Having problems with your Olympus FE-240 Digital Camera ?

The cover on the battery and SD card opening on the camera broke off and couldn't be found on the ground. A small piece of cover and the hinge are still on the camera. When the camera is turned on a message 'card cover open' comes on screen and though I made a temporary cover with a thin piece of wooden pop stick and another with some stiff card and taped them on the camera still came up with same message. Can I get a new cover/door or what can I do??


Answers :

I imagine the only way to obtain a proper part is to send it to an approved Olympus service centre, hopefully under warranty (though I expect they would not regard this as covered).

The camera must have some way of telling that the door is open. Is there a tiny switch on the catch, or behind a little hole that something on the lid poked through? If so, perhaps you could jam it. Maybe there is a reed switch that was activated by a magnet in the lid.

I don't really see why this should be an issue for the camera to worry about, as long as things aren't falling out. My high-end Lumix pays no attention to hatches being open.
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