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Olympus Stylus 850SW viewfinder and photos pink and blurry
Pink photos are usually caused by White Balance being set wrong. You should see in the menu the WB icon. Change the icon to the symbol of the sun. Or.... just reset the camera back to the default settings by going to the camera reset in the menu. If this fails, then your picture sensor is needing to be replaced.
For the manual, go to the following site:
My camera doesn't have color and I constantly see horizontal lines how can I fix this
To avoid to much guessing, I think you should try to reset the camera. How to do that is on page 24 and 25 of the manual. With this you exclude things that can go wrong, because of a wrong scene setting or white balance or whatever. After you did the reset in the shooting mode, everything is in automatic again. Then again try to shoot a picture.
It could be the display is giving up. after a few years you can't expect it would work as new. So even if you still see lines on the display, shoot some pictures and put them on the computer. There view the results.
If the pictures are good but the lines are still on the display, try to live with that. Repairs will cost more than a brand new camera of a better quality. If the lines are in the picture, the sensor is defect and I think you should start saving for a new camera. Although new point and shoots can be bought around a 100 dollar. But even some smart phones now can take pictures that should be as goos as the ones that came from your Olympus when it was brand new.
If you can't find the manual, the link here will download it for you:
The camera will turn on/off But No image on the LCD
For this I would like to know if any water got into the camera.
If it did, then it more than likely has been shorted out, since you said you turned it on.
Good for parts if that is the case.
Any kind water in any camera spells doom.
If you ever have a digital camera which has any water exposure, then immediately remove the battery and if possible open the camera case by removing at least the back's screws, making a note where each goes. Let the camera dry out for a few days minimum.
Even after this, most digital cameras will not survive the water damage. The circuits are so small and delicate that any water will cause damage. Corrosion will do the most damage as a result of water causing chemical reactions with the solder and other elements. Any small damage to these tiny, delicate circuits will spell doom.
Battery charger flashing red
Although the manuals nothing says about flashing red light on charger, my best guess is the battery is defect.
Try to remove the battery several times and start the charging again and again. But when after a few attempts the LED starts flashing again, you better buy a new battery. When you don't use the camera for a longer period, make it a habit, to charge the battery every 3 months or so.
Camera works but can no longer download pictures to computer
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 management program such as Picasa ( http://picasa.google.com
Cracked/dead screen on Olympus 850SW
Hi, if you want you can replace the Screen in low coast. But i like to say its depend on you r country. But if you think in casual way then a new camera always higher price than a camera parts. So i suggest you visit a service center and tell them for replace your camera screen. It will cost approx 25 - 50 USD. Thanks & waiting for your feedback.
Memory card not formatting
Make sure you are using the correct memory card as listed in the user manual, make sure the small slide switch on the side of the card is in the right position.
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