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When camera is powered on it initially tries to focus but fails then gives a blue screen showing: D: 5f08 5e02 Unable to leave this screen no matter what setting is selected. Camera is U700 all weather 7.1 megapixel

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  • nev scai Aug 31, 2008

    have tried swithching off,removing battery and waiting 10 mins but this has not fixed problem

  • nev scai Sep 01, 2008

    have now recharged battery overnight and replaced this am but same problem as above.Did receive 2nd email but this had same solution as original...did I miss something?

  • nev scai Sep 01, 2008

    have tried solution suggested it didn't work.
    have also taken battery out charged it over night and replaced but again same problem.as soon as battery is put back in, camera makes a wirring noise and lens extends then retracts before any button is pressed!

  • nev scai Sep 01, 2008

    TRIED SEVERAL SOLUTIONS SUGGESTED AND FINALLY TRIED HITTING CAMERA INTO PALM OF HAND JUST AS IT POWERS UP....IT WORKED.CAMERA NOW BACK ON TRACK!!

  • nev scai Sep 02, 2008

    fix was short lived i'm afraid, it did right itself for a few moments but when i powered off then back on minutes later, the blue screen menace was back again and nothing i try will get rid of it....anymore suggestions.ps bought camera 15 months ago is it still covered by warranty???

  • nev scai Sep 02, 2008

    anymore ideas please ??

  • nev scai Sep 02, 2008

    no camera working up to error message.camera has not been dropped at all but did notice when i tried to take a close up picture the day before blue screen appeared that the focus/picture was blurred.

  • nev scai Sep 02, 2008

    camera has not been dropped at all.on a close up shot the day before, picture was blurred.

  • nev scai Sep 02, 2008

    thanks, will contact repair centre in due course

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Hi,
Camera symptoms shows Focus Motor is jammed and needs to be replaced but you need to buy complete lens assembly. If you don't know how to repair camera, please contact nearest Olympus service center for proper repair.
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Posted on Sep 02, 2008

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Camera having an internal error - dropped it ?

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CHECK THE LENS HOUSING AND MAKE SURE THERE ARE NO OBSTRCUTIONS> LOOK AT THE TROUBLE SHOOTING GIUDE IN THE BACK OF YOUR INSRTUCTION MANUAL!!! ID YOU DROP IT THAN IT COULD HAVE BROKE INTERNALLY> THEN BRING IT TO A REPAIR CENTER OR THE MANUAL 1-800 NUMBER IN THE OWNERS MANUAL > CHECK THE WARRENTY DATE AND HOW LONG IT WILL COVER IT> SOME CAMERAS HAVE A 1YEAR ON CERTAIN ISSUES GOOD LUCK AND SURE HOPE THIS FINE TECHS CAN HELP YOU TOOO

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

If your camera is out of warranty, or if Olympus refuses to repairit for free (happens sometimes if for example they suspect the camera has not been treated properly) you can try some ofthe methods listed here to repair it yourself. These simple methodshave 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 drycompressed air (20 lbs) set the tip between the lens turret and thecamera 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 shouldfunction 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 veryoften 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


Hope this may help you;

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VOTIT

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It's a sensor issue, unfortunately. Caused by sand or dirt in lens cover machanism. Simple fix is to turn on camera while holding it with the lens pointing UP. Get some canned air and blow it out real good. If that doesn't work, understand that the average cost of a camera repair is around $180. As such, it may cost more to repair than it is really worth.

Hope that helps..........

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    Mark Gil Sep 01, 2008

    Good that the problem was resolve. feel free to contact us back for any concern in the future..



    Thank you........

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    Mark Gil Sep 02, 2008

    I believe this unit only has a 12 month warranty period sorry to say its already out of warranty...

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Hve u checked the battery

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

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    take it to the repair center for better help because manual reset should help you to solve.as by removing the battery the problem did not solved.so the problem is bit major.

    problem is not permanent it will be definately solved.by the service center because he will having all the necessary things and parts in spare to replace and check one by one.



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Try to turn off your camera for 10 mins, please remove the battery. After 10 mins put it back in and check if it fixes it.

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

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    Have you tried updating or re-flashing the firmware of your camera? What is the exact model and brand of your camera? Try to visit the manufacturer's site and check if there's any firmware available for you camera.

    If all else fail, there might be some mechanical problem on the camera itself and only the authorized camera service center can fix it.


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HI,

Please reset it by taking the battery and mem. card back out and putting them back in again after 30min.

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

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