Any Olympus C700 Users Here?

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Fred, Dec 19, 2004.

  1. Fred

    Fred Guest

    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
     
    Fred, Dec 19, 2004
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  2. Fred

    Jerry G. Guest

    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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    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
     
    Jerry G., Dec 19, 2004
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  3. Fred

    Fred Guest

    Ah so! Thanks, will check it out. At what points do you see some of the
    failures?
     
    Fred, Dec 19, 2004
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  4. Fred

    Jerry G. Guest

    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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    Jerry G.
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    Ah so! Thanks, will check it out. At what points do you see some of the
    failures?
     
    Jerry G., Dec 20, 2004
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  5. Fred

    Fred Guest

    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
     
    Fred, Dec 20, 2004
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  6. 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, Dec 20, 2004
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  7. Fred

    wire 54 Guest


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

    Peter
     
    wire 54, Dec 20, 2004
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  8. Fred

    jakdedert Guest

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

    jak
     
    jakdedert, Dec 20, 2004
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  9. They should steal it, replace the batteries, and then return it......
     
    William Graham, Dec 20, 2004
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  10. Fred

    wire 54 Guest

    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
     
    wire 54, Dec 21, 2004
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  11. Fred

    Fred Guest

    I also had 2 years of excellent service from it. Probably all that
    excessive used led to the power circuitry problem. This is a common problem
    with this design and has already been confirmed by dozens of others. There
    are several website devoted to it.

    PS - The batteries are fine! :O)
     
    Fred, Dec 21, 2004
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  12. Fred

    Fred Guest

    WHAT TH...???!! :O)
     
    Fred, Dec 21, 2004
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  13. Fred

    Fred Guest

    I can't believe you guys. You actually READ every posting on the newsgroup?
    LOL!!!
     
    Fred, Dec 21, 2004
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  14. Why not, if one has the time and a thirst for knowledge?

    Tom
     
    Tom MacIntyre, Dec 21, 2004
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  15. Fred

    Fred Guest

    Agreed. Mine opinion also. But these clowns are not interested in learning
    something new - only in harassing those of us who are. My point was that
    they need to look for that pesky old DELETE key and use it.
     
    Fred, Dec 22, 2004
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