Having problems with your Olympus Camedia Stylus 300 Digital Camera ?

Lens won't come out, or turn on--but that's not how it started

\015 Hi,First, I had a problem with the camera shutting itself off while I was trying to use it. The lens would suddenly go in and it would shut off. But, if I could keep it on long enough to get the shot, it was fine. Then I took it in to Mike's Camera in Boulder to have it repaired. The guy at the repair counter took it from me and poked around with it until it totally locked up and wouldn't come on/out at all. Then he handed it back to me and shrugged his shoulders. He didn't say, "well we'll have to spend some time with it--" Just handed it back, now TOTALLY broken and useless. I was so frustrated that I just walked out with my broken camera. I don't like throwing things out, and really liked the camera. But, after my experience trying to get it fixed at a locally respected (I think) camera shop, I wonder if it can be repaired at a reasonable cost???\015

Answers :

No profit to repair your camera, better buy a new one
IF you pay for your old camera repair, there is more chances that your camera is again in the not working condition, better buy a new one 
Well, if the batteries are OK, then I would say there is an issue with the circuitry, if it is shutting off by itself. This is not a simple fix that can be done as a DIY, if you have no prior experience. You may have to replace the entire PCB inside. Of course, you could try slapping the camera against the palm of your hand and see if this helps. If it works, great, but is indicative of some loose contacts inside, and is a temporary fix at best.
2 options:
1. If under warranty, get it repaired.
2. Take it to a repair shop to get it correctly assessed and repaired. If the cost is too high to warrant a repair, then decide if it would be more prudent to actually get it fixed or purchase a brand new one.
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