Having problems with your Olympus FE-230 Digital Camera ?

Lens not working after only one year

\015 Turn on camera, makes grinding-type noise, then lens goes in and out several times... nothing focuses... when trying to zoom, camera turns itself off. Camera is exactly one year and one month old. Very annoying that a camera only lasts one year. You can bet that I will rate Olympus much lower than I have in the past for reliability when I fill out Consumer Reports' survey this year. ANy solutions found yet?\015

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OMG This one was pissing me off for the longes because I love to take pictures and the zoom no longer wored on my camrea and the Lense just stayed poped out and would not retract.
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\015\012I turned on the camra. and then turned it off but while it was turning off I pressed down on the lens and it snaped back into the camrea like it belonged and now it works like new again.
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\015\012I turned it back on and was able to zoom in and out just fine and when I turned it off it went right back in like it was supposed to!!!
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\015\012THANK GOD!!! : )
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Same here.. bought the camera early April '07. Problem began in May of '08. Turn it on and the lens goes in and out several times but it won't focus.
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