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720sw LCD screen died

I have a 3 yrs old 720sw and has seen some action. Yesterday, at the beach, the lcd screen stopped working. I can still point and shoot but I have to download pics to laptop to view (kinda like the olden days of 35mm, waiting for photos to process). Is there a simple way to reset/test if the LCD or is it time for a newer model?

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  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2010

    It didn't get overly hot, hanging on my wrist most of the time. It would have been far hotter in our car on previous occasions.

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2010

    It's been two days and when I turned the camera on today the lcd flicked on for several seconds and then went dead. It did it several times when I fired it up, but now the screen is black all the time. Any thoughts?

    Thanks
    Michael

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Yesterday, at the beach, how hot did your camera get?

Posted on Jan 11, 2010

  • Ty Price Jan 14, 2010

    After reading up on your camera specs, it seems this was a rugged camera and should be able to stand up to quite a bit of abuse. At this point, if it were my camera, I would go to the support section of the Olympus web site and e-mail one of the techs and explain my problem. They may have a simple solution.

  • Ty Price Jan 14, 2010

    One more thing I thought of...you say your camera is 3 years old. Is the rechargeable battery the original one with the camera? If so, it may be past its useful life and not delivering enough power to light up the screen. It may even appear fully charged and still only hold a fraction of what it used to hold.

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