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

My screen keep showing the Card Cover Open Error even though the cover is closed. What can i do


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Somewhere on the door will be a small piece of plastic which when the door is closed makes contact with a microswitch which tells the camera the door is closed. Either this switch has broken or the piece of plastic has.\015\012\015\012Somewhere within the memory card receptacle you should find a small hole where the piece of plastic enters when the door is shut. Switch the camera on, leave the door open and push a wooden match or something of a suitable size made of plastic into this hole (be gentle) if the "door open" sign clears then the problem is with the prod built into the door. If it doesn't clear then the problem is with the switch.\015\012\015\012Actually this switch can be disabled or continually shorted out if it proves to be faulty. I have had a camera come in for an unrelated repair with the hole blocked up with plastacine to hold the swich closed. IT WORKED\015\012\015\012Stu
I used a version of the matchstick or plasticine solution to fix the "card cover open" problem on my Olympus E 330. So far, it's working fine. On the inside of the movable card cover is a plastic "finger" or plunger. When the card cover is closed, this finger makes contact with a metal switch. The switch is a silver colored pin which is recessed in a square hole. Closing the card cover forces the finger onto the pin and pushes it down into the hole, turning off the "card cover open" message. People who have jammed a matchstick or plasticine into the hole on top of the pin have forced the pin to stay down permanently, canceling the "card cover open" message permanently....at least until the matchstick or the plasticine fall out. I cut a piece of plastic the exact size of the square hole. I fit it into the hole over the pin. I pressed it down so that friction would hold it in place and keep the pin depressed. Next I cut a piece of rubber band, a little bigger than the square hole. I forced the rubber band into the hole over the plastic square. The rubber band acts as another way to hold the plastic square down and also serves to allow some flexibility or cushion when the card cover is closed and the finger is pressed down into the square hole. I'm hoping that the cushion will prevent the finger from breaking off. If it does, maybe I'll go to the matchstick or plasticine. Maybe even some crazy glue. But as I said earlier....so far, so good.
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