Question about Olympus Camedia Stylus 300 Digital Camera

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I've encountered a recent problem with this camera. I open the lens cover and the lens expands but I get no picture in the viewfinder. I've recharged the battery but it doesn't seem to help. What's going on?

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Ok. what you can do is go to menu, then go to setup, then go all the way down until you see the option "Video Out", choose it then you will see chooses. So you choose the one that says PAL. Hope it works.

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I have the same problem with my Stylus 300. I wrote to Olympus service with my problem on Fri. 4/29 and just got a reply today, here is what they sent me. We value you as an Olympus customer and appreciate the opportunity to assist you with this situation. If the problem persists after inserting a different memory card, and pressing the LCD monitor on, we have included repair information below. Thank you for contacting Olympus regarding our product repair service. We understand that a product failure is inconvenient so we work to make our repair process as easy for you as possible. Olympus repair service will bring the product back to full working functionality. We will also clean the product, make all necessary calibration adjustments, and apply product updates if applicable. We stand behind our quality workmanship by providing a six-month repair warranty. The information below will help guide you through the product repair process: Sending Your Product In For Service 1. Use the Product Repair Submission form (at the end of this e-mail) to document repair information. 2. Print two copies of the form. Keep one for your records. 3. Gather the following items to include with your product: * The Product Repair Submission form (see below) * Sample prints, digital files, audio tapes, or other applicable examples that demonstrate the product problem. * For a warranty repair, please send a copy of your sales receipt/proof of purchase and a copy of the warranty card. NOTE: Please do not include items that are not related to the problem, such as media cards, batteries, tapes, carrying case, etc. 4. Package your equipment carefully. Use a corrugated cardboard box and ample packing material (crumpled newspaper is not recommended). Do not send your product in a letter envelope. We recommend that you insure your package. We also highly recommend that you choose a carrier that offers package tracking or delivery confirmation. Please pack your product as safe and secure as possible. Olympus cannot be responsible for any damage that may occur during the shipping process.

Posted on Sep 12, 2005

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