Having problems with your Olympus Camedia C-3040 Zoom Digital Camera ?

I want a list of the likely different faults which can cause an Olympus C-5060Z not to power on. I'll do the rest. A wiring schematic would help too. I am aware of possible cause being the On/off switch under mode dial and how to replace that, and have a new mode-dial/power switch part, but while the camera is open where the switch can be function tested at ribbon cable connection, I need a check-list of the other most likely causes in the order of most likely to least likely. That means any


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Here's an excellent blog about dead camera problems:
\015\012http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/simple-fix-for-dead-cameras-that-wont.html
\015\012Aside from severe oxidation on the internal battery contacts, or power switch, there's also the possibility, as you suspect, that the power feed circuit might be bad. Wish I could help you there, but cannot come up with a schematic, and unless you can find a shop that might have one, I doubt you'll get any help from Olympus, due to the item's age. Guess you've called around to the local shops, but that might be a lead, if you haven't tried already.
\015\012As far as the flash is concerned, you can charge up the flash capacitor while you're in there, and check it- it and the xenon bulb are the most suspect components to fail in that circuit, aside from the step-up coil, and you can ohm it out, although it still can be shorted unless you know the coils resistance.
\015\012I bought a Camedia Polaroid model in 2002, and it still works, however, I get a slightly grayish screen when I power it up. If I give the camera body a solid WHACK with my hand, it works. This, obviously, is a mechanical problem, but I bought a better one, so haven't investigated the problem. Probably not the same problem you're having, but just throwing it in...
\015\012I've never seen a fuse in any cameras I disassembled (a few Olympus), but if they have a fuse type component, I would suspect a FL (fusible link). They're usually around 1 ohm, and serve as current overload protection.
\015\012I would suspect a device of this type, if any, since the voltage is low, as well as current. There may be none.
\015\012Hope you find that schematic- it's tough to trace stuff out without one.
\015\012Good luck, hope something here helps...
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The most common are lens damage, dirt/dust in lens assembly, and battery problems. If you've dropped the camera you may have lens damage that is preventing the camera from completing its power-up sequence. If you frequent beaches/sandy areas or frequently carry your camera in a bag, you may have dust of grit in the zoom assembly that's preventing the camera from completing its power-up sequence. If your batteries are more than a year old they may depleted to the point that they cannot take or hold a charge sufficient for the power-up. You may also have a corrosion buildup on the battery terminals and/or camera contacts that is preventing power flow. Lastly, your charger may be defective. Hope this helps solve your problem.

Bill B
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