Having problems with your Olympus FE-230 Digital Camera ?
Camera will not fully turn on
\015 I go to press the power button and the camera lens will come out but go back in at least 4 times and where the light lites up it usually is green but its just red. I can however plug the camera into the computer and get previous pictures on it. But the lends just won't stay out and while this is happening the lcd screen doesn't display anything. HELP!\015
Like Stanman309, I was upset because the camera was only 3 months old. I'd taken less than 1,000 pictures before this problem started happening. I took a chance and held the lense when it came out. Instead of holding it for a split second, I held it through the whole cycle and the camera turned off with the lense still out. Then I turned the camera on and the lense retracted, came out and then the LCD displayed the setup information (M/D/Y and Time). After that it has worked fine, no problems.
So i was super pissed because my camera was broke and i decided to get on the internet. this is exactly what happened to my camera, i was messing around with it and turned it on and once the lense came out i held the smallest part for a split second and then a small POP sound and now it works fine. seems like something was stuck in there or was holding it back caused by it opening and closing over the years. it worked for me not saying it could work for you but its worth a try might save you 80$ or whatever it costs to get your camera lense replaced.
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