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Shutter problem I've been using my Optio 330 on and off for about two years now and probably only put about 2000 pics on it. A few days ago, when I pulled it out to take a quick picture (fresh battery, good card), everything worked except the shutter. Is there something I can do or is it service time?

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I have an Optio 330 too. Have had it since Feb 2002 (second owner) and taken over 5000 shots. I experienced something similar earlier this year: when i pressed the "on" button, the lens would extend, then there would be a jarring noise, the lens retracts, and the camera switches off. The camera couldnt work at all. I almost sent it in for servicing after a few days. However, I gave its base a firm bang squarely onto a thick floor rug. That solved it! The problem recurred one month later, i did the same thing, and it solved the problem again. Overall, the Optio is quite hardy, though it can get cranky with age. Hope it works for you.

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