AC adapters at all)
... all together its ethier a voltage or camera lens problem...

TIPS:
1.)NEVER PUSH THE LENS IN AFTER CAMERA DIES, BUY A NEW BATTERY IMMEDIATLY AND TURN IT BACK ON, CLOSING THE LENS!

2.)NEVER USE AN AC ADAPTER, USE A RECHARGEABLE BATTERY OR A REGULAR BATTERY!

..to fix this...

Do as i say..

1.) Remove battery
2.) Remove front plate (screw driver may be needed)
3.) Check all gears, make sure they are correctly fitted in place)
4.) Move the gear manually to make the lens come out.
5.) keep it out, put the front plate back together.
6.) reinsert the battery, turn it on.


or...
1.) Remove the battery.
2.) Wait about 6-8 hours.
3.) Reinsert the battery.

or...
1.) Remove the battery.
2.) Try hooking it up through AC adapter, put correct voltage.
3.) Try turning it on.
4.) Remove AC adapter, reinsert battery.
5.) Turn it on.



Hopefully all this information helped,

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