Question about Olympus MJU 300 Digital Camera
I just started having this problem with my canon PowerShot A310 and checked their service website which says "Effective immediately, and regardless of warranty status, Canon will repair, free of charge, products exhibiting the above-mentioned malfunction if the malfunction is caused by the CCD image sensor. Canon will also cover the cost of shipping and handling in connection with this repair." Here's the website link: http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&keycode=2112&fcategoryid=221&modelid=9829
Posted on Sep 25, 2006
Try shooting in RAW or in black and white, see if it helps. Sounds like a bad ccd as you can still see old pics, but not "live" pics, the ccd is the cameras retina so if it is bad, it wont "see" anything.
Posted on Feb 19, 2008
Not sure if you've figured it out already, but there is a botton on the top-right of the LCD screen. It turns off the LCD so that you can use the small lens to look at what you are taking of picture of.
Posted on Jan 01, 2008
This sounds like a defective Sony CCD issue. If so, Sony will fix your Minolta camera for free (with free shipping) regardless of warranty. You need to do this before March 31, 2008 so get going! See this link:
The Dimage models that Sony is accepting for the recall repair are:
Dimage 7HI, 7I, A1, Xi, F300, XT, X20, S414.
Posted on Nov 17, 2007
Hvae you caught the display (disp) button, thus switching the camera into viewfinder mode? Fix, press it whilst powered on, the lcd should fire up.
Posted on Aug 28, 2007
Thank you for the information!! I started experiencing the same problem almost a year ago. The camera was a Christmas gift and i no longer am in contact with the person who gave it to me. I almost decided to throw it away and buy a new one. Glad I didn't! :o)
Posted on Aug 06, 2007
Ebay - $50 for a used A7
Posted on May 16, 2007
I wonder how common this is for this model? I experienced the exact same thing with my Digimax A7. Although, I know for a fact that mine wasn't dropped, knocked or jarred in ANY unusual way. (I also question whether yours could have been knocked hard enough in your purse to take out the CCD if it were reasonable designed/manufactured.) Samsung is not on the list of cameras with defective CCDs given by the previous poster, but I would have to wonder. My camera was less than a year old, and I hadn't even used it that much. When I did, I treated it very carefully. I am actually quite ticked off that it didn't even last year. It's not like it was some cheap toy of a camera. Shame on Samsung! I have one of their cell phones and a camcorder -- I thought they were better than that. The warranty is for one year, and I assume that this should be covered; however, I am also sure that they would try to worm out of it by saying that they thought it had been dropped or mistreated. I know the store I bought it from will take it back within a year with the receipt, so I think I'm just going to return the damned thing.
Posted on Sep 27, 2006
If you can still view old pictures on that camera, your LCD is good. Sounds like a defective CCD, which is being repaired at no charge under a service advisory on some models. Go here to check: http://www.imaging-resource.com/badccds.html
Posted on Sep 22, 2006
Sorry, no solution yet. But I have had the same problem today with my camera. I think one of the kids dropped it in the house. I can view earlier pictures, but can't take new ones becasue the display is gone. The display is fine since it shows old pics. If I shake it close to the ear, i can hear some broken part. my guess is either the CCD or lens, even though the lens look ok and the zoom motor works as well. I guess the only option is an expensive or repair or to buy a new one, unless someone can suggest a better answer.
Posted on Sep 20, 2006
There is lcd backli cfl failure get ur lcd screen changed
Posted on Sep 19, 2006
Normally there are two reasons for the given problem. 1). Bad or defective CCD. and/or 2). shutter not working. in the first case the only solution is the replacement of the CCD. and in the later case sticking of shutter blade, non functioning of shutter blade will cause the problem. This can be rectified by sending it to some repairer.
Posted on Sep 14, 2006
Just in Time for Christmas then!
So decisions - live with out the screen- it appears to be a connexion failure or a main board failure.
Or replace the camera - a repair will cost almost as much.
Posted on Dec 04, 2007
The problem you are describing is a problem with one of the chips in the camera that controls image processing. It seems to have failed and needs to be replaced. Following are the instructions to send your camera to Olympus for service. http://olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_servicerepair.asp Olympus will charge a flat rate repair fee for this product if beyond the one year factory warranty or the warranty is voided. The cost is $100.85 plus your local sales tax. This covers parts and labor, factory cleaning and diagnostic check, 6 month warranty and the cost of shipping the product back to you is all included in that price.
Posted on Jun 10, 2009
Turn on camera. Blurry pic. Wirly grinding noises. Blue screen.
Codes on blue screen:
5 f 0 8
5 e 0 2
5 f 0 8
5 e 0 2
Sometimes smacking the **** out of it fixes it. Today it doesn't seem to do the trick any more.
Posted on Nov 27, 2009
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