Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

Olympus 570uz is not working and is not worth the cost of professional repair (as told to me by Olympus), so I'd like to take apart and see if I can get lucky fixing it myself. Otherwise, it's a paperweight. Can anyone tell me the secret to removing the back cover? All discernable screws have been removed, but it's getting hung up by the hot shoe and flash. My next step is to take out an x-acto blade and start cutting, so please let me know the secret. Tried finding a repair manual online with n


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The hot shoe is held on by screws which are concealed by a thin plate. You can pick this out with a pair of tweezers (you have to sort of un-hook the edges) to reveal the screws.
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Olympus 570uz is not working and is not worth the cost of professional repair (as told to me by Olympus), so I'd like to take apart and see if I can get lucky fixing it myself. Otherwise, it's a paperweight. Can anyone tell me the secret to removing the back cover? All discernable screws have been removed, but it's getting hung up by the hot shoe and flash. My next step is to take out an x-acto blade and start cutting, so please let me know the secret. Tried finding a repair manual online with n


The hot shoe is held on by screws which are concealed by a thin plate. You can pick this out with a pair of tweezers (you have to sort of un-hook the edges) to reveal the screws. ... Digital Cameras

Trouble in my camera: no flash while taking photographs even though it is set in flash position. As on opening there comes a blinking like'E:919'& flash symbol. It arose 2days back when I just opened to click a shot(press half the click botton).25 days ago I had faced the same problem & got repaired at SONY servicing center, Raipur. Just on the next use it problems again.What is the problem sir?


Flash capacitor doesn´t charge in a specific time. There may be more reasons. Camera remembers error state and do not use the flash even you turn it off and on. You can try to let it "forget" by resetting (initializing), but if problem persist, ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 Digital Camera

Black screen hey i bought my olympus fe 210 for my birthday and i was taking pictures for about 30 days. when it came to christmas i was taking a lode of pictures. i did not drop the camera or do anything bad to it i just kept it safe but when i woke up the next morning the screen was black i waited till know and checked other dates but it has not changed i have tried to replace the batteries and memory card but nothing happend i dont whant to spend money on some repair man because its stupid bu


Mine is almost the sameproblem. if i shoot, thre is just black screen, and the pictures taken were also black. but i could still see the old pictures that i took if i look at therm at the screen, i brought it to a tech and they replaced the whole le ... Olympus FE-210 Digital Camera

Olympus E300 Hi, I've just arrived in nicaragua without my manual. My camera won't let me take a picture on any setting, on the right corner of the viewfinder there is a flashing dot underneath which says white balance. Is this normal? Would hate to be without a working camera for the next 6 weeks of my holiday. Thanks, Kate


Hello Kate,\015\012See if you can find an internet cafe. I was reading the white balance section of your manual and there is nothing that stops your camera from taking pictures if the white balance is off. Turn your camera off, remove your batteries ... Olympus EVOLT E-300 Digital Camera

Olympus mju 410, dropped......now appears to have developed problem with light sensor. Will not take pictures unless flash turned off. Worth a repair or not ?


If the repair cost is less than $140 fo ahead and repair. Otherwise you can by a brand new one on sale for about $150.\015\012Artgirl ... Olympus Digital Cameras

I have a Olympus X-560WP & when I turned it on, the screen appears with a P in the left corner, a red flash symbol in the right corner & it says on the bottom +1.0 1/30 F3.7. It isn't allowing me to use any of the buttons on the side or change any of the settings. I thought if I reset the camera it would fix the problem but it won't allow me to do that either. I'm on holidays at the moment & haven't seen any camera repair shops so I can't even take it there. Do you know what the problem is o


You can try to reset it by:1. Turn it off, 2. Remove battery (the big one)3. Remove the little round battery (which supply power to rom chip)4. Remove memory card.5. Leave it for 15 minutes. ... Olympus Digital Cameras

Canon PowerShot A75 digital cmera suddenly went dead so I can no longer take pictures. Colors flash across the screen instead of the normal clear screen. It turns on and I can pick up the old pictures. It worked one day and then the next was gone. I love the camera and have had it for just over one year. If it costs too much to repair I won't bother, but what do I do and where do I go?


