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My olympus stylus 840 overexposes all pictures. are my settings messed up, or is there another problem?



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Most Olympus cameras reset to default settings upon being turned on, in my experience. Make sure you don't have the settings set to special scenery or effects- set the camera to Auto to ensure it's not on another setting.
\015\012The shutter could be having a dust or dirt or lint problem, and you can try to blow the lens assembly out with compressed air ($4 at Walmart), and sometimes that will work.
\015\012If you do these things, and it's still not working right, there may be a lens issue, or some other tricky thing that would require servicing.
\015\012Take it into a local camera repair shop, and see what they think, and get an estimate. Sometimes, it's better to just get a new camera on sale.
\015\012Good luck, and hope this helps.
Hi there jwjruns

There are a few possibilities to considere here.

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  1. Incorrect settings are being used.
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  3. Shutted is malfunctioning
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  5. CCD of the camera is malfunctioning.
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  7. Camera Firmware Issue
Lets start with the easiest one.

Turn your dial for the mode selection to AUTO mode and snap away. Are your pictures still overexposed? I will assume that it is and that you have been using the AUTO mode anyway so this means that you have a more serious problem.

I need you to hold up the camera like in the picture with the light behind you shining into the camera lens. Do not do this with the sun as it may damage your camera.

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Now look directly into the lens while clicking off a shot. You should be able to see the shutter open and close. If you do not see this , then the problem with the camera is a stuck shutter. Some people find that hitting your camera helps but I would recommend you get that fixed by a pro which is about $70.

So if this is not the problem , please send me a picture to [email protected] and I will have a look if I can see any clues as to what is the problem. I will also be able to see if your settings are correct. If the problem is with the CCD , I should be able to see the problem on the picture in the form of noise or random patterns of defects. These are present in all camera's but tend to worsen if there is a CCD error.

Since no users of your camera have claimed that firmware was responcible for this problem , I would all but rule it out completely.

Please let me know if you need more info or help.

Kind Regards
StephanSA
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