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Send it in, you will not be able to do anything with it. The parts are small, the tools are special and you will ruin it. WWW.Unitedcamera.com
on Aug 25, 2017
Your camera has a lens error. This
is such a common fault that I hope you don't mind me pasting my stock
generic answer below. No point in reinventing the wheel!
Stuck lenses are probably the most common
reason that compact digital cameras get thrown away, but there's a fair
chance of recovering use of your camera again
The fault is
commonly caused by dirt or grit blocking the mechanism, or due to it
having suffered a recent fall. Another common cause is that the camera
was in a pocket or bag and the power button accidentally activated and
tried to open the lens against resistance. The mechanism may have simply
dislodged or there may be parts which have broken.
If your camera
is still under warranty and has definitely not been subject to misuse
then contact the Olympus service department in your country to find out about a free repair. If
the warranty has expired though a professional repair will far exceed
cost of replacing your camera. You will therefore have nothing to lose
trying to fix this yourself.
Please click here
and you will be taken to an excellent article provided by the Camera
Repair website. For the most part, you'll be guided on how to physically
manipulate your camera to try and clear the fault.
If the link doesn't work then cut and paste the following address into your browser:-
luck, I hope you manage to use this information to fix your camera.
Please take a moment to rate the free answer I have provided for you.
on Oct 01, 2010
I have the same camera with the same problem upto now it has never had a fault with over two tears of great service any ideas anyone?
on Sep 01, 2010
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 31, 2010
Buy a new set of rechagable battery & use it.If you face the same problem then you have to replace the camera power transformer chip. Thanks.
on Aug 26, 2010
I don't use the photo gallery, myself. I just let windows detect the drive, then view the files, and move them into a Folder on the Desktop. Then I rename the folder and put it in the Photo User Album. Hope this helps.
on May 04, 2010
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on Nov 18, 2009
bring the camera bak to the shop explain the problem to them and they should be able to change the lens for you
on Jul 17, 2009
You may want to call Olympus Customer Service and see if you can order this part from their parts department. Their telephone number is 800-622-6372 option 2 and then option 3.
on Mar 09, 2009
Try going to settings of your camera while memory card is in and instead of deleting try and look for the option to format your card. And that should be it.
on Jun 04, 2008
Look for the switch on the memory card door of your camera. Usually a small piece of plastic on the door closes the switch when the door is closed. Check to make sure that the plastic piece is not worn down and is making contact with the switch. You can confirm that this is the problem by powering on the camera while closing the switch manually with a toothpick. Make sure you keep your fingers clear of the extending lens while doing this. If the plastic is worn down or broken off, try attaching a small piece of scrap plastic with super glue.
on May 15, 2008
just urn the dial to P mode as use that.
on Oct 25, 2007
i think that you have the full-time auto focus on.
go into the menu and turn it of and all should be fine.
seekreep from Edinburgh - Scotland.
on Oct 17, 2007
If the green LED blinks, the camera is either having trouble focusing, or there's a problem with the memory card. Since it turns itself off, I would assume that it is the memory card. (Also assuming that the battery is good) Try another card if you can, or try powering up the camera without the card in to see if it stays powered up. This is a great camera, and would be worth taking it to a camera shop if the battery and the memory card check out OK.
Let me know how it goes.
on May 27, 2006
What is the advantage of a 1 gig over two 512meg cards:
Usually the 1 gig will be priced lower than 2 512 cards.
The 1 gig card will hold twice as many photos.
That is about it.
Brand name has turned out to be a non-issue for almost all memory cards. They have to be made to a standard and they will all work.
Olympus and Fujifilm came up with the xD card.
And Sandisk is a trusted card maker.
I believe that Olympus may have a stitch feature that is only available if you use the Olympus brand of card.
A gimmick to sell more of their brand of cards.
This is pretty much of a non issue too, as there are plenty of software programs that can do stitching for panorama photos.
on Sep 06, 2005
The C-7000 Zoom uses the xD Picture card. The compatible sizes are 16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB, and 512 MB.
on Sep 04, 2005
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