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Having problems turning the camera on and off

When I turn the camera (Olympus Fe-170)on, the lense extends as it should, however when the camera should normally show on the screen that I can take a picture it freezes and turns itself off after about 5 seconds. However when it does turn itself off, the lens doesnt receed back into the body of the camera. It stays extended out of the camera body as if ready to capture. I am finding it very hard to describe these symptoms of a fault in the camera. Is there a way I can reset the whole camera to see if that will help? Or obviously any other ways I can repair my camera? please may I have a solution asap. thanks.

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  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2007

    Battery is not the problem. How do I do a hard reset? If it is a short, how do I identify that AND how do I fix it? There is not a problem with moisture.

  • tendai brenda mazonde Nov 26, 2007

    when i turn on the olympus fe -170 camera the lences extend as it should and the light indicates its on but the screen would be blank /black .after few seconds it switches off without the ences going back into the body of the times i can view the pictures in the camera

  • lilmaiden Dec 11, 2007

    i have the exact same problem and i dont think it is the battery or anything of that matter because it shows a full battery icon. on my camera it seems as if, even though the lens does come out when i turn it on, it doesn't come out all the way. it seems as if it would just come out a tiny bit more it would work fine. i can press the green arrow for review and get the lens to come back in to turn it off. but i cannot get it to register that the lens is out.



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Eureka - I found the problem you describe at least for my camera. I figured it was broken anyway, so why not take a look inside -- Well here goes - - -
As you disassemble you will see the seated LCD screen. Well, underneath the screen when you unscrew the screws holding it down are two ribbons holding the wires like in a computer. One of mine was disconnected. When I reconnected it - - everything started working! What a simple solution!
Note - take the batteries out before reassembly as you don't want to fry anything when the little screws slip out of your hand and fall into the circutry.....

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Hi, it seems your battery is weak due o nonsuffient power this problem arises. If you had put the new battery still the problem there it means there is short circuit.let me know if you ahve any other query. thanks Sangita

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