Having problems with your Olympus EVOLT E-500 Digital Camera ?

E-500 autofocus problem


\015 Today when i went to use my e-500 the autofocus would not focus\015

Answers :

There is a bar that transfers the movement of the focusing ring to the motor in the back of the lens.  If it jumps out of the plastic slot, you will hear the AF motor turn, but it will never focus in either auto or manual mode.  You will have to buy a new lens, get the lens repaired (probably more expensive than buying a kit lens), or partially take the lens apart and re-seat the bar.

Here is a link showing how to fix it:
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1022&message=17650836

I did it successfully in about an hour with a set of jeweler's Phillips screwdrivers, tweezers and a strong lamp.  You MUST be comfortable delecate parts and tiny screws.  Then again, you have nothing to lose if you are going to buy a replacement lens.
Mine will do this at random and I simply have to remove the lens and re-install to correct it and it will focus from then on.
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