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Won't power up upon pressing on button, flash won't retract, neither will lens. batteries are charged but old

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Due to the tight tolerances inside the lense mechanism - small bits of sand or lint may become trapped in the mechanics.

It is advised to take the camera to a camera repair shop and have it disassembled and cleaned.

There are many small parts and intricacies that will render it totally useless if not done properly.

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Lens wont go in power button wont lite or come on and screen display nothing what is happen to my fe 210 olympus camera


I have the same camera! But my display is broken. :( But it still works. Try plugging in the external video cable to see if you can see the display on your TV.
Make sure the battery is fully charged. If the battery is no longer holding a charge, replace it or use the appropriate AC adapter to power the camera.
Also, remove the memory card if you are using one in you camera.
After you put a freshly charged battery in or plug in the AC adapter, press and hold the power button for at least 3 full seconds. The lens should extend fully. If it doesn't, press the playback [>] button on the back (this should make the lens retract). Then press the power button to shut the camera off. Press the power button again to power it back up and the lens should extend out as normal. You should be OK.
If not, let me know and I'll see what else I can dig up.
The last thing you can try is updating the Firmware. Below is a link to the Firmware update for this camera. Since I don't know what OS you're using, just pick your Operating System and follow the instructions on the pages that follow the link you chose.

http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_support_downloads.asp?id=1300

Dec 04, 2010 | Olympus FE-210 Digital Camera

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Troubleshoot Non-Retracting Lens Due to Camera Drop


<span>Remove the batteries from your digital camera and leave them out for a few minutes. If you are using rechargeable batteries, make sure the batteries have a full charge before placing them back into the digital camera. It is recommended that you charge the batteries for at least 6 hours. If you are using regular AA or AAA batteries, make sure you are using brand new batteries of the same brand. Turn the camera back on to see if the lens will retract. If that doesn't work, turn the camera back off and try turning it back on while you are pressing the function or OK button.<br />If the batteries were low when the camera was dropped, the lens may not retract properly until the camera is reset. Remove the memory card from your digital camera and install new batteries. Do not put the memory card back into the digital camera and turn the digital camera back on. You will get an error message regarding the memory card, but that is okay. With some digital cameras, leaving the memory card out will trigger a reset within the digital camera.<br /></span><span>If you have an audio/video cable (AV), insert that cable into the digital camera and turn it on. By using an AV cable, the LCD screen will not power on, which means there will be more battery power available to the digital camera. If any dirt got into the digital camera when you dropped it, the extra power may help the camera retract the lens.</span> <span>Place your digital camera on its back on a hard surface. The lens should be pointed towards the ceiling. While pressing the shutter button, turn the digital camera on. The idea behind this concept is that the camera will try to autofocus, which may help seat the lens barrel pins back into their slot.<br /><b><br /></b><br />It is possible that when you dropped your digital camera, dirt, sand particles, etc. may have lodged themselves into the lens barrel. Gently blow around the lens barrel to knock lose any particles. Using a microfiber cloth, wipe off the lens and try to wipe as deep into the lens barrel as you can. You can also try using compressed air and blowing it in the gaps around the lens barrel. Be careful not to blow any of the compressed air onto the lens itself, as the pressure of the air may damage your lens. The idea here is that if there are any particles lodged in the lens barrel by the lens mechanism, you will be able to knock them lose.<br /></span>

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Zoom will not detract no power


may need service repair, but try to remove the battery and press the power button for about 10 seconds, reconnect the battery and try to charge it, then after a few minutes of trying to charge, attempt to power on the camera and see if the lens will retract.

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check first if battery is ok, maybe your problem is your barrel, if barrel not function properly you need to change motor or barrel allignment. if barrel is ok you have short circuit in your assy pcb main.

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I'm sorry that the lens of the camera is not retracting. Please make sure that the battery is fully charged and there are no dust particles near the lens which stops retracting. Check if you are able to access the Menu. If yes, then, please Initialize the camera under Main settings 1 Menu. If you are not able to access the menu, you may have to power reset the camera by removing the battery and press n hold the power button for 1 minute continuously. After that leave the button and insert the battery and check if it helps. If the issue still persists, your camera will require service.

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Lens cycles in & out upon start up and view finder blurry.


Here's the procedure for a manual reset...remove the card and battery...press all the buttons...insert the card and then the battery...turn on the camera.

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I need help!


try to remove the battery and let the camera sit for a few minutes and reinsert the battery to reset the camera

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White Screen


  1. Upon startup lens emerges but when screen appears it is white whereas it normally displays whatever the lens sees. When the shutter button is pressed the camera will focus and take a white picture which can be deleted. The camera does not flash although flash is set to automatic and photo taken in a dark room. Camera flashes (weakly) with flash set to manual on. Lens is unobstructed and appears to be perfectly normal. Camera was not dropped. Batteries have been changed.

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Lens wont retract, Camera unresponsive


I like Google. In an attempt to find a solution for this same problem, I stumbled upon this site. Seeing as this was posted months ago, I'm not sure if this will be checked again, but it can't hurt to have a suggestion, just in case it turns out to be right. Without opening the camera for sure, what I can tell is that the lens extends and retracts by rotating. Essentially, the lens is a series of threaded cylinders that, when turned one way, move outwards, and when turned the other way, move inwards. What you're describing, especially the bit about the clicking, sounds like this threaded bit of the lens casing has come either off-track, or snapped, or something to that effect. I would suggest (if you're feeling secure in your abilities) taking the device apart and getting a good idea of exactly how the lens retracts and extends. Once you've determined this, you may simply be able to reason what would stop it from moving. I can almost guarantee that if the lens is designed to extend upon power-up and retract upon power-down, then an attempted power-up would be aborted if the lens can not extend. I might be losing the focus a tiny bit, but the idea is that essentially the lens will not screw in or out because it's either jammed, or cracked, or just off its track somehow. This can easily happen if the camera is dropped or jostled just hard enough. So my solution, if you can consider it that, is to disassemble the camera to see whether the threads are just off-track, or if there's some sort of mechanical breakage inside. If it's the former, then it may be as simple as realigning the threads. If it's the latter, the cheapest solution would be to find another of the same camera on eBay that is broken in a different fashion, then use the part(s) that you need to get yours working again. I hope this helps someone!

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The battery packs in these units dont have a very long "shelf life" meaning when you charge the battery you need to use it within a few days or it will loose charge. Have you tried a fresh charged battery? They are very power hungry devices and the more advanced they get the more power they need. How old is this unit? how many charges have you put on the pack? it may be time for a second pack. An emergency backup pack good power is key nowdays.

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