20 Most Recent Olympus Camedia D-510 Zoom Digital Camera Questions & Answers

you will need to obtain one most likely on Ebay which are listed weekly by numerous sellers
Use the Olympus name and model number when searching for one on ebay.com

Olympus Camedia... • Answered on May 10, 2011

The camera might have saved those picture on it's internal memory and not the memory card, hence why you see old pictures that you say you have deleted and new ones do not appear.

Olympus Camedia... • Answered on Feb 28, 2011

Olympus will charge you for the quote since they have to disassemble the camera to determine the problem. After paying them $100-150 for the estimate, do you still want to come up with the rest for the repair?

Olympus Camedia... • Answered on Feb 18, 2011

Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera

This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some common error messages that might show up on the LCD's of cameras with this problem include "E18 lens error", or "lens error, restart camera". Some cameras might show nothing at all, but merely make a beeping noise as the lens goes out, then in, then the camera shuts off. Sometimes the lens won't even move.

The problem is actually quite common throughout all camera brands. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended. Believe it or not, one BIG contributor to lens errors is using a camera case. Sand, gunk, case fibers, etc... accumulate at the bottom of the case. These materials love to cling to the camera by electrostatic build-up from the camera rubbing against the side of the case (especially those cases with soft fibrous intreriors). Once these materials work their way into the lens mechanism, that's all she wrote. I have many cameras, and NEVER use a case for this very reason.

A camera owner that suffers this problem may have no recourse for having the camera repaired. Many camera makers will not honor repairing this problem under warranty as they claim it is due to impact damage to the camera, or sand or debris getting into the lens gearing mechanism (neither of which is covered under warranty). The quoted repair cost is usually close to or more than what the camera is actually worth.

Fortunately, about half the cameras that suffer this failure can easily be fixed by one of the following methods. None of these methods involve opening the camera, although some have potential to cause other damage to the camera if excessively done. If the camera is still under warranty, before trying any of these, please please first contact your camera's maker to see if they'll cover the repair, or to determine how much they'll charge for the repair. Who knows, you might get lucky. But if they quote you a number that's higher than the value of your camera, you may want to consider the following methods.

The methods are listed in the order of risk of damaging your camera. Thus make sure you try them in the listed order. And remember, these fixes (especially #6 and 7) should only be considered for a camera that's out of warranty, who's cost of repair would be excessive, and would otherwise be considered for disposal if unrepaired:

Fix #1: Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button while turning the camera on.

Fix #2: Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install new batteries, and turn on the camera. If you get an Error E30, it means you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory card and turn it on one last time.

Fix #3: Insert the cameras Audio/Video (AV) cable, and turn the camera on. Inserting this cable ensures that the camera's LCD screen remains off during the start process. Thus extra battery power is available to the camera's lens motor during startup. This extra power can be useful in overcoming grit or sand particals that may be jamming the lens. If the AV cable doesn't fix the lens error by itself, consider keeping this cable installed while trying fixes 4, 5, and 7 as a means to provide extra help to these fixes. But note that I DON'T recommend keeping the cable installed during Fix 6 as you may damage the AV port while tapping the camera. Reinsert the cable only AFTER tapping the camera.

Fix #4: Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots.

Fix #5: Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in "no heat" setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one).

Now we're entering into the realm of potentially damaging your camera in conducting the fix. There is definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the following two fixes.

Fix #6: Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Other variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of your hand. A lot of people have reported success with this method. HOWEVER, there is also some potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens.

Fix #7: Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with this method than with any of the other methods. HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for damaging your camera by using this method. Variations include gently pulling, rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the power button. Attempt to gently straighten or align the barrel if it's crooked or twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the lens barrel, and then pushing on the side of the lens barrel that has the largest gap (note pushing the lens barrel all the way in is NOT recommended as it may become stuck there). While doing any of the above, listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins may have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click, immediately stop and try the camera.