Please not, I live in Germany at an Air Force Base. I called the Canon company here in Germany. They diagnosed the problem, something apparently inherent with this camera, and told me the representant dealer close to where I live is the only one al ... Canon Digital Cameras

The flash on my Olympus Stylus 7010 is suddenly not working. When I try to take a picture needing flash, a red "lightning symbol" flashes on the screen and it doesn't take the picture. It takes pictures, however, when the flash is turned off.


... Olympus Stylus 7010 Digital Camera

When the flash is up and I try to take a picture requiring flash, instead of the picture being taken with the flash firing, the flash icon on the screen just blinks and nothing happens. Occasionally, the flash fires and takes a picture, but the next day the flash suddenly doesn't work again.


You probably turned off the flash. Press the 4 way lever on the back of the camera to the right to turn it back on again. ... Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Digital Camera

No flash Well, my Olympus 710 won't take pictures with the flash on. I don't know what happened, It will only take pictures with the flash turned off, and the flash charging light is always blinking. I didn't drop my camera. What is wrong and how do I fix it?


It seems that the flash is not charging. the only way to fix is to show it to some repairer. ... Olympus Stylus 710 Digital Camera

Wont take pics, flashes orange and green light when i try. olympus D-520


I had this problem too. All you have to do is format the storage, which takes a minute but it'll work good as new. ... Olympus Camedia D-520 Zoom Digital Camera

OLYMPUS 410 all of a sudden mu camera wont take a picture, the video section of it works, but when you press the button to take a pitcure it does focus but doesnt take the pic, what is flashing continuously is the red lightening sign all the time, ! and the orange light on the viewfinder is permenantly flashing, whether im inside or out. would this be the cause of direct sunlight damaging the camera, its just a thought what do u think the problem is help !!! simon


It is something that seems to be a problem with the Stylus 410s. Olympus will not repair them unless they are under warrenty, I've tried. My best advice, and what I am in the midst of myself (I have 2 of these with the same problem) is to file with ... Olympus Stylus 410 / ? 410 Digital Camera

I have sx100 camera. when i am using to take a picture with flash i cannot take the next picture immediately. some times it take more than 30 sec. without flash no prob. this is not a memory card problem.


It depends on your battery condition, flash capacitor will charge faster if battery is freshly recharged. Or battery has larger current capacity. You can shoot pictures with flash faster if its fill-in or closer in distance. Which means capacitor rec ... Canon Digital Cameras

Lens inoperative? When camera is turned on, there is no image on the screen, just flashing horizontal lines. It will take a picture and the flash goes off, but the result is a picture of the flashing horizontal lines. Any fix for this? Is the camera repairable? Would we send it back to Canon for repair? What would be the approximate cost? Thank you.


Cost of repair is free with free shipping too! This definitely sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon will fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Pleas ... Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera

Flash-Off Problem Hey, I have a problem with my Olympus Stylus 500. When I turn off the flash and take pictures, they are never focused. How can I fix it so when I take pictures with flash off, it looks normal? Thanks in advance.


How do you check to see if it is in auto mode or manual mode? ... Olympus ? Stylus 500 Digital Camera

I was taking photos over the weekend with my Olympus E-500 and the eyepiece viewfinder got darker than usual. I was using a promaster 5750DX flash. Even without the flash, the eyepiece viewfinder has remained dark. Also, I reset all settings to the default settings and now when the built in flash pops up, there are a series of three "beeps" and the camera tries to focus. I cannot get it to take a photo however. I also pushed the button for the sensor cleaning today. Could this have screwed u


Hi,\015\012Before doing sensor cleaning did you keep camera on bulb setting. This allows the cameras mirror to stay up until you choose to close it\015\012When you press the shutter release button it will lock the mirror up out of the way ... Digital Cameras

My Canon EOS Rebel XS digital camera has suddenly stopped taking pictures. It will not focus even though it is on the auto focus setting. The first set of numbers are flashing and there is a flashing dot behind the ISO 800. It was working fine when I used it one time and then the next time it wouldn't. I can view pictures, but cannot take them on any setting except A-DEP and it's not focused even then. Please Help!


