Flash Not Working/Picture Not Taking Unless Flash Turned Off
Hello. Now, on a 2nd camera, my Stylus 410's flash stopped working; we accepted that it must have been something we had done with the first, it has happened to our 2nd camera, and I see that I am not alone.
With the flash turned on, the camera will not take picutes. I understand that it has to do with the flash not charging properly. What I am wondering is how does this happen? I am sure that with the 1st camera, it was not dropped, as Olympus claimed. I am 110% positive with this camera, and with a little research have found that I am not the only one. How might I fix this? Does anyone know how much it could run? Thanks so much for your help. =)
Don't buy anymore Olympus cameras if they don't want to acknowledge a design problem. Mine stopped working about 2 months ago, after I promised to take pictures at a baby shower. All the pictures are no good because I couldn't use the flash. That's my suggestion. Get a new, updated camera from a different company.
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Well u can´t do much, it needs to have the board to be replaced. normally the repair centre just repair it, and if it is under warranty they will do it for free, probably the store was the one saying that u drop it to get some money.
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Press cursor-right repeatedly to cycle through the various flash modes. The one you want is the lightning bolt in a circle with a slash through it. For full details see the "Using the flash" section in the reference manual (beginning on page 72 in my copy). If you need a manual you may download a copy from here.
Before trying the new battery, try cleaning the battery compartment contacts with a cotton swab dampened, not drenched, in rubbing alcohol. Blow dry the compartment and then try the new battery. Thanks, Dana
The problem you are describing is a problem with the flash charging indicator switch inside the camera. It seems to have failed and needs to be replaced. Following are the instructions to send your camera to Olympus for service.
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 $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.
It is something that seems to be a problem with the Stylus 410s. Olympus will not repair them unless they are under warrenty, I've tried. My best advice, and what I am in the midst of myself (I have 2 of these with the same problem) is to file with the BBB. Perhaps if enough complaints come through, they will begin to fix the stylus 410 defect as they should. Good luck. =)
This has happened with 2 of our Stylus 410s. It has to do with the flash not working. If you turn off the flash, the picture will take. I am trying to figure out how to fix the flash portion myself...=)
It is a problem that has happened to 2 out of 2 of my Stylus 410's. Olympus will not reapir them unless they are under warrenty (or for $175). I filed with the BBB...we'll see if that helps. They really need to recall them. Good luck. =)