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Olympus FE-230 Digital problem

Same problem as listed by another "Turn on camera, makes grinding-type noise, then lens goes in and out several times... nothing focuses... when trying to zoom, camera turns itself off." When it's little in and out dance finishes the focusing screen is blurry. I tried to re-set the default setting and nothing helps.
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  • Anonymous Aug 03, 2008

    I am having the same problem of the camera making a strange noise as it is turned on. The lens seems to move in and out several times and the camera beeps a couple of times when this is taking place. It will finally stop but the camera never focuses properly.

  • Anonymous Aug 10, 2008

    Same problem as listed by another "Turn on camera, makes grinding-type noise, then lens goes in and out several times... nothing focuses... when trying to zoom, camera turns itself off." When it's little in and out dance finishes the focusing screen is blurry. I tried to re-set the default setting and nothing helps.

  • serenamyers Aug 29, 2008

    I have the same problem as well. What the duece???

  • bornlate Sep 20, 2008

    Same as others. When you turn it on, the lens moves in and out and then the camera works, but it will not focus. This behavior began about a month after the one year warranty expired.

  • bobparsons Oct 01, 2008


    1. I have the same problem

    Unit will not focus .. makes noises .. will not open up on shoot mode

    blank screen .. open picture mode then back to shoot OK but still no focus

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Someone on here with the same problem mentioned that they shook the camera violently and it fixed the problem of it not focusing. I tried the same thing and actually gave it some light slaps on the tabletop. Well, now it works! I'm somewhat concerned that this fix won't last long.

Like many others' FE-230s, this camera began not focusing shortly after the one year warranty expired. I found my receipt and it turns out that I purchased the 2 year service plan at Best Buy and could get the camera replaced. But, now it works. Will it fail again after the 2 year plan expires? Jeez....

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