Having problems with your Olympus FE-280 Digital Camera ?

My olympus FE-280 zoom lens has ceased to open out upon start up. It is not clear how to open up the back as the switch seems to be a delicate point - any advice is welcome.


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A pencil eraser is useful for cleaning gold contacts without taking off any metal. Just make sure to blow the residue off. If the display works okay in picture review mode then you are getting at least a nominal amount of battery current.

If there is gunge in the lens making it hang up, try using a shop vac on the front to dislodge any dust. If that doesn't work try a canned air computer duster. If all else fails, they sell replacement lens assemblies, but I'd strongly suggest having it done in a repair shop
If you've recently dropped the camera you may have lens damage that's\015\012preventing the camera from operating properly. If it hasn't been\015\012dropped, your problem may be due to weak/worn out batteries\015\012or corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera\015\012which can prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the\015\012camera. Try this free fix before you do anything else: remove the\015\012batteries and wipe the camera contacts firmly with\015\012a dry cloth (heavy corrosion may require cleaning with a wire brush,\015\012steel wool, or sandpaper). Remove any residue that may have fallen\015\012into the battery compartment during cleaning, then wipe both ends of\015\012the batteries and place them back in the camera. This cleaning clears\015\012the problem about 90% of the time. If it doesn't work for you, your\015\012batteries may need to be replaced, or the camera may have\015\012a problem that requires professional repair.
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