Having problems with your Olympus Stylus Verve S / ?-181 mini S Digital Camera ?

Cover card open when it's shut

\015 When turning it on it says card cover open when it's clearly not\015

Answers :

This problem is caused by the little piece of plastic that you flip down to hold the XD card in place. It has a nipple sticking out of it that is prone to breaking off. Unfortunately, this nipple (about 1/16" x 1/8" x 1/8") holds down a little button which tells the camera that the the plastic piece has been flipped down. Once the nipple breaks off, you need to find some other way to hold the button down.
\015\012
\015\012I simply took a small plastic peg from an old boardgame -- a cribbage-board peg might work -- and whittled it down to fit the opening. Remove the XD card and you'll see the small 1/16" x 1/8" rectangular opening. There's a tiny, squarish black button inside. Use a toothpick or tiny screwdriver to carefully press the button in while the camera is on, and you'll see the error message disappear.
\015\012
\015\012Once you get the idea, use a tiny Phillips screwdriver to remove the plastic piece that you flip down. There are two screws to remove, two little metal retaining brackets and a tiny metal rod. Be careful not to lose any of these pieces! Then gradually whittle your piece of plastic so it fits the rectangular opening snugly, and consistently turns off the error message. Then cut it to about 1/8" in length, insert it into the opening, and reassemble the rod, brackets and screws to hold it in place.
\015\012
\015\012Now the little button will always be pushed in and the camera will be functional once again. Since the XD card has its own spring-loaded "locking mechanism" (you push to insert and push to remove), the piece of plastic you flip down isn't really needed in the first place. You can save it, anyway, just for the memories....
\015\012
\015\012
There is usually a small tongue on the card cover that engages either a switch or some other device to detect if the cover is open.
\015\012Check that it is not broken or that the sensor is not damaged etc.
\015\012Hope this helps...
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Olympus Stylus Verve S / ?-181 mini S Digital Camera

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

Screen says card-cover open when it is shut


... Olympus Stylus Verve / ?-mini Digital Camera

How do I format a new SD card? I push Set and then OK/Menu key, it says please wait and then card error! comes up on the screen. If I push cancel first then the camera shuts off. Also the lense cover does not open when I first turn the camera on. The card is a SanDisk SDHC card 8GB


... Sea and Sea DX-860G Digital Camera

Says card cover open when turning on.makes a buzzing noise then shuts back off


You should have either dropped it down the floor or it should have been affected with water or solvents. the only way is you have to take it to the service centre to change the lens array. ... Olympus FE-20 Digital Camera

Cover card open when it's shut


This problem is caused by the little piece of plastic that you flip down to hold the XD card in place. It has a nipple sticking out of it that is prone to breaking off. Unfortunately, this nipple (about 1/16" x 1/8" x 1/8") holds down a little button ... Olympus Stylus Verve S / ?-181 mini S Digital Camera

Card-Cover open My card -cover open message keeps me from not being able to take or retieve pictures that are already taken. What can I do? I replaced batteries and memory card without the problem being solved. What can I do ?                                                                                  FRUSTRATED When you turn the camera on, the screne display reads "card-cover open". My daughter is unable to use the camera. Is there anything we can do to resolve this issue ourselves? Thank


According to Olympus Tech Support this is a Sensor issue and requires repair. They quoted $86 for repairs...to me that is just not worth it, I have the same issue but purchased a good used camera on ebay for only $40! Good luck, sory I couldn't hel ... Olympus Camedia D-435 Digital Camera

The cover on the battery and SD card opening on the camera broke off and couldn't be found on the ground. A small piece of cover and the hinge are still on the camera. When the camera is turned on a message 'card cover open' comes on screen and though I made a temporary cover with a thin piece of wooden pop stick and another with some stiff card and taped them on the camera still came up with same message. Can I get a new cover/door or what can I do??


I imagine the only way to obtain a proper part is to send it to an approved Olympus service centre, hopefully under warranty (though I expect they would not regard this as covered).The camera must have some way of telling that the door is ... Olympus FE-240 Digital Camera

I inherited a C-3000zoom camera. When I turn it on it says: card-cover open. It's not open. Removed card, opened, closed cover; works fine but says


... Olympus C-3000 Zoom Digital Camera

I have an Olympus Stylus Tough -6000 digital camera and when I turn it on a message appears on the screen that says "Card-Cover Open" and it won't allow me to operate the camera. The problem is that the card cover is NOT open, the battery and USB covers are securely closed, so I don't know what to do. Please Help! Thanks


Is the card all the way in? ... Digital Cameras

Card-Cover Open Camera only shows that card cover is open when closed... will not allow me to take pics. Have removed battery and card but still does not work.


... Olympus Stylus 800 / ? 800 Digital Camera

Check card cover- Card cover open


The problem you are describing is a problem with a sensor that is on the card cover door. It seems to have failed and needs to be replaced. Following are the instructions to send your camera to Olympus for service.\015\012\015\012 ... Olympus Stylus Verve / ?-mini Digital Camera

Card-Cover Open When I turn my camera on I am given a screen saying "Card-Cover Open". My camera worked fine before this, but I'm unaware on how to fix this problem. Any ideas will be greatly noted.


