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"Card-cover open" error message

I have an Olympus Stylus Verve, it's always worked just fine. But today, after switching memory cards, it gave the message "Card-cover open". The card cover is closed, I tried switching back to the memory card I had in there before, and it still says this. I can't take pictures or get the pictures I already have from the camera to the computer. It doesn't let me do anything. I've never had any problem with the card cover before.

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  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2007

    my olympus camera has an error message saying card cover open and the cover is already closed. i have been trying to fix it by pushing the battery and memory card in harder and by turning it on and off. it doesnt seem to work! i have tried following instructions but it doesnt seem to work either! how can i get help?

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2008

    I keep getting the same error......I do not see where the door switch is.

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    olympus stylus verve/ u-mini digital camera

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    When I turn on the camera, I see "CARD-COVER OPEN" message. I removed & inserted card and battery. Turned off and on and message appears again.

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I had this same problem and I took a jewler screw driver and moved the little 'tang' on the latch (sensor?) on the camera side (not door side) of the battery and card compartment. Close the door and the message went away (for now?!)

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It's when putting the card in.. typically you put it in and it clicks (so to speak).. if you delay removing your finger-push, it does something to the card and makes a Disconnect, although in looking at it, it looks just fine.. and the cover closes... A lot of people are reporting 'door open' errors. The micro-switch in the door housing is quite sensitive and pressure shifts from your hand on the door can cause it to trigger as if the door were opened. some get progressively worse. One fix is to add a little bit of length to the plastic that contacts the switch, either a layer of tape or a drop of epoxy, etc. This may help (or may not if the switch itself is flaky). Another fix discussed bypassing the switch altogether, obviously not for the faint of heart (or cameras in warrantee).

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