Olympus Camedia... • Answered on Oct 28, 2010

I tried to find more information on the zoom error, and couldn't find much, but I did find a free manual, which might help:
There is the possibility that your problem is a corrupted memory card, or that the zoom is stuck. Try a different memory card in the camera, if you have one, and see if that helps. For the zoom problem, you can try to spray some compressed air into the lens assembly to free up any dirt or dust that may be jamming the gears.
Here is a web blog that details things you can try to free up the lens:
Wish I had more information for you, but perhaps this will help.
Good luck, hope you get those pictures of our beloved Rockies, and thanks for using FixYa.

Olympus Camedia... • Answered on Sep 06, 2010

You can download a manual from the manufacturer's web site at http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_support_manuals.asp?id=691

Olympus Camedia... • Answered on May 10, 2010


You can download the instruction manual by clicking this link. To download the Quick Start Guide, click here
  • You'll require Adobe PDF Reader installed on your computer to view this manual. If it is not already installed on your computer, download it free from: http://get.adobe.com/reader/
Hope this solves your problem. Thanks for using FixYa

Olympus Camedia... • Answered on Mar 29, 2010

The solution, by jimr929, to not touch the lens cover at all, works perfectly for me too, as mine is also a 2002 model.

rjbjboll----How did you remove the lens cover?


Olympus Camedia... • Answered on Jan 07, 2010

Sounds as if it could be an issue with the sensor behind the lens cover door. Unfortunately Olympus is no longer repairing this camera. You may want to call their customer service to discuss what your options are at this point. Their telephone number is 800-622-6372 option 2 and then option 3.

Olympus Camedia... • Answered on Mar 09, 2009

You could have burned bulb out.
But try checking settings for flash make sure they are turned on. You can due this through the menu functions.

Olympus Camedia... • Answered on Mar 08, 2009

Most likely the backlight has failed, or the motherboard is shot. Parts are available from the manufacture and online auction houses.

Olympus Camedia... • Answered on Jan 09, 2009

The manual for your camera is here

On page 55 of the PDF file it is explained how to delete images selectively.

On page 125 it is shown how to erase all the images at once.

Attention, the page numbering of the PDF file and the manual itself are not the same. PDF-file page 55 is manual page 45.

Hope that helps



Olympus Camedia... • Answered on Jan 05, 2009

To learn about the new and free version of Olympus Master 2 software go to: http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/oima_softwareMaster.asp Click on 'Free Download' to register your email address to receive an email containing a link to download either the Windows or Mac version. This software replaces all previous versions of Camedia Master, Olympus Master 1.x and is XP and Vista compatible.

Olympus Camedia... • Answered on Dec 17, 2008

first check the battery... charge or replace it... else reset the camera or repair

Olympus Camedia... • Answered on Sep 29, 2008

check the slot for bent pins.. probably needs repair

Olympus Camedia... • Answered on Sep 28, 2008

just take a new card or borrow any of your frenz card and just try putting that on your camera and find out whats the problem with it...you will find out whether its the cameras problem or the cards problem

Olympus Camedia... • Answered on Sep 04, 2008


Olympus Camedia... • Answered on Aug 11, 2008

In this case I would try to use SMPREP Smartmedia formatting utility on the problem card. Basically I was able to get an older ZIO! Smartmedia reader that supports SMPREP off Ebay for $7 total for a similar situation where I had a couple of useless problem cards that I had laying around for a couple of years. IMHO Smartmedia is a little more prone to getting problematic because the card is simply a raw flash memory chip, with no sort of dedicated controller to watch over it. All Flash based memory cards have bad block management that finds and corrects most bad areas on the card automatically that is transparent to the user. With smartmedia, since there is no dedicated controller, the card's bad block table can get out of date. The SMPREP utility scans the card and rebuilds the bad block table so the card will be like new again.

Olympus Camedia... • Answered on Jun 25, 2008

I have a fuji finepix 601 working with smartmedia cards, however the newer version of it, the 610 now has XD-cards which are even smaller. Olympus also is using XD cards for their new cameras. It looks like smartmedia is becoming obsolete indeed, as the maximum card size is 128 mb and other card form go much further. I don t see new cameras being sold with smartmedia cards, but the smartmedia cards are still sold in most shops, so it may be wise to buy an extra one if you want to use your olympus camera on the long term.

Olympus Camedia... • Answered on Sep 06, 2005

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