YOU HAVE A BROKE SWITCHTHERE IS A VERY SMALL SWITCH BEHIDE A BATERY DOOR, JUST ABOVE A SIGN "PUSH TO EJECT" THIS SWITCH IS VERY SMALL AND YOU CAN NOT REPLACE SO WHAT YOU CAN DO IS, TAKE THE VERY SMALL SWITCH OFF (YOU WILL NEED TO USE A NAIL OR ... Olympus FE-140 Digital Camera

My screen keep showing the Card Cover Open Error even though the cover is closed. What can i do It says "Card Over Open" when it is closed


The card door sensor is either damaged, failing or gone completely. You can take camera apart, (7 screws I think) take the back off. Sensor is at the back of camera near the battery door. If sensor is missing, you will see 2 spots on the electronics ... Olympus FE-190 Digital Camera

Why does my olympus stylus tough 8000 say the card cover is open when it's not? The camera won't let me do anything and I only want to use it above water now anyway, so as far as I'm concerned it doesn't matter if the card cover's open! How can I stop the camera from displaying this irritating message???


... Olympus STYLUS TOUGH 8010 Digital Camera

The camera says card-cover open, but it is closed. The camera will not work. The screen just says CARD-COVER OPEN in red with a blue background and none of the camera functions will work.


... Olympus Stylus 800 / ? 800 Digital Camera

Card-cover open I keep getting a "card-cover open" warning when I power on.  The door is closed, and it is not allowing me to do anything.  Any suggestions?  Thanks!


Look for the switch on the memory card door of your camera. Usually a small piece of plastic on the door closes the switch when the door is closed. Check to make sure that the plastic piece is not worn down and is making contact with the switch. Y ... Olympus C-7000 Zoom Digital Camera

Card Cover Open


The problem you are describing is a problem with the sensor that is on the card cover door. It seems to have failed and needs to be replaced. Following are the instructions to send your camera to Olympus for service.\015\012\015\012 ... Olympus FE-130 Digital Camera

Neither the fujifilm 256MB xd card nor th enew Olympus 2GB xd card will work in the A340. I've put the card in and went to Format it in the camera as per teh menu. It acts like it does but when you take a picture it says "write error" When you turn it on again it still says "card not initialized." I've tried formating them with the camera on (lens cover open) and using the menu and with the camera off (lens cover closed powered on using the button on the back) and using the menu from that screen


The camera needs to be up-dated to read the cards it may still have the old dater in it! so it cant "see" the biger cards ... Fuji FinePix A340 Digital Camera

DROPPED E-410 I was attempting to download some pictures into my computer,(cable attached) my phone rang, and i knocked my camera down (ripping the USS cable out)when i picked the camera (E-410) back up the screen kept saying card cover open.I have opened the cover,removed the card , replaced the card,turned the camera on/off,at this time if you cannot assist me in solving this situation, canyou please point me in the right direction(NYC,anywhere that i canget this fixed quickly. THANK YOU!


Olympus repair is in Happauge, NY on Long Island ... Olympus EVOLT E-410 Digital Camera

Olympus FE-5010 Card cover open error. Card cover is closed. Tried a new battery and new card. It didn't help.


I hv olympus fe 5010 nd problem is "write protect" error sawing .....so how i cn solve it ... Olympus FE-190 Digital Camera

Card cover open appears on screen despite it being closed. Tried removing card and battery replacting and powering on. No luck


The problem you are describing is a problem with teh sensor in side the card cover door. It seems to have failed and needs to be replaced. Following are the instructions to send your camera to Olympus for service.\015\012\015\012 ... Olympus Camedia C-765 Digital Camera

Kamera saya Kyocera Fineam M400R, di LCD tertulis cover opened, sehingga buat memfoto ga bisa , buat melihat hasil foto di SD card juga ga bisa, posisi setting cuma terbaca cover opened. bagaimana solusonya?


... Kyocera Finecam M400R Digital Camera

Olympus u770 sw 7.1 No power, battery fully charged, lens cover is open. No lights no screen nothing. Camera has been perfect for almost 4 years just shut down whilst being used hence lens cover open. Any assistance appreciated. Thanks


HiSorry to hear about your issue with the Olympus mju 770 SW. There's a couple of things you can check and try, before ... Olympus Stylus 770 SW Digital Camera

Shutter not working screen keeps saying card cover open but card and cover both secure


Check the door for sand or hair, else needs to go to repair ... Olympus Digital Cameras

When I turn it on, there is clicking and then a lens error. The lens cover stays open. I removed the battery and put it back in, and I still get the lens error, bu the cover closes when it shuts off. When I turn back on, clicking and lens stays open as before.


HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \015\012probability is t ... Nikon Coolpix S210 Digital Camera

"Card-cover open" error message


I had this same problem and I took a jewler screw driver and moved the little 'tang' on the latch (sensor?) on the camera side (not door side) of the battery and card compartment. Close the door and the message went away (for now?!) ... Olympus Stylus Verve / ?-mini Digital Camera
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.lionebra.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.2563 seconds