Downloaded the firmware upgrade for low battery warning. Used new rechargeable batteries.
Finished downloading and camera shut of.
When I power up the orange & green lights flash.. the orange light goea out after a few seconds and the green one keeps flashing but camera will not operate.
Can you help
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Re: olympus sp 350
Are you sure you finalized the firmware upgrade procedure according to the instructions?
This sounds a little like you pulled the plug a little too soon...
Have you done it according to these instructions: http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/OMfirm.asp
And kept the camera connected until the update was 100 % complete?
If you did everything right, try reseting the camera - take the batteries out for the day, and see if it helps. if you're back to step one(the reason you did the upgrade), try the firmware upgrade again. If still it doesn't work contact olympus, and I hope you have a valid warranty.
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Some batteries, although the correct nominal voltage for the camera, are not powerful enough for continued use. I have found the best solution is to use rechargeable NiMH batteries of at least 2100 MaH, preferably 2500 MaH.
Always check the batteries first but if is it still giving the same fault, your camera is faulty. It should be taken to an authorized repair centre for a repair estimate. Very few digital cameras have any user-serviceable parts.
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Are your batteries fully charged? Direct Camera to PC transfer uses a lot of power. Some early L100s could not use rechargable batteries - unless you downloaded new firmware fron Nikon. That needs a card-reader. Once you have a card-reader, use this to download the pics, so that the PC supplies all the power.
The rechargeables are only meant to last a couple years maximum (pretty good that you got three out of them). Also rechargeable NiMH's have approximately 5 times the power of standard alkaline batteries. Alkaline batteries should only be used in emergencies in digital cameras as they will only last for a short while before they are drained (as you've discovered).
The obvious solution is that it's time to consider purchasing a new set of rechargeable NiMH batteries. Look on the package for a power rating of at least 2,500 mah. Avoid batteries that do not list the power rating as they are generally inferior batteries.
DaddyCass, I'd like to recommend to you that you put in new, not bought recently, or just charged, but new "Alkaline" batteries - don't skimp out on the black Eveready or the red ones (Energiser and Duracell are good).
Do this to be sure, because it really sounds like a power problem, and if you are using rechargables, you're rechargeables may be on the way out, supplying enough power to run low-powered items, but not enough for a high-load item like a digital camera.
Try this and let us know what eventuates.
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For what its worth I had this same problem with both rechargeables and
alkcalines. Fresh batteries were rejected after just a few shots and
were clearly NOT dead. Solution seems to be either use Sony's NP-NH25
cybershot battery which is made of two AA batteries jointed at the hip
or use generic rechargeable NiMh batteries with a capacity superior to
Sony's battery (>2500mAh).