The camera doesn't switch on at all, have tried new batteries with no success, the camera is just dead, do you think it is salvageable, or should i just get a new camera, there's no warranty left on it.
The best way to answer that question is to get a repair estimate from a repair shop.
Take it directly to an authorized Olympus repair shop and let them tell you what the repair cost would be. (It may be reasonable) Then yo can make an informed decision.
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I think the battery is bad. Try to recharge the battery and place it back. I hope it will retract the lens complete. Consider to buy a new battery or a complete new camera, because batteries can cost almost as much as a new camera.
take out the batteries and make sure that they are good. Some times it doesn't matter if they are new they sometimes wont work. Double check the polarity when putting them in. Try another set of batteries, is this a rechargeable one? you didnt mention the model.
You left your camera on for a couple of days? I'd think your batteries are completely drained. The S203 doesn't charge batteries via the USB port. Try charging the batteries overnight using the supplied MH-63 charger.
If that doesn't do it, please reply to this post and we'll go on from there.
if the camera wont turn on remove the memory card and make sure your pictures are transfered. Try using regular disposable batteries. Also when trying to turn it on try holding down the power button for 5 seconds. If it still doesnt turn on coud be a broken switch connection.
Water contains impurities and bits of chemicals that, over time, corrode surfaces, especially metallic parts. It's highly likely that your battery contacts, on the battery itself or inside the camera, are corroded and not conducting as they should, when they're clean. Clean them with a damp cloth, and try your battery again. If that doesn't work, your power switch could be contaminated. That would consist of taking the camera carefully apart, and gaining access to the copper pads and switch plate to clean them with at least 90% alcohol and a q-tip. Try these things before you give up, chances are something is just not conducting right. In case you have no success and give up, get an estimate before you have it serviced. Oftentimes, the cost of repair exceeds the cost of replacement.
REmemeber if you're charging the batteries though the computer NOT to switch the camera on. In order to determine the exact fault for your no power issue please try the following: 1. Clean the battery contacts. a. Remove the battery/batteries and the memory card from your camera, then wipe the battery contacts with a soft, clean cloth. b. Reinstall the battery/batteries into your camera. Please make sure that you are installing a fresh/ fully charged battery c. Turn the camera on. 2. Without the memory card, turn your camera on. (If it works then it?s your memory card that is faulty) 3. Please test with the a different battery If you do not have access to another battery Try these steps instead: Please take the battery out of the camera. b. Insert the charger into the unit from the main socket and turn the camera on. If the camera works you will need to replace the battery. If you camera doesn?t switch on you will need to order a no power repair with KODAK or a new cable.
Your battery might be dead and it might cause problem to boot.
Remove battery, insert A/C adoptor and try to boot normally, if success then you should change your battery and all will be fine. If no success then try next step.
Remove battery, remove A/C adoptor. Press and hold power button abt 10 seconds then insert A/C adoptor holding the power button on. Keep holding for 30-45 seconds. If still no success then have a tour to the service centre.
You need to have a battery pack inserted in the camera even if you are using computer USB power for webcam use. If your battery is dead, then you are out of luck. Browse battery problem section for my solution to dead battery of this camera.