Olympus Stylus 730 Digital - Won't work 60 days old
Was working great the day before. Turned on thought battery was dead, Bought new battery charger and battery lost old one recharged and attempted to use the camera would not work, Turn on beep a few times and go off. Like power saver.
It makes a beeping sound when you touch any function. Only get few seconds of menu screen and shows Blue screen with some sort of timer / clock / alarm images showing.
Attempted to reset on side failed.
Re: Olympus Stylus 730 Digital - Won't work 60 days old
I'm having the exact same problem. I was in the middle of zooming on a shot and it froze, so I turned the camera off and on, and now I get the 5-chimes+Zoom Error screen. This is nuts, I've only had the thing for six months, and it was $250 (got the Stylus 730). I *think* I got a replacement plan so that's good. But still... I hope circuit city lets me get a different brand b/c I'm not happy with this now. The only problem I had before was the HORRID shutter delay. I want a model that doesn't have that problem .
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Many chargers will "cook" the battery if left in too long. Should be a thermal switch to stop charging when full and hot.
Also most batteries have a useful life of a couple years. If too dead wont charge. Come up with another way to power the camers
I have see this happen before and its usually do to most moisture/rain getting in. ie use multi meter to varify solar charger putting out current/voltage. Odds are its not anymore. Rechargable batteries are notorius for not lasting but not in 2 months.
Try scraping off any excess "gunk" between the battery and the terminal. if theres not any, good. Try to find a friend who has another PSP and plug in his battery, if this works, follow solution 2. If not, read solution 1.
Solution 1: If your PSP was being updated and turned off, this is a BAD THING. From personal experience, you have fried your PSP. Ive attempted to fix this problem and the only way to do so is if its still under warranty.
Solution 2: Your Charger or Battery is broken. Please attempt to drain your friends battery, then use your charger to attempt and recharge. if it does, the battery is dead. if it doesnt, you need a new charger.
if you are using "AA" size, do NOT use typical alkalines in your camera, they die too fast. Buy rechargable NiMH batteries and a charger at Walmart or somewhere. These will hold a charge longer for you. Also be sure to turn off teh camera when not shooting because the camera is always draining battery life when "on."
Hi: This is a long shot, but I had a similar. It would start up, but lense would not extend. Secret was that it wanted the date re-loaded. They have a small internal battery to keep the clock going when you remove the main battery to change it. Many people never do this, just set it on the dock and recharge it. But IF you remove the main battery, and IF the camera is...elderly...the small battery has died and the clock has stopped and the camera has to know what time it is to run. Once you tell the camera what day it is (look in the viewfinder- it's asking for it) she'll fire right up. I hope this works. These cameras are great. I cna change batteries in about 5 seconds now- practice. If you're fast enough, it won't lose its memory. Joe
Sorry, no solution. Same problem here. I am very unhappy because initially it took great pictures. The first one I tried only worked a couple of days and I returned to store and they replaced. Second worked a couple of months and now immediately draws down power and won't work on new batteries. I was told to use NH-10 batteries (rechargeable). I did this from the beginning. Still won't hold charge.