Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

I am using Olympus Evolt-e-300 dslr for the last 4 years until recently occurs a problem,after taking a shot,black screen with message D:3C85 appears and read/write lamp with red light blinks continuously till camera was turned off and again on,although image was record I update the camera firmware through olympus website but to no use,it is still there,I also check the memory card it is perfectly fine(Sandisk Ultra 4GB 30mb/sec read/write speed) please advise what to do???


Answers :

Hi,

This is a common problem and discussed many times in different forums.This issue has been there for a while. This problem is related with the shutter and gear assembly. No doubt you would see many threads where either firmware update or using a new SD card or formatting the card or even replacement of main board has been discussed, however the correct solution is replacement of shutter assembly and gear assembly. You need to send the unit for repair to Olympus.They would charge you around $150 to get it fixed excluding the shipping charges.

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\015\012This is hardly an error number, but the memory address where the program died.\015\012
\015\012\015\012It could be the main board but:\015\012
\015\012* try with another memory card
* take the CF card out and try with an XD card, in case a pin is bent
* reset the camera and try again\015\012

Are you try firmware updated? I always have this unfounded suspicion in my mind that somehow firmware \015\012designers do put sort of a 'timer' inside a product, which triggers \015\012expiration mechanism just about when the warranty usually expires.

Someone just mentioned the same thing on an E-300. I believe the diagnosis was a mainboard replacement. Need to visit the photo-store, I think.

Hope helps.

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