20 Most Recent Olympus FE-370 Digital Camera Questions & Answers


moisture be hide shutter happens a lot down south .......let dry in sun

Olympus FE-370... | Answered on Mar 04, 2016


Camera records the date and time each picture is taken, storing this information somewhere in the JPG file, so you can stamp photos after uploading them on a PC. You can use TimeToPhoto software. It can stamp photos automatically in a batch.


Olympus FE-370... | Answered on Sep 24, 2015


ZenMaster Buba in the house.

Scooby Snack= Solution to 43% of the issues with modern portable electronic devices I have scanned thru in the posts in here so far.
Murphey's tool kit=
1."" H2O"" , be it steam , humidity , swimming pools or a 5 ticket ride in the Maytag.
(wet bathing suits in the backseat...another thread)
2.""sudden impacts""Fell off the bar , fell off the table , thrown across the room , or just plain abuse...and the device goes along for the ride with you.
3.""constant repetative action to the same piece or area"" Nope even gonna...too easy...
4.""Your Kids"" Nuff said...

Effect: Modern portable electronic devices aren't welded together like our old Ataries aqnd SEGAs. now they are sprayed together and wires are replaced with (HINT) "ribbons" (HINT , HINT) and pin connectors (HINT). Anything with a LCD...get the picture?

Footnote: a stickem on your boot

More 411: moisture heat ferrus metal electrical current=the crusty white powder you see on a car battery termanal on a 'mini-me' scale. Ok, well, maybe a 'mini-mini-mini-mini-me' scale.

Example: Cell phone, camera, a just like new, as is, 15 dollar DVD player with no adapter sold to you from a guy named Snake ,in the back seat...toss some wet swimming trunks,pool towels, wet T-shirts on top and add heat or humidity. It can take weeks for the symptoms to start or even a sudden terminal failure.Even visual inspection may not be able to identify the problem.

Solution: Couple cold ones...some quality time with Mechanico the Mexican McGyver and his DIY instructional video (No snit...real..."Sony Ericsson c905 8.1 mega pixel camera/cell phone dissasembly video) on YouTube.
...or...
don't try this at home and pay some one 'Certified' like me, to fix it.

Keep it real...the blue ones help...

Olympus FE-370... | Answered on Dec 03, 2014


gogle it

Olympus FE-370... | Answered on Jul 26, 2014


You can recover pictures from canon camera with camera recovery software, download this one names asoftech photo recovery that helped me before
http://www.asoftech.com/apr/

Take note that you'd better remove the memory card from camera, and then connect the memory card to computer with a card reader.

If needed, you can do a quick format of the memory card, and then use asoftech photo recovery to recover the photos.

Here's a video tutorial for camera photo recovery

Olympus FE-370... | Answered on Feb 07, 2014


Sadly it sounds like the screen has been broken, often times any white on an lcd screen mean that the liquid crystals have been damaged, most likely from dropping the camera or bumping it into something. I had the same thing happen to an old camera of mine. Sorry for the bad news, but it is probably just as or more expensive to fix the screen than it is to just buy a new camera unless it is a very expensive professional camera.

Olympus FE-370... | Answered on Dec 04, 2013


Definitely Yes! Hello, rslagala! I recommend you to use this photo recovery software (also recover music and video files); it can help you recover your lost pictures from your memory card:
Photo Recovery for Windows Users
Photo Recovery for Mac Users
Remember not write any thing to the device until you have got your pictures back!
Best wishes!

Olympus FE-370... | Answered on Oct 18, 2013


Increase the LCD brightness from the setting.

Olympus FE-370... | Answered on Aug 07, 2012


With no card in the camera, go into the menu and find "format". Follow the on-screen instructions to erase the internal memory. After that, your card should work properly.

Olympus FE-370... | Answered on Nov 10, 2011


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Do the foowing instructions please:
1. Turn off your camera.
2. Remove your memory card.
3. Switch the position of memory card.
4. Install the memory card to its own place.
5. Turn on the camera.

I hope this will help you.

Olympus FE-370... | Answered on Nov 08, 2011


Hi,

I am sorry to hear regarding the trouble. This is a common problem on these models. It is either a faulty CCD sensor or LCD panel. If this is a problem while taking new images,however old images are still perfect - this indicates a problem with CCD sensor unless this is an indication of faulty LCD panel. Unfortunately, in both situations, repair is never advisable as the cost of repair would be high as compared to cost of the camera. It would be wise to invest in new camera. Be advised that if it is faulty CCD sensor, there were few recalls in the past for old models.So, it would be worth giving a call to their customer service and ask whether there is any recall or not. If not, they might offer a replacement in lieu of this camera at a highly discounted price.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

Olympus FE-370... | Answered on Jul 02, 2011


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 interiors). Once these materials work their way into the lens mechanism, that's all she wrote. I have many cameras, 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 particles 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.

Olympus FE-370... | Answered on Jun 26, 2011


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 FE-370... | Answered on Jun 24, 2011


Consider 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 FE-370... | Answered on Jun 10, 2011


This should be normal it will be the lens moving in to position. Try watching the lens as you turn on.

Olympus FE-370... | Answered on Jun 09, 2011

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