The shutter button on my Olympus 300 mju has suddenly become inoperative. Fels normal, but doesn't trigger shutter. Shutter works fine by remote control, and all other funcions seem normal. Any suggestions please?
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The "button" is actually just a plastic extension for the actual switch on the printed circuit board. You will have to dismantle the camera to gain access to the board and then use a DMM to test the switch contacts.
On most indoor shots the shutter speed will normally be 1/30 if you need or want it to be faster than that the only way to do that with this camera is to set the ISO to a higher value. Page 29 of your user manual explains how to set the ISO value for the camera to allow for faster shutter speeds.
I had this happen and fixed it by removing the battery and leaving it out overnight and making sure it was fully charged - the next day battery inserted and it was ok. Prior to inserting battery I opened shutter cover and help down shutter release to try to drain any residual power. - Worth a try.
Check out the pins in the base of the card chamber- are any missing or bent?
Next check out Mirror action- is it working?
Try to get onto the Olympus Tech Support team.
If it is broken I think a repair will not be an option- the cost if possible will be well on the way to the next camera
This is my camera too - lovely under rated beasts
It's not a solution I'm afraid, but I have the exact same problem as you had. What's worse, I followed the exact same methodology as you did and now my camera doesn't work either. Unlike you though, I own it, so have nobody to answer to.
Wondering how you got on with yours?
Did you find a fix, or take it to a repair shop in the end?
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