Having problems with your Olympus Stylus 720 SW Digital Camera ?

The lens cover (protection) dont open. The camera turns on, but turns off rigth a way becose the metal protection dont open....


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I have this problem also, I opened the front facia and unscrewed the cover and it worked fine initially but when I checked the other day it refuses to focus and switches itself off.. it is intermittant(?!) but only loads the menus when the focus becomes available (which is rare) and only lasts for maybe 2 shots if I'm quick.\015\012It's four years old so I guess it's something more deep seated at this point but worked fine up till now with no problems. I'm charging the battery to full to see if it's power.\015\012
\015\012I've tried http://www.fixya.com/support/t5272312-fe_4010_zoom_locked but no luck yet. I might try disassembling when I have time as I don't think it's worth paying to repair at this point.\015\012
\015\012Any other suggestions welcome.
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