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Olympus Tough-8000 Flash Charging Warning
It could be the capacitor in the flash is defect, but it also could be your battery (batteries) are to low on voltage. ALthough when that happens the camera should switch of.
There could be all other kinds of defects, like oxidation of some contacts or a broken flat cable in the camera, But my guess is the capacitor does not charge to the correct voltage.
on Dec 08, 2013
My olympus tough 3000 will
.' i have a problem with my camera olympus u tough 3000, when i turn it on..it is okay but after 4 or 5 seconds it will automatically shut off.. help me please... if what should i do.. what is the best solution to fix this..
on Mar 02, 2013
My Olympus U tough 8000, has gone from working
With this error code that you're getting it's either the card slot that is failing or the card itself is unreadable. I suggest that you either try a different memory card first. If it's not available, use a card reader and insert this memory card to it and then connect it to the computer. If it can be read by the computer most likely it's the card slot on the camera that is having shoes. But then again it's better to test first another memory card on this camera.
Hope this helps.
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on Jul 31, 2012
G'day, i went fishing yesterday
The news is unlikely to be good on this. As you know water - and especially salt water and electrics do not go together!!
I would advise you to remove the battery altogether. Dry as much as you can from around the case and openings/ports etc... and then leave the camera for at least a week in nothing more than natural sunlight or a warm and dry airing cupboard to see if it will dry sufficiently and start to operate again. Keep any access door such as the battery door open or detached if you can whilst doing this.
Under no circumstances try powering on the camera again whilst it is still wet as this will only serve to short the circuits and cause more damage. It needs to be left to dry under its own steam (pardon the pun) and after a week or 10 days you can try it again.
Some people put wet cameras or mobile phones into plastic bags of dry rice - the theory being that the rice helps to soak up the condensation and I guess there is no harm in that but a good airy place in the house will do just as well in my opinion.
After that it is a waiting game. The main risk of harm will have occurred when you tried to power it up whilst it was wet. However, I have seen both cameras and mobile phones working again once they have been properly dried out so you may be lucky.
Additionally - do not use artificial heat of any sort such as a hairdryer as this can cause more harm than good to the electrics.
Let nature take its course and hopefully the result will be good. There is absolutely nothing else you can do with it.
Thanks for using FixYa.
on Sep 18, 2011
It wont turn on to take pictures, it wont boot up.
I experienced the same symptoms, with the exception that the lens cover wasn't opening correctly (I'd boot up to review mode then try and enter shoot mode from there [by turning the dial] in order to see if it was a battery or circuit board issue). I was seeing that the lens cover wasn't closing the full way when the camera went to auto shut off after this procedure. The solution to my problem was as per the below Olympus link:
Lesson learnt: The lens cover motor workings need TLC and should be opened and closed whilst immersed in fresh water periodically to remove any debris, and that the camera is sensitive to issues with the auto lens cover.
on Sep 19, 2010
When I shoot a video
Kindly check the following:
1) The movie shooting mode
is NOT [UNDERWATER MOVIE]. In this mode no sound is recorded
It should be set to [NON-WATER MOVIE].
2) The Playback Volume
is set to LOW or HIGH - rather than OFF.
3) The Silent Mode
is set to OFF.
For more information, please refer to the User Guide
(Pgs. 36, 44 and 50).
Hope this helps you...
on Sep 13, 2010
Sometimes it will not power up. When it does it
The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel
after dropping it. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the
probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.
these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.
try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.
Try holding the
shutter button while switching on the camera.
Look at the lens ,
and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then
try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).
pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may
cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.
way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and
then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to
not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and
down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the
camera is enough to get things going again.
Try hitting your
camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of
Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair
center for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to
replace the camera.
If it is still under warranty I would suggest
you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any
off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about
warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.
the advise is useful.
on Aug 29, 2010
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