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The pictures go blank/black

My e300 sometimes get black/ blank photo. The display is ok. with same setting to shoot a picture , sometimes the pictures goes black/blank, and sometimes it's ok. Lately, I got more blank photo rather than a good one. in 10 shoots , 8 of the are blank and only 2 are good. Any suggestion?

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  • faiizi Sep 04, 2007

    yes i can hear it go up, anything else i should check?

  • garyguthrie Nov 10, 2007

    This has been happening to me, lately, and as time goes on, it gets worse and worse and worse (or worser as we're apt to say in The South).
    I called Oly and they told me that I was probably going to have to send it in (or trade it in with their new trade-up program -- )

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2007

    I have exactly the same thing happening...

  • mbrewster843 Aug 14, 2008

    Every picture I take appears black. At first it would still take an occasional picture but now every pic is black--the shutter also sounds different form normal.

  • Anonymous Sep 03, 2008

    Yes same problem, would love to find a way to fix it, Olympus is asking too much to fix it

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    turn on camera and it displays no picture. cannot shoot a photo.



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I had this same problem last year and had to send it in for service. The camera has worked great for about a year, and last week I started getting the black pictures again. Something internal has gone bad and the only way I know to fix it is to send it back to Olympus. It cost over $200 last time. I'm now looking for a different camera. If you do find a cheaper solution, please let me know!

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Could be the mirror is sticking - can you hear it go up?

Posted on Sep 04, 2007

  • Anonymous Sep 04, 2007

    Can you down load the images to the computer to see if they are actually there?
    and if so, will they lighten in an image editor if you have one installed
    Otherwise this could be an intermittent shutter problem or speed setting going astray?
    Look like it may be a trip to the Olympus Hospital



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