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Olympus TG3 wont take a picture, everything powers up fine, and all the menus work. But when you press the button, nothing happens. There is no focus information at first take up and nothing when pres

TG3 brand new, gone through the manual and it doesn't cover this scenario. when I charged the unit I used the USB adapter plugged into the wall socket, the same way I have always done on my older Olympus Tough. Battery is fully charged.

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You have a formatted memory card in? Camera requires one.

Posted on Oct 06, 2014

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    wayne van antwerpen Oct 07, 2014

    Thank you! This worked. I put my SD card in that i was using in my older Olympus, and thought it didnt require formatting. Many thanks!

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SOURCE: No picture is taken when shutter release button is pressed

Are those NiMH batteries? Have you tried resetting the camera? If no standard way, just take out batteries for a few minutes, the more the merrier, let the tension build, and replace them. Try tapping on the lens area, it might loose something up. Best I can do, know it aint much ;] Good luck!

Posted on Jun 04, 2006

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SOURCE: nikon d40 autofocus

Dan62, your camera will never be able to focus on objects with no contrast. The manual specifically states this. However, you can put the AF marker over something with some contrast, half press the shutter, so that it will focus, hold the shutter button halfway while you recompose the shot, and then press it all the way.

A note to others using the D40/D40X/D60 that are having problems with autofocus: please remember that this camera will not autofocus with mechanically driven lenses. It will only AF with "AF-S" or "AF-I" lenses.

Posted on Sep 05, 2008

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SOURCE: casio Exilim EX-S770

Hey I just tried the banging solution to my EX S770 and it really worked. I did not use the compressed air blow part but I did bang the camera on the bottom on the granite counter top and it working fine. Thanks!

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SOURCE: wont power up

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Posted on Mar 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Samsung PL150 shut down after starting up, lens

Hello

The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.

Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.

Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).

Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.

Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.

Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.

Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair center for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.

If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.

Hope the advise is useful.

Regards
Andrea

Posted on Sep 05, 2010

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