I have an olympus stylus and when I slide open the lens barrier the lens is supposed to come out. It stopped doing this and for awhile I could get it to come out by pressing quickview but it would go in and out while taking photos, and now I can't take photos at all but I can view the photos that are already on there. I'm also wondering since it's out of warrany approximately what it may cost to have this sort of problem fixed.
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Re: Lens won't come out
It sounds like the sensor that tells the camera weather the cover is open or closed has failed or come loose. This is a fairly common issue on cameras with the sliding lens covers.
Our shop would charge around $50 in labor to fix this issue if it is that sensor. If a part was required it would be somewhere between $20 and $50 depending on what Olympus charges for the part. Cannot speak to what other shops may charge.
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I had a problem with my Mu300. The Lens woudl stay out and would not retract. Battery in and out would not solve the problem - it would jst try to extend the lens further then beep a number of times and shut down.
Solution - gave it a few whacks with the handle of a screwdriver - and hey presto???
Hoes that for an engineers touch.
PS - no liability is accepted for damage resulting from following this precise and difficult procedure.
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Quick turnoff is normally a symptom of low battery power. Make sure that you have fresh/charged batteries in the camera. If fresh power doesn't solve the problem you will need professional service on the camera.
The problem you are describing is a problem with the sensor behind the lens cover door. It seems to have failed and needs to be replaced.
Olympus will charge a flat rate repair fee for this product. The cost is $83 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.
There are two ways to view the photos, in the camera...
1) if the camera is OFF and the lens barrier is closed, just press the Play (>) button once to view the photos. 2) If the camera is in SHOOTING mode with the lens barrier open, press the Quick View button twice in rapid succession.
When you are done reviewing the pictures, press the Quick View button once to turn the monitor off, OR, to return to the shooting mode, press the shutter button halfway.
Then use the arrow pads to go forward and backward.