20 Most Recent Olympus FE-230 Digital Camera Questions & Answers


Olympus battery charger flashes red when battery is inserted.

"Another way I found was when this happens, to push the battery to the point the light will turn on, when it starts flashing slide it off then back on. Do this a few times so it charges a little, then you should be fine to leave it on."

I tried to do this with my LI-10C Olympus charger and it worked..The blinking red light turns to solid red..Thanks for the info...Now I won't be bothering to buy a new batt.or have my charger checked..
10/20/2020 8:07:09 PM • Olympus FE-230... • Answered on Oct 20, 2020

Problem with my Olympus FE-230

When I turn my camera on, the lens goes in and out a few times. Once it's finally on and I look at the screen, everything is blurry. When I take the picture, it's blurry too. If I try to use the zoom to adjust, the lens starts going in and out all crazy and won't adjust right.
2/27/2019 6:49:45 PM • Olympus FE-230... • Answered on Feb 27, 2019

How do you erase the memory card?

You can format in the camera. usually you go to the menu on your camera and select tools or utilities, select format.

Your memory card will be erased.
4/19/2017 10:15:18 AM • Olympus FE-230... • Answered on Apr 19, 2017

Can i transfer pictures to my ipad

With a card reader, you can move all the photos from your digital camera to computer. After that, you can take advantage of iTunes to transfer photos to your iPad. This should be easy, but please note that the RAW files takes much more storage space than the JPEG files, so you'd better take a look at your storage space of your iPad before you import photos from camera to iPad. transfer-pictures-ipad-oxaxc0rwhkhzilrwacqreyis-2-0.jpg After importing photos from camera to iPad, you can view them with the Photos app on your iPad. The RAW files can also be read on your tablet, and supported RAW files are exactly the same as your Mac computer does. http://www.leawo.org/tutorial/how-to-transfer-photos-from-camera-to-ipad.html
6/8/2016 2:07:34 AM • Olympus FE-230... • Answered on Jun 08, 2016

How do I download photos to Windows 7

Use the umbilical cord designed to connect the camera to your usb inputs on computer. Then using windows explorer you transfer the files over.
9/25/2015 5:30:04 PM • Olympus FE-230... • Answered on Sep 25, 2015

Dowload sofware olympus fe-230

The Olympus website does not have any downloads for this model. But My brother has the exact same camera.  I could get a copy of his software for you. (I think it's called Olympus Master)., I just need a way to send it to you....   Do you know how to use FTP software??
11/17/2014 3:39:12 PM • Olympus FE-230... • Answered on Nov 17, 2014

No function is performed, "write protect" message


OK, if the memory card itself is locked, you might sometimes get this error code. All you need to do is to take out the memory card and switch the lever on the left side to the unlock.


If the error is still displayed after you did the above, you might want to try the card in another camera.

If the card works in another camera . the problem is with your card reader in your camera.

If you open you sd slot and look inside with a sharp light , you should be able to see on the left side of the slot there is a little copper or spring steel lever switch. This switch work as follows:

1. When no card is inserted / no write protection , the switch is open and thus the protection is off.
2. When locked card is inserted , the tab is depressed and tells the camera that the card is lock.

Contrary to popular belief ,the little tab on the sd card is not an electronic switch and does not physically influence the card operation itself. If you put a locked card into a camera without a sd lock switch , you would still be able to use the card normally.

It is incredible difficult to fix this switch because of space limitations in the sd card. Look into the sd slot and if you can see the switch , use a needle to pull the little tab down toward the base of the camera by about 2mm or until it works being careful not to bend it.

If this does not resolve your problem , there might be a short in the switch circuit and the camera will need to be disassembled to resolve this error. This should cost no more than $50.

Please feel free to contact me if you need further information

Kind regards
10/27/2014 12:44:33 PM • Olympus FE-230... • Answered on Oct 27, 2014

Can flash be switched of

It sure can! Take a look at the 4 way selection button that surrounds the OK button.You'll see the lightning bolt looking symbol on the right side. When the camera is set to take still pictures and not in macro mode you simply push to that button on that right side and the camera will show the possible flash settings listed on the left side of the LCD screen. To select a setting push up or down on the same square section button. If you highlight the circle with the line through it, and then press OK to set it, be no flash when you shoot. From my experience using many different digitals I've found the flash to be pretty much the main problem when trying to get a good picture and have found that turning it off and providing more external lighting is always the best way to get a good consistant picture. On most cameras with Macro mode options, the flash will be turned off automatically since it's going to be adjusting for very close up shots. Depending on brand can be set for 2-3 feet and as close to 6 inches. I found using the Macro setting to work best for me on any shot that is within 3 feet or closer. I shoot hundreds of eBay pictures every week and always use Macro and never a flash to get the most realistic color reproduction and clearest shots.
9/23/2014 8:13:35 AM • Olympus FE-230... • Answered on Sep 23, 2014

Charged battery and camera will not turn on

Clean the charger terminals (the metal) and the plastice tray. Make sure light has gone from read to green for the battery in the charger. You may also need to take a can of air (dust off or something similar) and blow out the area the battery goes into. Also make sure the battery is installed correctly. I hope this helps.
9/7/2014 6:29:54 AM • Olympus FE-230... • Answered on Sep 07, 2014

Charge battery and put in camera and camera won't turn on

It could be the battery, the charger, dirty contacts either on the battery, the charger, or the camera. And, of course, there's the possibility that the camera itself is bad. If you have a voltmeter, try measuring the voltage between the battery terminals. Clean the contacts on the battery, charger, and camera with a clean damp cloth. Try charging the battery again.
9/6/2014 2:40:07 PM • Olympus FE-230... • Answered on Sep 06, 2014

Battery compart signal says its not closed.

There is a small switch that tells the camera if the battery door is closed or not, if you can find it see if one of the contacts are bent or if the contacts are corroded, straighten if bent, clean if dirty and try it again
6/20/2014 12:57:32 AM • Olympus FE-230... • Answered on Jun 20, 2014

Md863 camera will not charge. does not have external battery. cheaper to fix or replace?

A replacement battery will cost you about $20. Whether that is cost-effective for you or not is entirely your decision. Kodak EasyShare MD863 Zoom Batteries and Chargers for Digital Cameras
6/20/2014 12:50:05 AM • Olympus FE-230... • Answered on Jun 20, 2014

Master software download om211setup

screen view is red color and in visible result
5/14/2014 2:51:44 PM • Olympus FE-230... • Answered on May 14, 2014

Deleated photos that I want. How can I retreive

If the photos are on a memory card and you haven't done anything to the card since you deleted the photos, you may be able to recover at least some of the photos. Do a Google search for "data recovery software" and select a program for you computer and operating system. Put the card into a card reader attached to your computer and run the program.
5/6/2014 7:35:28 AM • Olympus FE-230... • Answered on May 06, 2014

Hey my Olympus 230 digital

If you are using a memory card, take no more pics until you've recovered the photos, take the card out of the camera. This is to reduce the chance of you overwriting some of your "lost" photos. There are many good freeware photo recovery software options that are available to help you recover your photos. This blog article reviews and outlines several of the better ones.
All the download links listed in the article are through CNET, primarily to verify that these are malware free software, and to give you a chance to read user reviews on the software before downloading.
3/3/2014 9:23:34 AM • Olympus FE-230... • Answered on Mar 03, 2014
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