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Camera acting strange.

Hello masters, my olympus fe-210 worked well for a while but then it started to act weird. When i push the power button, the lens comes out and starts making soft machinegun noises and the screen is black. Usually, when it worked well, when i pushed the power button the lens used to come forward and the screen used to work but now the screen only works if i push the green button (playback) next to the red one (camera). Basically, my camera stopped taking pictures making noises like an ak-47.
Please help me,
Thank You
Valentino DeCesare

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  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2007

    i destroyed it till it begged for mercy

  • Alex28 Dec 22, 2007

    Please help i have the exact same problem with blank screen and funny lens noises i have only taken a few pictures with it

  • puteschill Dec 03, 2008

    Same problem with the Olympus FE-210. The camera worked fine, not when i turn it on, the lens comes out, makes a repetitive shutter noise and the screen stays black without being able to take pictures. When pressing the playback button, the lens goes in and the menu screen appears.
    I can no longer take pictures with the camera as it is.

  • krae63 Dec 09, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem. Was there ever a solution?

  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2008

    well i got the cam new, it took 3 month before it broke down. when powering it on, the lens comes out then makes a weird nose.

    i didn't have the recite at the time, so i was stuck with a broken cam.. life sucks, and i will never buy from that company again, and tell people to stay away..

  • helenh45 Jan 08, 2009

    when i turn the camera on the screen is black i cant view picture already taken and cant take any pictures at all, only had it since july 2008, worked great on holiday please help !!!!

  • liva86 Jan 16, 2009

    **** I have the exact same problem... Nice to know I´m not alone... But what to do? Did anyone hand it in for reparation? I am traveling at the moment and really wanna take pictures but dont wanna hand it in for reparation if its gonna take ages and nothing happens as i wanna keep on traveling....
    **** them bastards!

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    Exactly the same problem, it must be a design fault or something. I bought mine when I was travelling as well and I think the warranty has run out but it doesn't actually have the date of purchase printed so maybe I can get away with getting them to repair it! Has anybody sent theirs off to Olympus to get it sorted, or managed to get it fixed??

  • Kapuamakamae Feb 02, 2009

    I have the same problem - tried replacing the batteries, pushed all of the buttons, nothing helped. I'm going to call customer service tomorrow morning. I will let you know what they say.

  • Gail Burton Feb 02, 2009

    I have the very same problem, can't understand why the manufacturer does not give solution to these problems.

    Belinda Burton

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    My olympus FE-320 camera was working just fine, and now the screen is black. It powers up ok, and you can see saved pictures, but the screen remains black. I've tried to push buttons in the menu, but the black screen remains. Any suggestions?

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I have the same problem. wat did u end up doing with it?

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