This is a fe-170
changed the batteries and now the lens goes out, the cover
opens, the screen lights but is dark, the led blinks orange and then it powers off, and the lens stays out. if i hit the power button again you can hear a little noise, and then it flashes the led and shuts off. if i take out the batteries and put them back in and apply a little pressure to the lens it will retract, the comes back out and the same thing, led flashes, shuts off, lens still out.
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you camera is turned on but the shutter seems not to open the reason you only see a dark screen. remove battery and press and hold power button for one min. reinsert battery and try again. if it still doesnt work it might require to be send to depot.
Lens errors are fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended ...
Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for less than 50% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try:
appears to be power issue in the camera but you can try the lithium AA batteries that are located in the photo section of your stores... they are more powerful than regular AA batteries or else send to repair shop
I had the same exact problem.The lens is not extending out fully or correctly, probably has broken or damaged gear or gears and needs to be replaced. Expensive repair done by Olympus. It is a very tricky and fragile repair on your own, requiring micro screwdrivers and soldering tool. I replaced my own lens but it was hard to find one.