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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.

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  • mswest Dec 22, 2007

    Mine problem is similar. I push the power button, it will beep about 8 times with a steady, quick tone; stop beeping; beep the same way again; the screen will flash "on and off" really quickly and then it will beep with a new tone of chords for about 5 times. If I hold the Menu button down, the screen will turn on, showing a date and time, for about 3 seconds and then turn off again, no beeps or chords though. I hooked it up to the computer, and the options will still appear, but it won't connect to the computer. It is as if it is frozen or something. Then, ever since hooking it up to the computer, now when I press the power button, the screen will come on with a "Zoom Error" message and the five chiming chords. I've noticed that the lens/shutter protector in the front will not close, like it normally would when being turned off.

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2008

    I am having the exact same problem. I was taking pictures of the kids using the zoom and it just stopped...wouldn't zoom in or out. I turned it off thinking it might reset itself, but now it just beeps amd makes various other sounds. Loved the camera until now!

  • deceline Jan 23, 2009

    I'm joining the club. Used the camera, turned it off, went outside about an hour later and turned it on again....nothing. Beeps, flashes something on the screen and then it's gone. Battery is fully charged too.. what the heck is going on with these????

  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2009

    camera was working, turned it off, lens cover did not close. Went to turn it back on and now it just beeps about five timesscreen flashes for a split second but it just turns off, it does not boot up!

    It does not stay on long enough to read any error msg, just beeps.

    please reply to [email protected]

  • kiwimb Apr 16, 2009

    As soon as I turn the camera on it starfts beeping.It beeps faster 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. The camera then switches off

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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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