Having problems with your Olympus Stylus 720 SW Digital Camera ?
The lens cover won't close or open all the way.
\015 Two year-old waterproof camera appears to have water leaking inside. The lens cover motor seems affected. It only closes part way, so the camera turns itself off immediately after turning it on. When I removed the battery, it had a few small water droplets on it. After several days of letting the camera dry out, with the battery being recharged, there's no improvement.\015
Got It! You might try just soaking the camera for a little while like one response said. But I just removed the front face plate. There was accumulated gunk holding the lens cover, and I had the exact same symptoms you're describing. Gently wiped it all clean and presto! all good. You are not opening the camera, just removing the front face. There are three small allen screws on the front and a small phillips screw on the edge.You will need a very small (1.5mm) metric allen wrench (found in common allen wrench sets), and a very small screwdriver for a little screw on the side (found in common micro screwdriver sets). Keep track of which hole each allen set screw came from, they are all different, in fact one appears to be just decoration and has no threads, I just secured it with a tiny dab of all purpose adhesive (Ace hardware brand). Check the tab near the lens goes back in place. Dr. John Christensen
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