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Fred
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      12-19-2004, 05:33 AM
Has anyone had any trouble with the C700 suddenly not recognizing good
batteries? And, if so, did you learn what the problem was? Mine's doing
this -- the batteries and contacts are already checked out as fine.

Repeatedly,

Fred


 
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Jerry G.
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      12-19-2004, 06:48 AM
Not in your particular model and make of camera, we have seen cameras having
cold solder connections, and or failed components internally doing your
description.

The most common cause of this type of failure is the camera being dropped,
or water getting in to it, and causing damage.

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Jerry G.
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"Fred" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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Has anyone had any trouble with the C700 suddenly not recognizing good
batteries? And, if so, did you learn what the problem was? Mine's doing
this -- the batteries and contacts are already checked out as fine.

Repeatedly,

Fred



 
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Fred
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      12-19-2004, 08:40 PM
Ah so! Thanks, will check it out. At what points do you see some of the
failures?

"Jerry G." <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Not in your particular model and make of camera, we have seen cameras

having
> cold solder connections, and or failed components internally doing your
> description.
>
> The most common cause of this type of failure is the camera being dropped,
> or water getting in to it, and causing damage.
>
> --
>
> Jerry G.
> =====
>
> "Fred" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:Oo8xd.246$L7.230@trnddc05...
> Has anyone had any trouble with the C700 suddenly not recognizing good
> batteries? And, if so, did you learn what the problem was? Mine's doing
> this -- the batteries and contacts are already checked out as fine.
>
> Repeatedly,
>
> Fred
>
>
>




 
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Jerry G.
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      12-20-2004, 03:35 AM
The most you can do, if you are in to unassembling your camera, is to use a
meter and trace out the continuity of the connections and traces from the
battery contacts, through to the devices on the circuit board that they
enter.

At the manufacture service site, they change the complete boards in these as
a module if the fix is not a simple solder connection. Then they do the
calibration of the new board.

Considering the cost of one of these camera's, I would prefer to give it out
to the Olympus service rep and have an estimate done. They may not want to
charge too much to service it. If you take it apart and do any damage, or
need any service information or pieces, they will not sell them to you. You
would not have the proper set-up at home to do the diagnostics, and
calibration of the camera, if the need arises.

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"Fred" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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Ah so! Thanks, will check it out. At what points do you see some of the
failures?

"Jerry G." <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Not in your particular model and make of camera, we have seen cameras

having
> cold solder connections, and or failed components internally doing your
> description.
>
> The most common cause of this type of failure is the camera being dropped,
> or water getting in to it, and causing damage.
>
> --
>
> Jerry G.
> =====
>
> "Fred" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:Oo8xd.246$L7.230@trnddc05...
> Has anyone had any trouble with the C700 suddenly not recognizing good
> batteries? And, if so, did you learn what the problem was? Mine's doing
> this -- the batteries and contacts are already checked out as fine.
>
> Repeatedly,
>
> Fred
>
>
>





 
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Fred
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      12-20-2004, 08:39 AM
Thanks again, Jerry. Cost to repair at Olympus is a flat $155 regardless of
what it wrong. Earlier I called a dozen camera shops here in the LA area and
none of them work on this camera themselves - all just send Olympus' in to
the factory.

I'm pretty careful at taking apart these kinds of things, so will check out
the solder joints and post what I find out.

Thanks again!

Fred


"Jerry G." <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> The most you can do, if you are in to unassembling your camera, is to use

a
> meter and trace out the continuity of the connections and traces from the
> battery contacts, through to the devices on the circuit board that they
> enter.
>
> At the manufacture service site, they change the complete boards in these

as
> a module if the fix is not a simple solder connection. Then they do the
> calibration of the new board.
>
> Considering the cost of one of these camera's, I would prefer to give it

out
> to the Olympus service rep and have an estimate done. They may not want to
> charge too much to service it. If you take it apart and do any damage, or
> need any service information or pieces, they will not sell them to you.

You
> would not have the proper set-up at home to do the diagnostics, and
> calibration of the camera, if the need arises.
>
> --
>
> Jerry G.
> =====
>
> "Fred" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> newsGlxd.325$Y57.147@trnddc08...
> Ah so! Thanks, will check it out. At what points do you see some of the
> failures?
>
> "Jerry G." <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > Not in your particular model and make of camera, we have seen cameras

> having
> > cold solder connections, and or failed components internally doing your
> > description.
> >
> > The most common cause of this type of failure is the camera being

dropped,
> > or water getting in to it, and causing damage.
> >
> > --
> >
> > Jerry G.
> > =====
> >
> > "Fred" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > news:Oo8xd.246$L7.230@trnddc05...
> > Has anyone had any trouble with the C700 suddenly not recognizing good
> > batteries? And, if so, did you learn what the problem was? Mine's doing
> > this -- the batteries and contacts are already checked out as fine.
> >
> > Repeatedly,
> >
> > Fred
> >
> >
> >

>
>
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>



 
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Joseph Meehan
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      12-20-2004, 11:21 AM
Fred wrote:
> Has anyone had any trouble with the C700 suddenly not recognizing good
> batteries? And, if so, did you learn what the problem was? Mine's
> doing this -- the batteries and contacts are already checked out as
> fine.
>
> Repeatedly,
>
> Fred


You may want to check out the batteries. Some batteries are constructed
in such a way that they don't make good contact in some equipment. The
insulated shoulder around the outside may extend so far that the center
contact does not make contact.

