Question about Olympus Camedia C-5050 Zoom Digital Camera
I too have experienced the same situation .... I have THREE C-5050's and "REGULAR" part seems to occure when the camera is overworked, or WARM. Does your camera become warmer is you are shooting many picturees one after the other? When it cools down (black case could add to the scenario), the problem stops.
I have found that over heating occurs from two situations:
1. Taking shots one right after the other, quickly, for a number of shots in very rapid succession
2. leaving the camera sit in the sun
What do you all think about this? Is it of any assistance?
Posted on Aug 21, 2008
I've posted this elsewhere on this site but I can't find a simple way of linking directly to it, so I'll repeat it here: ================================= The powere switch is part of the mode dial assembly. Mode dial repair kits are often listed on eBay. Don't try the repair yourself unless you have some experience in dismantling (and more importantly re-assembling!) modern cameras - although given that getting an "official" repair is probably not economic it may be worth the risk. There are instructions for replacing the dial here http://myolympus.org/5050/modedial/ It's really not that difficult but patience and good eyesight are needed.
Posted on Sep 16, 2007
Hi Robin, That is a great camera. It sounds like there is a problem that would require a return, for repair, or a replacement. There is a short in or very near the on/off switch. If you cannot return it, and it really bothers you, there are a lot of camera shops that could fix it for you. Or, if it is not much of a nuisance, leave it be, it may last for years. Sorry I couldn't be any more help. nightdiver
Posted on May 19, 2006
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