20 Most Recent Olympus SP-510 UZ Digital Camera Questions & Answers

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Adjust microphone level

You can't adjust the volume of the recording, but you can adjust the volume of the playback. See page 31 of this manual.
3/22/2013 10:20:45 PM • Olympus SP-510... • Answered on Mar 22, 2013
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Do i have shutter delay or timer?

Yes. From the top menu, select MODE MENU then CAMERA then the one-handed clock then ON. Start the self-timer by pressing the shutter release button as usual.
9/12/2011 7:05:31 PM • Olympus SP-510... • Answered on Sep 12, 2011
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Wont turn on after having

The non-functioning of the camera can be a fault in the shutter, zoom or auto focus sections and may be due to the failure of the Main control system or the drive. A simple was is to reset and we can try by removing the battery and card for some time. Now replace only the battery and while switching power ON, tap the lens hood on the palm of your hands so as to disengage any dirt or mechanism being struck.
Use some air to blow between the lens to dislodge any sand particles struck inside. Unless you are familiar with handling of small devices must the camera be opened. If so check the voltage on the motor drive, check the auto focus and Zoom drives, it must be free with manual movement. If jammed the motor can be removed and released. If none of these works then you can think of taking consensus with the service centre.
Get estimate before you decide. It will be good to have it checked at the authorised service as you do not have to run around for spares.

Thank You for using Fixya

9/6/2011 9:37:20 AM • Olympus SP-510... • Answered on Sep 06, 2011
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LCD DISPLAY IS BROKEN HOW

I almost always use ebay to purchase replacement parts like LCDs or other things. Just be smart when searching. Below is a link to the ebay listings for the part you require. Replacing the Screen is usually a little tricky, so take your time when taking the camera apart and make sure you keep all screws and have clean hands, and a clean workspace.

http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=Olympus+SP-510+LCD&_sacat=See-All-Categories
5/5/2011 8:10:09 PM • Olympus SP-510... • Answered on May 05, 2011
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Having laptop with win 7

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.
4/29/2011 4:22:42 AM • Olympus SP-510... • Answered on Apr 29, 2011
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What does 'write protect' mean; it is stopping me

Hi,the memory card has a switch on it,its a protection for your files.Just power off then take out the memory card and look for a very small switch.Just move it to the unlock position.This should fix the problem,don't forget to rate....
4/17/2011 4:36:56 PM • Olympus SP-510... • Answered on Apr 17, 2011
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The Olympus software is not recognizing the camera

Having gone over four months without a response, I assume my suggestion to use a card reader solved the problem.
3/24/2011 5:54:00 PM • Olympus SP-510... • Answered on Mar 24, 2011
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How do I get the date stamp on my Olympus SP-510

The SP-510 will not deface your pictures by scrawling numbers across them. However, the data is stored with every picture. Depending on the program and printer, you can print the date on the image, in the margins, or on the back. Please refer to the documentation for the program.

If you print directly from the camera, refer to the instructions in the "Printing" section of the camera manual (page 46 in my copy).
3/21/2011 9:17:03 PM • Olympus SP-510... • Answered on Mar 21, 2011
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I have an Olympus SP-510uz

Hello

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 centre 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.

Regards
Andrea
2/10/2011 1:58:09 PM • Olympus SP-510... • Answered on Feb 10, 2011
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Does the olympus sp510 uz

It is explained on page 14 of the manual. The maximum time is 8 minutes.
1/25/2011 10:22:45 PM • Olympus SP-510... • Answered on Jan 25, 2011
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Hi, I have an Oly

Hello Musat

The problem sounds to be with the card reader of the camera. Most often what happens is that the soldering on the card reader's connection to the circuit board gets loose and if one of these contacts are loose , it gives a card error.

The problem is most likely not firmware or card related and unfortunately opening the camera to check the soldering is not really a user friendly fix. If you send it in , it will cost about $40-$80 to have this fixed.

Have a look under a good light into the card slot and see if you can see anything out of the ordanary that may be blocking the contact pins but if there is none , you probably won't be able to fix this yourself.

If your camera is still relatively new , you should have it fixed under the warrranty service.

Kind Regards
Andrea
9/28/2010 9:22:33 AM • Olympus SP-510... • Answered on Sep 28, 2010
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When power button is pushed "zoom error" is displayed on screen

Hello

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.

Regards
Andrea
9/27/2010 5:41:01 PM • Olympus SP-510... • Answered on Sep 27, 2010
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Is the olympus sp- 510 uz a good camera? I found

It was $279.95 when it came out in 2006. A lot of people liked it. If yours actually works (buying at a pawn shop is always "iffy") and you got it at a great price, be happy.
8/6/2010 9:27:19 PM • Olympus SP-510... • Answered on Aug 06, 2010
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Lens will not go back into camera, it has been

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 Canon's, 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.
6/23/2010 3:40:54 AM • Olympus SP-510... • Answered on Jun 23, 2010
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ZOOM ERROR

All these errors are crucial indicating what is going with the camera. the key is "not" to force any parts that should be moving yet aren't for you might further damage it!
This company is reliable and does a great job at cleaning it too.http://www.teleplancamerarepair.com/manufacturer/repair-camera-model-problems.asp?mo=204
6/3/2010 4:19:51 PM • Olympus SP-510... • Answered on Jun 03, 2010
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7 May 2010

Try cleaning the battery contacts in the camera with a cotton swab lightly dampened with rubbing alcohol.
5/8/2010 4:20:45 PM • Olympus SP-510... • Answered on May 08, 2010
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Blue line on pictures. SP-510 UZ

From what I am told your CCD is damaged. I have the same problem with my Z812.
3/7/2010 10:02:16 PM • Olympus SP-510... • Answered on Mar 07, 2010
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