Having problems with your Olympus SP-560 UZ Digital Camera ?

Even with fresh batteries installed, I only get a few shots before the "battery empty" icon appears. Then, if I remove and then re-insert the same batteries, the initial result is a green battery icon which may only give me one shot before the "battery empty" icon appears again. If I use only the viewfinder, I may get a couple more shots. It looks like an electrical problem but what should I do?


Answers :

Hi, well this is a pretty common problem, with this and many other cameras of a similar sort, what happens is that inside there is a power conditioner circuit, components, usually a "pass" transistor in this circuit partially fault, and increase the current draw from the battery dramatically, and this causes it to go "Flat" very quickly.\015\012
\015\012There is little that can be done DIY, what has to be done is to take the camera to an Olympus service center, and ask for a "Quote" for the repair.Then you can make an informed decision as to what to do, repair or replace.
Yes u are absolutely correct. Go to a camera repairing shop and get it fixed.
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