20 Most Recent Olympus FE-130 Digital Camera Questions & Answers


"Battery Empty" sign with camera shut off

You may try to set in setup the kind of batteries you are using. Many digital cameras allow you to set the kind of batteries being used. Whether or not this will solve the problem, is yet to be seen.
11/17/2013 6:09:52 AM • Olympus FE-130... • Answered on Nov 17, 2013

Olympus FE-130 Video Playback has no volume..............PLZ HELP!!!!

well did u use zoom while u made the videos???? if u did forget because the camera while doing zoom doesn´t record sound, u didn´t use zoom, probably the camera microphone needs to be replaced.
4/17/2013 4:41:43 AM • Olympus FE-130... • Answered on Apr 17, 2013

When i connect my usb

Consider NOT using the USB connection.

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.
4/6/2011 4:51:57 PM • Olympus FE-130... • Answered on Apr 06, 2011

Need to get picstures tranfered

Select "BACKUP" from the Setup menu.
3/11/2011 4:19:05 PM • Olympus FE-130... • Answered on Mar 11, 2011

Photos have been edited and

xD picture error means that the picture was stored on a logical bad sector on the card(one of the reasons cards have to be formatted time to time). Your only chance would be to back up all the pics you can then do a quick format which will fix the file system problems. Then scan your memory card with this software called smart recovery and you should be able to recover your pics 9 times out of 10. It has always worked for me and hope it works for you too.
PS: DO NOT do a FULL FORMAT. You should only do a QUICK FORMAT.

Good luck,
1/15/2011 3:31:08 PM • Olympus FE-130... • Answered on Jan 15, 2011

Olympus FE-130


on the above image you can see how I solved this problem. I used the way discribed in solution #2. I first broke off the little box and then added the little copper wire contacting the piece of iron at its left. Now my camera works again.
11/15/2010 12:08:23 PM • Olympus FE-130... • Answered on Nov 15, 2010

My olympus fe-130 keeps saying

Most likely ur card is corrupt. take the card out and there should be tiny slider on the side of the card with arrow showing in one direction. ur card , slide it from where it is to the other side and see if u can retrieve ur photos or make it to work again. even if it works again , take ur photos out and format the card before u use it again.
7/27/2010 11:47:50 PM • Olympus FE-130... • Answered on Jul 27, 2010

=[ wont work

If the lens does not extend then it is possible that it has become jammed. Somtimes this can cause the camera to sense an error and shut itself down immediately after powering on. There are other explanations for the behavior, but if the lens does not move this is the most likely cause. If the lens does extend but then the camera shuts right back off it is possible that an inner component such as the focusing element is not functioning properly. When a camera comes on and then turns right back off it is generally due to some failure in its self-check at power on. Most of these failures come from the lens due to the fact that it contains most of the moving parts. Check with your manufacturer for warranty support or recalls. Failing that you can find an online repair provider who can fix your camera. David Millier Advance Camera Repair
6/24/2010 3:46:26 PM • Olympus FE-130... • Answered on Jun 24, 2010

I recently purchased a new computer with windows

You may have to use a separate card reader to download your pics.
4/20/2010 9:21:55 PM • Olympus FE-130... • Answered on Apr 20, 2010

I am using normal aa batteries but they are only

We suggest Energizer Ultimate Lithium AA batteries to our customers in our camera shop, and they love them! They last a really long time, and are well worth the extra cost. We sell loads of them, and I've only had good comments back, not one bad one. I hope this helps. If it solves your problem, please rate my solution favorably. Thanks
11/7/2009 8:56:04 PM • Olympus FE-130... • Answered on Nov 07, 2009

Hi, I have an Olympus fe130 and it keeps saying

The camera uses very common "AA" batteries, but infortunately AA batteries come in various "stengths", and the FE130 requires a very high strength AA battery- you may have a battery, that will fit in the camera, but just doesn't have the power for your camera, Also, the batteries may be "new" to you (you bought them recently), but they may have been on the store shelf too long (most "throw away batteries have Expiration dates on the package and sometimes on the bateries themselves- if they are still "in date"- have someone check them with a battery tester or voltmeter- if you don't have either of those- see if you have some other device ( a small flashlight) they might fit in to check- occassionally batteries go bad. There is also the possibility is that you purchased AA batteries that are rechargable, like NiCad, that don't have to be thrown away), but they need charging before they can be used, and regularly to keep their charge. If you tell us what the battery label says and any date info it might have we can probably know more.
9/27/2009 5:39:13 PM • Olympus FE-130... • Answered on Sep 27, 2009

The memory card won't click into place, although it goes in far

The problem you are describing is a problem with the memory card slot in the camera. It may be that a pin inside the slot has been damaged and needs to be replaced. Following are the instructions to send your camera to Olympus for service.


