Olympus Camedia D-390 Digital Camera - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

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Olympus Camedia... | Answered on Nov 30, 2010 | 52 views

Ebay is your best bet. There are over 630 different ones there at the moment.

Olympus Camedia... | Answered on Nov 02, 2010 | 33 views

They are correct...Olympus no longer makes the xd picture card. You might be able to find one at amazon.com This is a 7 year old camera and only 2megapixels. If I were you, I would step up to a modern camera that uses SD/SDHC cards. You will be amazed at the results you will get.

Olympus Camedia... | Answered on Aug 24, 2010 | 99 views

You need to look at the media card onto which you are taking the photos. Possibly when you reinserted that card into the camera, you accidentaly moved the copy protection switch into the read only position.

These things are so very small that they are hard to see, or even feel, and equally difficult to know when you have moved it.

Remove the card and check the edges for this switch, to ensure that it has not been moved into read only. Then move it back to allow writing to the card.


Olympus Camedia... | Answered on Apr 20, 2010 | 217 views


You can download the complete instruction manual in PDF format by clicking this link.

Click here to download the Reference Manual.

Click here to download the Quick Start Guide.
  • You'll require Adobe PDF Reader installed on your computer to view the 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 Apr 11, 2010 | 66 views

Not sure what it is you are saying here it is conflicting

Size can be chaged 320x320... 600x400 etc but the resolution is final. If the camera is 6mp or 1.3 mp that is its resolution and cannot be changed.

You can change the speed via the ISO from say 200 400 600 what this does is alter the speed of the film and improve the compression of the pixels to make a more compact picture. But does not change the resolution it remains whatever MPs it was rated at by the manufacturer.

Olympus Camedia... | Answered on Aug 20, 2009 | 55 views

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Olympus Camedia... | Answered on Jun 11, 2009 | 309 views

what should i do

Olympus Camedia... | Answered on Apr 20, 2009 | 150 views

I don't know if You have all the literature for Your camera, Olympus usually puts out a short version, and a more detailed one. I am not familar with the 390, suspect some setting is incorrect. Have You tried leaving the batteries out long enough for it to return to defaults? Give it several hours, see what it does.

Olympus Camedia... | Answered on Apr 20, 2009 | 259 views

Open the Lens barrier to turn the camera ON and by closing the Lens barrier, you will turn it OFF.

Please let me know if that helps..

Thanks and Regards,

Olympus Camedia... | Answered on Apr 14, 2009 | 97 views

thank you for using fixya. if you have tried deleting the items on the camera and from a computer through a memory card reader, you may want to format your memory card or use a new one because it may have been damaged or a part of it has been corrupted.

Olympus Camedia... | Answered on Feb 08, 2009 | 80 views

The problem is that the largest xD card that your camera can support is a 256mb card without the M or H letters on it. The 1gb or 2gb card is not compatible.

Olympus Camedia... | Answered on Dec 17, 2008 | 162 views

I tried many ways to fix the problem. Someone suggesting unpluging it for 30 min. That didn't work. I downloaded the latest version of the camera driver. That didn't work. I downloaded the latest version of windows, and that didn't work.
I was running out of ideas. But I thought I might try restoring my computer to a prior date. This restore feature hasn't worked for me for 6 month. But, that day, luck was on my side.
Since I restored my computer to two weeks ago. My problem, is fixed!

Olympus Camedia... | Answered on Jan 15, 2009 | 160 views


Try formatting with an external card reader and PC.

Olympus Camedia... | Answered on Sep 03, 2008 | 579 views

did you formate it in the camera or your pc? formate in the camera first and is there a lock switch on the card?

I’m happy to assist further over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/james_1cb31da1bc8c6102

Olympus Camedia... | Answered on Sep 20, 2008 | 169 views

I will give you the steps that you can isolate whether memory card or the reader has malfunction. check the memory card with external card reader by connecting to computer if card really bad it will alert either error or unformatted (make sure write protection of the card is off if exist). When you format in computer successfully it can work in camera too. If issue persist in camera side you can try another card and next step will be hardware repair of camera reader. hope it will help.
Good Luck

Olympus Camedia... | Answered on Jan 01, 2008 | 240 views

The following link provides manuals, etc


If you are a Windows User only Windows 98 requires a driver.

There may be some software under the accessories link on the page.

You may need adobe reader from a button on the following link to read the manuals


Olympus Camedia... | Answered on May 13, 2008 | 69 views

Hi, The only reason your apps freezes is if it is having a hard time communicating with the camera and more often than not it is the memory of the camera that causes this. A couple of things you can try: 1. Rather than direct connection camera to PC, use a memory card reader. Remove the camera memory and use the reader to access/transfer the files; 2. It may be time to reformat the memory card itself which can be done by the PC through the card reader or the Format command in your camera; 3. retrieve files from the camera memory using a file recovery program such as "GetDataBack for FAT" and after all pictures/data/files have been recovered, do 2 above; 4. Try a different memory card (not necessarily same capacity) to check whether it is the memory or the camera itself; and/or 5. Reset you camera (powering off and removing the battery). Good luck and kind regards.

Olympus Camedia... | Answered on Sep 29, 2007 | 163 views

Are they of the correct type according to the manual If they are then contact Olympus Technical support.

Olympus Camedia... | Answered on Jan 26, 2009 | 131 views

Are you using the correct type of batteries - normal alkaline are not powerful enough Do check out your manual.

Olympus Camedia... | Answered on Jul 17, 2007 | 64 views

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