Having problems with your Olympus Camedia C-5050 Zoom Digital Camera ?

On/Off Switch Hi My problem with the 5050Z is as follows; When I switch the camera on the lens extends and then retracts but not always. This can carry on until I turn it off. On the odd occasion that this does not happen, should I lightly touch the on/off switch (but not move it) the lens begins to retract and extend again until I turn it off. Has anyone experienced this problem, if so, is there a solution? I've tried removing the batteries for 24 hours to force the camera to fully res


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I too have experienced the same situation .... I have THREE C-5050's and "REGULAR" part seems to occure when the camera is overworked, or WARM. Does your camera become warmer is you are shooting many picturees one after the other? When it cools down (black case could add to the scenario), the problem stops.
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\015\012I have found that over heating occurs from two situations:
\015\0121. Taking shots one right after the other, quickly, for a number of shots in very rapid succession
\015\0122. leaving the camera sit in the sun
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\015\012What do you all think about this? Is it of any assistance?
\015\012SGS
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I've posted this elsewhere on this site but I can't find a simple way of linking directly to it, so I'll repeat it here:\015\012\015\012=================================\015\012\015\012The powere switch is part of the mode dial assembly. Mode dial repair kits are often listed on eBay. Don't try the repair yourself unless you have some experience in dismantling (and more importantly re-assembling!) modern cameras - although given that getting an "official" repair is probably not economic it may be worth the risk.\015\012There are instructions for replacing the dial here\015\012http://myolympus.org/5050/modedial/\015\012It's really not that difficult but patience and good eyesight are needed.
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