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Zoom error Olympus 730 camera...error message will not permit any use of camera

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  • scvmama Jul 18, 2008

    I spoke with coolguy008 earlier today about this problem. Unfortunately, he was as ignorant as I about my camera. He suggested batteries that are like flashlight batteries for my camera that can only accommodate the battery in it now. I will not rely on your "experts" again and am so sorry i signed up for the fixya service. What a waste of money and time!!!!

  • Anonymous Jul 20, 2008

    just wanted everyone to know i had the same problem and read that someone had slammed thelens side took out the batteries and replaced them i did this just to try and it worked. when no other option is available try

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Hi if you gently rub the lens cover you will find it should open ok

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Reads zoom error when turned on


The device requires restoration achieved in two processes

perform a check
1. Power off completely the camera.
2. Remove all power devices or batteries
3. Check the entire device for damages
4. Make observation notes about any malfunct features
5. Replace batteries and removeavble parts properly with caution that every feature is intact.
6.If the device still displays error message consider the second phase explained

a. The device program features are jammed only possible solution is performing a software update or upgrade

1. updates are achieved by contacting the device;s technical support deparment
2. Upgrades can be performed by acquiring an installation kit in which instance requires technical expertise to perform an intergration restoration


Important notes
1. Apart from the message received does the device malfunction?
2. Your camera would be displaying an image similar as flash screen or screen saver that can be fixed quiet easily

a. use the menu buttons to select the option of settings
b. set the picture to be displayed on the appears screen area once powered on.
c. Possibly alter the entire image displayed as desired by yourself.
4. A screen saver could only be deleted,, hidden, or replaced with a preferable image
5. Possibly, the words ZOOM ERROR could changed to WELCOME TO OLYMPUS STYLUS

Refer to the camera manual for diagnostic support

Dec 02, 2010 | Olympus Stylus 730 Digital Camera

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Zoom error display blocks stylus 730 operation,lens cover stays open


hi,this is a lance problem, if you are a technition then open the camera and remove the lance assembly and servise it properly,otherewise contact authorised person

Aug 30, 2009 | Olympus Stylus 730 Digital Camera

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Zoom not working - Screen goes blue and codes 1e13 3403


Was not fixed. Do not have this specific camera.. Is a different Olympus.

Jun 16, 2009 | Olympus Camedia C-50 Zoom Digital Camera

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I try to turn on my Camedia C-730 Ultra Zoom camera and I just get several beeps and nothing happens. I tried new batteries and I also tried a direct connect power supply.


Based on what you report the camera would need to be serviced. Regretfully all parts, accessories and repair service have been discontinued due to the age of the camera.
You may refer to the yellow pages for local camera repair centers who may be able to offer parts and service on the camera.
As a loyal Olympus customer, the Customer Service Department is also available to discuss other options available to you.
They can be reached Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM until 7:00PM East Coast time, at: 1(800)622-6372 option 2 and then option 3

May 31, 2009 | Olympus Camedia C-730 Digital Camera

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When I turn on my camera it says zoom error & turns off.


The problem you are describing is a problem with something in the lens assembly. It seems to have failed and needs to be replaced.

Olympus will charge a flat rate repair fee for this product if outside of the one year factory warranty period. The cost is $144.85 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.

Mar 19, 2009 | Olympus Stylus 730 Digital Camera

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Zoom Error message upon starting camera


well you guys might not believe this but its true. so i bought an olympus stylus 730 2 years ago. and then one i turned it on and it said zoom error and it would turn off. i was so devasted because i had bought that with my birthday money and to think that it didn;t work anymore made me feel terrible... so i went to circuit city and they told me and my parennts that i was better of buying a new one bevcause it wouldn;t be able to work again.. so i just gave up and stopped trying for about 9 months,. but just yesterday i told myself i need to make that camera work and i started hitting it against the table and my dad tried it to... it wasn;t until my brother tried it that it turned on i was super duper happy knowing that it actually worked... so now the thing that you have to do is turn it on and beofre it turns of you need to hit it on the side where it hjas the power and the reset button,, don;t give up... i actully had to hity it pretty hard for it to work... GOOd LUCK ... hope this helps

Jul 18, 2008 | Olympus Stylus 730 Digital Camera

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Lense error


I had the same problem with my Nikon coolpix camera. Fortunately, I found a very strange solution from google.com :

"Hit the camera on the palm of your hand a few times (hit the side of the camera , not the lens). Try it slow at first, if it does not work try to hit it harder (but gently). "

I'm not sure if it will work with an Olympus camera and if this is a permanent solution ( a co-worker borrowed and lost my camera after a few months!!) . Also, there is a risk that you will permanently damage the camera. If your camera is under warrany send it for repair.

Good luck!

May 01, 2008 | Olympus Camedia C-730 Digital Camera

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Terminal for an external flash


Yes, there is a 5-pin external flash terminal on the C-730 Ultra Zoom.

Sep 04, 2005 | Olympus Camedia C-730 Digital Camera

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Conversion lenses


You can use the WCON-08 wide-angle or the MCON-35 macro (close-up) conversion lenses with the CLA-4 Conversion Lens Adapter on the C-730 Ultra Zoom camera.

Sep 04, 2005 | Olympus Camedia C-730 Digital Camera

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