Try cleaning the contacts on the camera body and the lens where they meet with a cotton swab lightly dampened with rubbing alcohol. ... Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / 1000D IS Digital Camera

AF problem Last week I took some pics that needed the flash turned off. I did that and took the pics with no problem. I turned the flash setting back to "auto" afterwards. (this may not be related to the current problem but does seem too much of a coincidence). Next time I went to use the camera, I got an AF(red dot) and a red hand on the screen. It would take one picture and then would be frozen (no zoom, no picture taking, but the screen would stay on). If I turn it back on I can then ta


Jangles,\015\012\015\012I am having the exact same problem. Have you found a fix ? ... Nikon Coolpix 5600 Digital Camera

When I take photos and use the flash which is already adapted on the body, there is always the same problem. I shot once and then I have to wait to take the next photo, because the flash is shown to be busy and therefore I tend to lose a lot of interesting and important moments. What is the problem and what should I eventually do to resolve it? Thanks in advance! Morpho


It does take a little time for the flash to charge but if yours is taking too long, the likely suspect is weak batteries. ... Digital Cameras

Casio Exilim Z850 The red light labelled'operation lamp' in the manual keeps flashing and when it is flashing the photo is not able to be taken or stored. Sometimes i can press 'disp' button, but it is not permenantly helping. From time to time when I switch my Casio Exilim EX-Z850 on there is a blinking red light next to the view finder. When this happens I can't take any pictures. Then the next time I switch it on it has gone and everything is fine again.


... Casio EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z850 Digital Camera

Picture error I have a problem with my Olympus SP 500UZ. When I take a couple of pictures on one day. Shut the camera down and start it later on to take new pictures. The screen turns blue when I want to see the pictures. It gives the message: Picture Error or Fatal error and every photo on the memory card is gone! I send it to the Olympus repair for three times now, but they tell me every time that there's nothing wrong with the camera. Is this a known problem??


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Olympus FE-270 Hello, my daughter dropped her Olympus FE-270 and it won't work properly ow. It seems to take photos indoors but if you take an outdoor photo the screen turns white like it's over exposed and now when you turn the power button on the lens moves in and out but then it turns itself off. I have tried recharging the batteries to test if the problem is with the batteries, but it makes no difference. It's about 6 months old, do you think it can be repaired? Thanks Robyn


Hi,\015\012 First check your warranty - you may be able to return it for repair under that - and yes it needs a repair. The metering system is now broken, The chances are you'll recieve a new one as it is more cost effective to them to do this. ... Olympus FE-270 Digital Camera

I've got an A-75 digital (Canon) When pushing down on the shutter button, the orange light is on next to the viewing window. It will not take a photograph and the flash does not work. I looked through the manual and it said something about the flash charge. When I attempt to take a photo the image has green squares throughout the viewing screen as if they are focusing screens. I also tried to reformat the camera with the new memory card. NO Luck. Any suggestions?


Does your camera show pictures stored in memory card and doesn't show live view to shoot?Let me know to help you out. ... Digital Cameras

Flashing Lights!! I have an olympus c-170 and when i turn it on the green and orange lights just keep flashing. I can't take or view any pictures, the screen just stays black. I hope you guys can help because I need to be able to take the pictures off of it. Thanks.


The problem may be from the memory card, the memory card of the camera may have been damage, try to get a new memory card then see whether the problem will still occur. Since the memory card is damage, you won't be able to take any picture. ... Digital Cameras

My daughters Nikon D40 accidentally fell on the floor and now the flash has quit working. It still takes pictures fine it just won't flash. Is this something that will have to be repaired by a camera shop or are there any potential things I can try to do to repair it?


Hello, \015\012\015\012Unless you are a camera guru my strongest advice is to have a professional take it apart to look at it. You could have very well have only broken the flash bulb or caused a connection to lose its seat on the circui ... Nikon D40x Digital Camera
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