Having problems with your Olympus Digital Cameras ?

White screen My camera (olympus Fe-46) seems fine when I turn it on, but when I make a picture outside, the screen turns white instead of showing the picture. When trying to make a picture in my room, it showed the picture with horizontal black stripes on it. Has anybody got a suggestion/solution for this problem?


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This is a problem with shutter not fast enough opening to take a picture indoor shows the horizontal lines. In sun light it is too slow and over expose the picture. Not worth the trouble to fix, buy another camera?
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White screen My camera (olympus Fe-46) seems fine when I turn it on, but when I make a picture outside, the screen turns white instead of showing the picture. When trying to make a picture in my room, it showed the picture with horizontal black stripes on it. Has anybody got a suggestion/solution for this problem?


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