Having problems with your Olympus Camedia C-4000 Zoom Digital Camera ?

Yep. another lens stuck.

\015 Hey. i've had my 770SW for a while now. today at the beach. the lens became stuck open. it appears to be loose, with a bump on either corner the lens can be knocked a couple of mm from the fully extracted position.. when turned on i can view my photos but i receive a black screen if i try to take a photo. an audible noise is heard from the lens trying to retract. is this a problem i can fix myself?\302\240\015\012\015\012My Olympus C-4000 is stuck open. The lens will not retract when turned off, and it will not take pictures when on. It makes clicking noises and then a beep -beep-beep with the green light flashing on and off a few times. Then silence and nothing.\015

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Re 770sw shutter problem:

Had our camera for over a year now, and travelling through South America we´ve had our little camera up on mountains over 6000m in freezing conditions and down to the depths as well as dropping it numerous times. It has been great. That is until the lense (calling the metalic thing that opens and shuts the lense, wrong but sue me!) would not open or shut properly. This problem would prevent us from taking any further pictures. When power was pressed the lense would close, screen would go black the lense would open and then half close again and screen would turn off again. After thumping it a few times the lense retracted completely, seemed to be slightly loose and the camera would still not work. When pressing the on button the camera would make little clicking sounds like it was trying to open and close but nothing. All this time we could still see pictures we had previously taken but of course take no more.
OK long winded but if this sounds like you this is how we fixed the problem.
First took off the front plate. Easy to do with an allen key (one of ours didn´t come off so we just bent the plate up) There is only one screw that holds the lense in place and also another little piece of metal that on our camera seemed all bent up. We removed the screw and straightened the little piece of metal as best we could. On this little piece there was a small hole which seemed to coincide with a raised little plastic ***** on the camera, maybe thinking these need to be aligned to have the camera work, maybe not. Screwed the lense back on with the other little piece of metal all straightened and made sure it would all align when the lense was open (meaning that the little hole in the small bit of metal would meet up with that little ***** of plastic when the lense was open,,,clear as mud???)
Face plate returned but would still not work. At this stage actually started looking at new cameras. One last attmpt i pressed and held the menu button when the camera was turned off. The lense shut. I pressed the power button and it has worked great ever since. Knock on wood.
So to be honest i´m not what exactly i did i just know i had one of these similar problems and my camera is now fixed.
Really hope this helps as apart from this our camera has been fantastic.
Cheers.
It depends on what the problem acctually is. In my experience with cammeras such as these, a problem of this nature is not worth the trouble, but if you really like the cammera then take the covers off by removing the screws around the cammera body. Start by removing the back peace. you wont need to remove the door for the batteries or the two screws around the mount on the bottom of the cammera that hold the screw tripod mount in place. once you remove the backing you will expose at least one more screw on the side that holds the front cover on. you will want to very carefully remove the wires for the backing by pulling back the ribbon cable retainer clip and the ribon cable retainer clip must be pulled back carefully for the shutter switch as well when removing the front pannel of the cammera. Unplug the yellow wire for the micro switch in the front if applicable and then you will have exposed the lense. remove the screws holding the lense assembly in and then look around at the operation. THERE IS A CAPACITOR IN THE FRONT OF THE CAMMERA THAT WILL SHOCK YOU!!! DO NOT TOUCH THE BOARD. I've been shocked by the thing at least 3 times today so dont get all hasty. you will probably notice one of the gears are stuck or something you can buy a new lense assembly and install it but it is probably just as much as the cammera. I would sugges trying to repair it or if it is too damaged throw it away. It depends on what you find. you can look up small gears on line but it also may just need to be set back in or cleaned. You may also want to replace the cammera battery while you are in there. When removing the back pannel start from the bottom of the cammera and slightly hinge up and pull the backing away genly as to not snap the retainers in the upper part of the cammera or yank out the ribbon cable. REMOVE THE BATTERY BEFORE YOU BEGING. WITH THE BATTER REMOVED THE CAPACITOR WILL STILL SHOCK YOU. be careful.
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