Having problems with your Olympus Camedia C-740 Ultra Zoom Digital Camera ?

Flash wil not turn on...


\015 Hello i have recently purchased a olympus c-740 camera and the flash pops open but will not turn on... the camera's shell kinda moves back a little and opens at the top(next to the flash) when you pop it open. anyone have any idea what could be wrong here? and/or how i can go about fixing this?\015

Answers :

Hey, thanks for the help but i did fix it myself... i bought the camera as a display model from a local store and the flash door has a little piece of plastic that comes off the side toward the middle(the little plastic piece that hits the switch). Well i opened the camera and found the piece of plastic(it was broken) so i glued it back together and BINGO i got a flash. Thanks for the help.
Hello Johnny,
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\015\012If you bought this camera "used" as I suspect possibly you might have\015\012(possibly on Ebay?) - seeings if it were damaged brand new right out of\015\012the box that you would have just taken it back to the store for a\015\012replacement - it looks like you never checked that part out before\015\012buying it 2nd hand, or damaged in this case.
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\015\012If you bought it on Ebay (brand NIB or otherwise) then it's doubly just\015\012as bad, as you may have no recourse at all to return it if the selling\015\012party lied about it's working 100%. Many a seller there fudges on stuff\015\012sold there, and if the ad stated "AS IS" then you have no recourse at\015\012all going back to the seller. Never buy anything online that states "AS\015\012IS" - Golden Rule #1.
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\015\012The other scenario here might be you damaged the flash door yourself\015\012catching it on something and springing the pop-up mechanism - as people\015\012sometimes never want to fully state how something gets broken, but it\015\012happens to the best of us from time to time. Such is life...
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\015\012That flash pop-up mechanism also has a micro-switch lever that\015\012disconnects it from the Flash Tube CHARGE circuit when it's closed.\015\012That too could have been damaged.
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\015\012This is not something that you will be able to fix yourself, as it\015\012appears the HV wires coming from the Power Supply Flash control PCB\015\012(Printed Circuit Board) possibly are damaged as well. Either yanked out\015\012at the PCB or else broken at the HV (High Voltage) discharge tube\015\012itself. If it's the latter then the Flash Tube is HISTORY - as in NO\015\012MORE FLASH function period.
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\015\012The only way to get a true evaluation on the C-740 damage (if you are\015\012now indeed stuck with this broken camera) is to take it in to a\015\012AUTHORIZED Olympus Repair facility and have the factory trained techs\015\012there give you a proper repair cost. Other then that you may be out\015\012even more money taking it anywhere else.
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\015\012How much did you buy it for if you don't mind me asking?
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\015\012Where are you located state wise or which Coast ae you closest to?
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\015\012Let me know?
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\015\012Best regards,
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\015\012Frank
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