My camera was doing ok when one day I took it out to take pic. when I switched it on it gave the message that the card if full. I tried to delete some of the pics but then it started giving me messages that format card or switch off option. I could not switch off my camera. It jut got held. I had to take out the bettries to switch it off. Later I tried to switch it on but it doesn't work. I showed it to some camera fixing person and he said that there is no problem with the hardware and that I should get it checkeg by Olypmus itself and they have software to detect the problem with the software and he is aso mentioned that it is expensive. Now I don't know what to do. Can any one help please.... thanks
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Re: I can not switch on mu camera,
If the camera is under warranty it´s free....if not it could be expensive, depending where u are they will send it to portugal or to czech republic, that´s where in europe all the olympus cameras are repaired, and they don´t have such software, i know i worked there, probably tis the card slot damaged, and they will replace it.
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SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card. If the switch is already in the proper position, slide it fully the other way and then back again.
In your case the
problem is not with the card but rather with your
camera's card reader. This is a rather hard problem to fix yourself but
here is what you can do.
Open the card slot of your camera and
peer inside with a sharp light or torch. You should see a little metal
tab or switch inside the card slot. This is the write protection
switch. Contrary to popular belief , the switch on the card does not
impact the operation of the card itself but rather tells the camera
that the card should be locked by depressing the little pin inside.
you put a protected card into a camera with no protection switch , the
card would operate normally.
, with time and repeated use , the switch will start to bend slightly
until it will no longer depress when a unlocked card is inserted.
toothpick or needle , slightly and very gently push this tab up a
little bit. (some camera's will require you to pull the tab down), This
will allow the switch to operate once again and should solve your
Hi, I have the similar s8000fd and I transfer pics from internal memory by taking out the sd card then connect to a spare usb socket on computer, then switch camera on.
To transfer pics from internal memory to sd card - leave sd card in, switch on camera (playback mode), press menu, select copy, select 'internal memory to sd card', 'select frame' or 'all frames'. It should say 'copy ok?' Press OK.
First of all, do you know you're supposed to download the pics from your full card to your computer and then format the card in the camera? Keeping them on the card is risky since the cards are not made for long term storage. The pics can degrade over time. Formatting completely erases a card and that's what happened with your new card. All new cards should be formatted in the camera before using....that's what your camera was trying to tell you.
Well, you can try to recover it using recovery software, but you are out of luck, it seems Olympus have some issue with memory card slot in FE model, I have FE280 and it happened to me three times already and I call the support they are no help what so ever. Answer they provide is format the card.
you can try to recover it using memory card reader, but you have to find one that support Xd slot.
Sorry to hear that you have that problem, take as lesson learn and don't buy Olympus.