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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The problem you describe is frequently due to corrosion on the battery
contacts inside the camera. Remove the batteries and wipe the inside
contacts firmly with a dry cloth (heavy corrosion may require cleaning
with a wire brush, steel wool, or sandpaper). Remove any residue that
may have fallen into the battery compartment during cleaning, then wipe
the ends of the batteries and replace them in the camera. This clears
up the problem about 90% of the time -- I hope it works for you.
I had the same problem but I fixed it by buying 2 rechargable CRV3 batteries and the charger. At the time such batteries were not common, so although I got a brand that I never heard of (CTA) and they have been great, They last a long time and power is no longer an issue.
I found you because 10 minutes ago, my camera exhibited the same behavior as all yours. All of a sudden, the red and green lights started blinking on and off and nothing worked. I just tried switching batteries and the camera is working! I am using a couple of RCR-V3 Li-ion rechargeable batteries, which I purchased on Ebay three months ago. Thought I'd pass it on.