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Okay so you're probably first thing I would do is make sure that the batteries and charging is good and the camera has power and enough power to operate the second thing I would focus on is the memory card they can wear out they can go bad and they can break I would try different memory card I'm also attaching the manual for that camera make sure you get a memory card that belongs with that camera even though they look the same they have different speed ratings on the card from 1 to 10 make sure you have the exact and proper memory card it's made for that camera or it will not work http://cs.olympus-imaging.jp/en/support/imsg/digicamera/download/manual/zoom/man_sp550_e.pdf

Olympus SP-350... • Answered on Mar 07, 2018


The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.

Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

Firstly , 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).

Try gently 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.

Another 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 your hand.

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.

You can also have a look at THIS link.

Hope the advise is useful. please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance. Also, please be so kind to let me know if you found this helpful.


Olympus SP-350... • Answered on Nov 27, 2013

Try NOT connecting your camera to your computer.The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program such as Picasa ( http://picasa.google.com ).

Olympus SP-350... • Answered on Jun 06, 2013


p.156 is Troubleshooting section of the manual.

green and orange lights flashing mean that the batteries are exhausted.

Olympus SP-350... • Answered on Feb 23, 2013

You need to take your camera to a digital camera repairer.

Olympus SP-350... • Answered on Jan 28, 2013

You have a serious problem that will require repairs.

Olympus SP-350... • Answered on Jan 28, 2013

I had the same problem, so tried putting the zoom fully on to take a picture.It worked.

Olympus SP-350... • Answered on Aug 19, 2012

This may help:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsew7tfpHms

Olympus SP-350... • Answered on Aug 14, 2012

unfortunately it is repair issue.. the lens does go out on a track and may have got off track

Olympus SP-350... • Answered on Apr 23, 2012

not sure - but seems like you have a power on issue, so try to check into the battery bay and see if there's any dirty stuff or leak from battery or just make sure the contact is clear.

Using a meter to double check to know that the batteries are BOTH charged is advised. The Buzzing noise seem to indicate the motor is having problem extending the lens or the motor's gear is stripping hence making the noise?

Olympus SP-350... • Answered on Jun 08, 2011

I have the same problem with flashing red and green light when I tried to turn on my Olympus SP-350.

I don't know what's wrong, so please let me know if you have any clue. I personally did not drop the cam, but someone else might and did not tell me :(

Olympus SP-350... • Answered on Jun 08, 2011

The damaged LCD screen could have finally faulted the circuit and so there are errors in the main processor section of the camera.
Disconect the damaged screen and try if the camera resets.

Olympus SP-350... • Answered on Mar 21, 2011

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