Having problems with your Olympus SP-570UZ Digital Camera ?

Flash repair hi, i am using olympus sp 570. my flash spring is not working. so when i try to open it . it will not open . i have to manually pull its cover to steady the flash.please tell me how to refit the sprig. regards nik


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My Olympus SP-570uz also has a broken flash spring. I found that small a coil spring approximately 3/16" max diameter and approximately 7/8" to 1" long can be inserted in the flash cavity when it is open - place on the right side (looking at the front of the camera) in the area that does not interfere with the small latch that locks the flash in the down position. The coil spring will need to compress enough to allow the flash to close completely.
Managed to get my flash repaired last night. As to the locations of the screws there are 4 silver machine thread screws holding the flash shoe on that are accessible after the thin spring plate is lifted on the front side and slid out to the rear of the camera all of the other screws are coarse threaded and black. Clockwise around the camera when viewed from the back there are two, I believe medium length screws inside the depression just below the metal piece that your neck strap attaches to, then inside the memory card door are two long screws, next is the medium length posterior screw at the tripod mounting hole, followed by a short screw toward the outer edge of the bottom, next is two long screws accessible through the usb cable compartment, then there is a medium length screw above the left strap attachment point.

There is a friction catch for the back in the area of the two dials at the top right. Once the back was off I wrapped a rubber band around the body to keep the display from flopping around. Had to pull the spring out to bend the flash portion end to hook back and re-engage with the arm as it appear the original contact point had broken.
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