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Stylus 1030 beeps when I try and turn it on - can turn it on in playback mode and format the card using settings, but cannot do anything else with it

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  • vickieingle Jul 27, 2008

    It makes 4 "beeps", they are more of a pling pling like tone and there is no error message


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how much the capacity of card, u are using.
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DO you get any error message?How many times does the camera beeps?

Posted on Jul 27, 2008

  • Priya darshan Jul 28, 2008

    Please remove your battery and polish the terminals with
    a dry cloth and make sure the terminals are clean. If the terminals are
    covered with oil from your skin or similar matter, this may cause poor
    contact and power may not be fully supplied to the camera.

    polish the battery charger terminals with a dry cloth before charging
    the battery. If the terminals are covered with oil from your skin or
    similar matter, this may cause poor contact and the battery may not be
    fully charged.

    Next please remove your memory card and format in your pc using card reader and then use it on your cam.If you have another mem card then use it in your cam and see if you face the same problem.

    Also try removing your mem card and battery from your camera and allow it to reset for 20min,then just insert the battery without the mem card and see if you face the same problem.

    If you need any more help let me know..
    Please don''t forget to rate or accept the solution no. 2


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Beeps means E-18 error,problem in the shutter..

Posted on Jul 27, 2008

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    LORETO LACARON Jul 27, 2008


    If your camera is still under warranty, the best thing you can do
    is to take it to the nearest official Olympus repair shop and Olympus Digital Cameras should
    fix it for free.

    If your camera is out of warranty, or if Olympus refuses to repair
    it for free (happens sometimes if for example they suspect the
    camera has not been treated properly) you can try some of
    the methods listed here to repair it yourself. These simple methods
    have helped a lot of people fix their cameras.

    Before trying any of the suggestions, make sure your Olympus Digital Cameras has fresh batteries and it is in recording mode.

    1) Remove the batteries from the camera, wait for a couple of minutes,
    then put them back in and turn the camera on.

    2) Try compressed air. With a fine tip blow off gun and dry
    compressed air (20 lbs) set the tip between the lens turret and the
    camera body and turn on the air while moving the tip around the lens.
    It should remove all dust and sand. Turn the camera on and it should
    function fine.

    3) Another method is to tap the padded USB cover part on a hard surface, for example, a desk. It sounds so simple, but very
    often in works.

    4) Try forcing the camera lens:

    Turn off the camera. Place it on the back with the lens facing up and take a look at the spacing between the lens and
    the lens housing. If you notice that the gap is not even all the way around the lens, the problem should be easy to
    fix. This type of a problem usually occurs if the camera was dropped while the lens was extended.

    Simply - VERY GENTLY - press down the lens on the side where the gap is the biggest. You should hear a
    "click" as it pops back into place. Try powering the camera back on.

    If the lens doesn't extend at all or it extends, and then retracts again, do the following. Turn the
    camera off. Take the camera in one hand and with the other gently take one part of the lens and gently
    move it round in a circular movement. Do so with both sections of the lens. You will hear a "click"
    as it pops back in place. Power the camera on.

    Another version of this fix would be to pull and twist on the largest ring of the lens while turning
    the camera on. Listen for a "click". If at first the focus seems to be off, turn the camera on and
    off and take lots of pictures, close ups and distance. Focus should slowly start improving.

    5) If that doesn't work, there is an online guide for dismantling Olympus Digital Cameras and fixing the E18 error. (NOTE: Try this only if your camera is no longer under warranty!)

    It is a great guide with pictures and it can be found here.

    There are 2 other guides, one Bulgarian and one Estonian with the take apart procedure for Canon cameras.
    They are not in english but have a lot of pictures which help with the process.

    - Bulgarian guide

    - Estonian guide

    LORETO LACARON Jul 27, 2008

    Click here
    to download a list of Service Centers (U.S. and Canadian)

    U.S. customers click here to download instructions for shipping product.

    Canadian customers click here to download instructions for shipping product.

    LORETO LACARON Jul 27, 2008
    LORETO LACARON Jul 27, 2008




    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.


    1.) Remove the battery.

    2.) Wait about 6-8 hours.

    3.) Reinsert the battery.


    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.


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