Camera will not turn off unless battery is removed.(Problem only occurred recently)
Lens does not retract when battery is removed ( This should happen when camera is turned off )
I have studied the manuel and this problem is not covered.?
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Re: Camera does not turn off
This might be a serious problem requiring the power board (and maybe the main circuit board) to be replaced. What's the status of your warranty?
If valid, send it for repair. If expired get an estimate from olympus or a local shop that can handle it.
It was also common with the 990 when it came out.
There were rumours then that it could be fixed by a firmware upgrade, you could try and see if there are any available from the Olympus site.
also try leaving it without batteries for 24 hrs. If there is an internal battery you'll need to either find it and remove it, or leave it without batteries for more than 48 hrs. but contacting olympus might be usefull because sometimes the internal battery can keep charge for more than a month. you can tell by checking to see if it keeps the date/time. if it does then it hasn't been reset.
This could also be a case of the lens been obstructed. Sometimes a camera can go flipping from that.
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The manual o page 157 says : Lens will not retract.
Do not open the memory card/battery cover while the power is on. After closing the memory card/battery cover, turn the power on then back off (pp. 17, 18).
If that does not work the first time, while he camera is off, remove the battery. wait a minute and reinsert the battery. Close the card / battery cover and switch on again.
unless there is a mechanical problem, this should solve the problem.
If the lens do not extend completely, then problem is
lens itself.. When
this happens the motor is unable to retract or to extend the lens
either because one of the lens rings is damaged, or because of dust
inside lens rings. Sometimes lens error occurs because
batteries are nearly drained and insufficient power to lens motor. This
will cause the lens rings getting out of alignment and you get jammed
In other cases the
lens gets jammed either because of dust or dirt or because of a
mechanical problem.As a result the
camera freezes with lens half of the way out.
In some case the lens can be unjammed manually (see the tips below), more commonly the lens and the camera must be disassembled and there is no other way to fix the problem.
Try the tricks below. They rarely work, but you never know:
always with fully charged batteries you need as much power as you can
get to unlock the lens. Ensure that batteries are Alkaline or good
working rechargeable. If there is dust or sand in lens blow air with a compressor on top the lens.. Sometimes
methods like helping the lens movement while turning camera on and off
works, but this methods can do more damage to the camera. Help out the lens while turning the camera on. Remove
the battery, point camera to the floor and put back the battery while
holding on button and still pointing to the floor. Turn on this way and
see if it works. Connect camera to USB (that gives extra +5V power) and turn on still pointing to the floor.
You find some
more detailed hint using the links below. The links refer to digital
cameras (no film). In your case disregard all the parts that do not
apply( e.g some hint is for lens not retracting - the cause of the problem is the same and I reported the link).
Hello, You may need to remove battery for 24 hours then reload camera firmware from Kodak website as per user manual directions,the directions are also on the website.Hope this solves your problem,if not,it will be a trip to the repair shop. Regards,Russell
If the camera's lens will not retract out, then eventually shuts down, here is what you try to do.
Hold the camera from your right hand with the lens facing down. Then tap the base of the camera to your left palm while turning the camara on; do this several times until the camera's lens retracts out.
This problem often occur when the camera was taken outdoor or in the beach. Sand or a tiny granule of dirt might got stuck in the base of the lens.
remove the battery, let it sit for at least 2 hours, then put it back.
put the batteries back, then gentle push the lens sideways to free its stuck part. if the error still occurs and the lens is not retracting, consult the
warranty for the device as the lens assembly gears may be at fault.
Lens error is usually caused by mechanical faults concerning lens assembly. The lens cannot extend or retract fully, the error is detected and lens error is returned. Sometimes this can be fixed playing with the lens during extraction or retraction to help the lens asset getting back to normal. More often the camera lens must be disassembled and re-assembled by a technician to fix the problem.
My camera did the same thing. Try doing a couple of things.
1) remove and digital media cards. 2) turn the camera on and delete any pictures that may be stored in the camera memory (not on a removeable card) 3) remove the batteries for 60 seconds 4) replace the batteries without the media card and lay the camera on a flat surface with the lens pointing up (not sure if this helps, but it worked for me) 5) The lens should retract. 6) Turn off the camera 7) replace the media card and turn on.
I think for some reason my camera was getting hung up on the pictures stored in the camera's memory.