Having problems with your Olympus FE-170 Digital Camera ?

Camera powers on, screen turns blue then turns off.

\015 Dropped camera, it starts up OK but then closes down leaving lens out. \015\012\015\012By pressing green arrow button the lens goes in closes. However images on the memory card then come up on screen. Can also use the menu & guide without problem.\015

Answers :

Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Based of your description, the fault is entirely on the lens assembly/gear /mechanical system. The camera can not sense the status of the lens and reverts to default view condition. It maybe that the lens is not fully extending and/or not returning completely on its rest position. Normal course of action would be to seek the services of an authorized service center as this involve intricate mechanism and timing sequence.

Alternately, you can try:
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  • clean the battery contacts of the camera. In some instances, it may even be necessary to scrape them to expose fresh metal;
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  • bend (stretch) these contacts to ensure that they present enough pressure to the batteries. This is to ensure that the camera gets full power from the batteries;
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  • if allowable, replace the batteries with alkaline high capacity instead of rechargeable ones;
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  • if still a no go, you may need to "jar" the lens back into action. This involves thumping the bottom of the camera against the palm of your hand. The idea is to force into alignment any possible dislodged gear when it was dropped.
Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.
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