--
Joseph Meehan

26 + 6 = 1 It's Irish Math


 
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      12-20-2004, 01:41 PM

"Joseph Meehan" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Fred wrote:
> > Has anyone had any trouble with the C700 suddenly not recognizing good
> > batteries? And, if so, did you learn what the problem was? Mine's
> > doing this -- the batteries and contacts are already checked out as
> > fine.
> >
> > Repeatedly,
> >
> > Fred

>
> You may want to check out the batteries. Some batteries are

constructed
> in such a way that they don't make good contact in some equipment. The
> insulated shoulder around the outside may extend so far that the center
> contact does not make contact.
>
> --
> Joseph Meehan
>
> 26 + 6 = 1 It's Irish Math
>
>



I wish that you hadn't suggested that ! Fred will have a sense of humour
failure AGAIN

Peter


 
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      12-20-2004, 06:15 PM
wire 54 wrote:
> "Joseph Meehan" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>> Fred wrote:
>>> Has anyone had any trouble with the C700 suddenly not recognizing
>>> good batteries? And, if so, did you learn what the problem was?
>>> Mine's doing this -- the batteries and contacts are already checked
>>> out as fine.
>>>
>>> Repeatedly,
>>>
>>> Fred

>>
>> You may want to check out the batteries. Some batteries are
>> constructed in such a way that they don't make good contact in some
>> equipment. The insulated shoulder around the outside may extend so
>> far that the center contact does not make contact.
>>
>> --
>> Joseph Meehan
>>
>> 26 + 6 = 1 It's Irish Math
>>
>>

>
>
> I wish that you hadn't suggested that ! Fred will have a sense of
> humour failure AGAIN


I wish someone would *steal* Fred's camera, so that we never heard of it
again.

jak

>
> Peter



 
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      12-20-2004, 08:24 PM

"jakdedert" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> wire 54 wrote:
>> "Joseph Meehan" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:UAyxd.5872$(E-Mail Removed)...
>>> Fred wrote:
>>>> Has anyone had any trouble with the C700 suddenly not recognizing
>>>> good batteries? And, if so, did you learn what the problem was?
>>>> Mine's doing this -- the batteries and contacts are already checked
>>>> out as fine.
>>>>
>>>> Repeatedly,
>>>>
>>>> Fred
>>>
>>> You may want to check out the batteries. Some batteries are
>>> constructed in such a way that they don't make good contact in some
>>> equipment. The insulated shoulder around the outside may extend so
>>> far that the center contact does not make contact.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Joseph Meehan
>>>
>>> 26 + 6 = 1 It's Irish Math
>>>
>>>

>>
>>
>> I wish that you hadn't suggested that ! Fred will have a sense of
>> humour failure AGAIN

>
> I wish someone would *steal* Fred's camera, so that we never heard of it
> again.
>
> jak
>
>>
>> Peter


They should steal it, replace the batteries, and then return it......


 
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      12-21-2004, 08:23 AM

"William Graham" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> "jakdedert" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> > wire 54 wrote:
> >> "Joseph Meehan" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> >> news:UAyxd.5872$(E-Mail Removed)...
> >>> Fred wrote:
> >>>> Has anyone had any trouble with the C700 suddenly not recognizing
> >>>> good batteries? And, if so, did you learn what the problem was?
> >>>> Mine's doing this -- the batteries and contacts are already checked
> >>>> out as fine.
> >>>>
> >>>> Repeatedly,
> >>>>
> >>>> Fred
> >>>
> >>> You may want to check out the batteries. Some batteries are
> >>> constructed in such a way that they don't make good contact in some
> >>> equipment. The insulated shoulder around the outside may extend so
> >>> far that the center contact does not make contact.
> >>>
> >>> --
> >>> Joseph Meehan
> >>>
> >>> 26 + 6 = 1 It's Irish Math
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >> I wish that you hadn't suggested that ! Fred will have a sense of
> >> humour failure AGAIN

> >
> > I wish someone would *steal* Fred's camera, so that we never heard of it
> > again.
> >
> > jak
> >
> >>
> >> Peter

>
> They should steal it, replace the batteries, and then return it......
>
>


My real regret is that having bought a used C700 and used it for two years
without a problem, I then went and sold it to buy up to a C750
which is even better. If I had known I would have sent it to Fred as the
amount of time saved reading his 'BATTERY' posts would have
been worth as much as I got for it.

Peter


 
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