Olympus will charge a flat rate repair fee for this product if beyond the one year factory warranty or the warranty is voided. The cost is $73 plus your local sales tax. This covers parts and labor, factory cleaning and diagnostic check, 6 month warranty and the cost of shipping the product back to you is all included in that price.
5/21/2009 7:48:57 PM • Olympus FE-130... • Answered on May 21, 2009

Card cover open

Ok, you do not have to do any desodering or sodering. Take the camera cover off 7 screws. Where the switch is there is a white box where the broken switch was. Gentley lift the top of the little box and wiggle it so it breaks off. There are 2 little connectors on each side of the box. bend them up and work the rest of the box off. bend the connectors back where they were, take a smal piece of electic wire and wrap it around each of those posts. I used tweezers. No more "card door open" error. This by passes it.
5/20/2009 1:15:40 AM • Olympus FE-130... • Answered on May 20, 2009

Soldering 'Card Cover Open' Switch Closed

I had the same problem after a little plastic trigger thing fell out of the hole above where it says push to eject. After poking around for a while I took the camera apart (remove 7 screws) which made it much easier to see, with a magnifying glass and lamp, what the problem was. A damaged wire that needed to be connected to something. Only the very end of the wire was visible, inside a small white plastic box thing. The plastic box thing eventually fell apart with my attempts to put in bits of wire of varying shapes. When it came loose I was left with a short stiff bit of wire. I took a strand of copper wire (from an old piece of electrical wire), twisted it so I had a small loop at one end, looped it over the end of the stiff bit of wire, and then curved the rest of the wire (about 3 - 4 cm long) so it was resting on a silver piece of metal just below where the white plastic box had been. Put the cover back on and the camera worked. Needless to say, it won't let me know if I've left the cover off, but then it won't work unless the cover is on, so it doesn't seem to matter. Saved about $100.
5/20/2009 1:06:10 AM • Olympus FE-130... • Answered on May 20, 2009

Power supply for Olympus fe-130

(In addition to the batteries provided with the camera, the following types of battery can be used. Choose the power source best suited to the situation.
AA alkaline batteries/ Oxyride batteries
The number of pictures that you can take may vary considerably depending on the
battery manufacturer and shooting conditions.
AA NiMH batteries (rechargeable batteries)
Olympus NiMH batteries are rechargeable and economical. For details, refer to the instruction manual for your charger.
(Lithium battery packs (CR-V3) and AA manganese (zinc-carbon) batteries
cannot be used.
(Power consumption by the camera varies depending on which functions are used.
(Power is consumed continuously during the conditions described below causing
batteries to become exhausted quickly.
• The zoom is used repeatedly.
• The shutter button is pressed halfway repeatedly in shooting mode, activating the auto focus.
• The monitor is left on for an extended period of time.
• The camera is connected to a computer or printer.
(The battery life varies greatly depending on the type of battery, manufacturer,
shooting conditions, etc. Because of this, there may be cases where the camera
turns itself off without displaying the battery level warning, or displays the battery
level warning sooner than usual.

The camera also has an optional accessory of an AC adapter that can be used as an alternative power source. It is model number E-7AU.
An AC adapter is useful for time-consuming tasks such as image downloads to
a computer or when running a slideshow for a long period of time.
To use the AC adapter with this camera, the optional multi-adapter (CB-MA1) is
necessary. Do not use any other AC adapter with this camera.
• Do not remove or load the battery or connect or disconnect the AC adapter or
multi-adapter while the camera is on or the camera is connected to the other
equipment. Doing so could affect the camera’s internal settings or functions.
• The AC adapter can be used within the range of AC 100 V to AC 240 V (50/60
Hz). When using the shape of abroad, you may need a plug adapter to convert
the plug to match the AC wall outlet. For details, ask at your local electrical shop
or travel agent.
• Do not use travel voltage converters as they could damage the AC adapter.
4/21/2009 3:46:26 PM • Olympus FE-130... • Answered on Apr 21, 2009

Card Cover Open

The problem you are describing is a problem with the sensor that is on the card cover door. It seems to have failed and needs to be replaced. Following are the instructions to send your camera to Olympus for service.


Olympus will charge a flat rate repair fee for this product if beyond the one year factory warranty or the warranty is voided. The cost is $73 plus your local sales tax. This covers parts and labor, factory cleaning and diagnostic check, 6 month warranty and the cost of shipping the product back to you is all included in that price.
3/30/2009 1:36:59 PM • Olympus FE-130... • Answered on Mar 30, 2009

"Battery Empty"

The model of the digital camera would help here.
Many digital cameras have a small battery which saves the settings similar to the way a small battery in a PC or laptop saves the bios settings.
If your camera has such a battery, then have the battery tested, unless you have a tester. Such a tester to test button batteries can be found at stores like Radio Shack.

You could also go to a store like Target or Walmart, and these stores usually will have the button battery needed.
If the camera has such a battery and it is good, then other problems are present.
11/24/2008 2:11:13 AM • Olympus FE-130... • Answered on Nov 24, 2008
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