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Camera does not turn off

TWO PROBLEMS 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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  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2007

    Also a C-770 owner, whose camera now will not shut off. We continue to use it, taking the battery out when we want it "off". However, now it will not enter the playback mode, either.

  • kramercd123 Nov 06, 2007

    Olympus C-770 will not shut off. On continued use, it will not go into the playback mode. We have left the battery out for a few days, but the time and date is still retained, so it must have an internal battery. Any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2007

    Camera turns on then just goes dead

  • debiru60 Aug 08, 2008

    camera turns on. when i go to view mode the double green light blinks fast, can not get out of anything except by taking the batteries out. it totally freezes up.

  • comptonzone Feb 08, 2009

    Camera does not turn off it eventually does after inactivity.



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Pretty common. 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. Good luck

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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 lens. 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.

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Test 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..
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Connect camera to USB (that gives extra +5V power) and turn on still pointing to the floor.

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