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Power switch not working in power off position

All of a sudden the power of my C770 UZ camera is not switchnig off. Unless the battry is removed, the camera stays in its on ( still/movie/play) position only. Can you please help. Thanks in advance

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  • Swamy Aug 14, 2007

    Thanks for the hint. Is trhere a way to do the repair ourselves?

  • Jinxer Jan 21, 2008

    I also cannot shut off my Olympus C770UZ. Swamy did u find a solution.

  • Jinxer Jan 21, 2008

    Swamy did u find a solution for the shutting down issue in Olympus C770UZ?

  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2008

    I too Have the same problem, when i want to turn camera off, i have to pull battery out which might cause problem to the camra in future.

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2008

    I use two Olympus 770's, one is my own and one at work. They were purchased about 6 months apart and both have developed this same problem within 2 months of each other! So far I just remove the batteries to turn them off

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2008

    I use two Olympus 770's, one is my own and one at work. They were purchased about 6 months apart and both have developed this same problem within 2 months of each other! So far I just remove the batteries to turn them off

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2008

    I use two Olympus 770's, one is my own and one at work. They were purchased about 6 months apart and both have developed this same problem within 2 months of each other! So far I just remove the batteries to turn them off

  • Anonymous May 26, 2008

    The power does not go off. The only way to make it go off is to remove the battery. Not a fun way to take pictures. :(

  • seabrkcall Jul 18, 2008

    How weird it is! I cannot get the camera to shut down. It will not change to playback mode or off although the power switch does move to both positions.I called tech support. Cost to repair is average $165 with Olympus. I haven't found anything more reasonable. Trade in value? $57.00 IF it's functioning properly. Seems better to purchase less expensive cameras now. I bought mine in "04. They've improved so many things, but this is as bad as buying new computers every few years. How very disappointing!

  • Anonymous Jul 24, 2008


  • darvybeckyfu Jul 27, 2008

    Power switch is not turning off

  • kordas Aug 24, 2008


    I have similar problem with the on/off switch, but worse ;) The camera
    does not switch into the picture mode (3rd from the left on the sliding
    switch), and the lense does not extend. I can turn it off and I can
    take movies.

    It seems to be a mechanical problem with the switch, which does not
    properly connect. The fault has developed without any "shock" to the

    Any ideas, beyond opening the case? (Costs of repair are above camera's value).



  • Colms Dec 28, 2008

    Camera will not power down and lens stays out when switch turned to off.

    Regards Colm

  • gr8fulbear Jan 08, 2009

    my problem is similar to kordas'. camera function will not work but the movie, still, and off functions work. any solutions other than opening the camera and tinkering around? perhaps the last time i buy an olympus.



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Well Not having taken one apart, I would not know or advise except to say it is probably like grand fathers watch You know having put is all back together after cleaning it sill does not go aright and what do you do with all the bits left over? Olympus customer support I would think is the best place to inquire- especially if is a youngish camera

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