Busted Olympus C5050

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Tony Brett, Mar 10, 2006.

  1. Tony Brett

    Tony Brett Guest

    Hi,

    My 30 month-old Olympus C5050 has just failed. It was fine one day and the
    next day it is behaving as if the lens cap is on all the time. It was not
    not dropped, bashed or subjected to any other sort of extremes. The
    electronics are still working and it will still take (blank) pictures
    (offering large aperture and slow shutter as it thinks it's dark) and will
    display pictures already on media cards. Pictures taken are all just black.
    THe flash still works too. Nothing shows on the screen, except settings
    etc., while taking the picture either. I've tried new batteries.

    Has anyone else seen this and what did you do? The local camera shop where
    I bought it is claiming they have no responsibility as it's out of warranty.
    I think they have under the sale of Goods Act as I think 2.5 years is not
    really a reasonable life for a high-quality camera like that.

    Advice and views welcome!

    Tony
     
    Tony Brett, Mar 10, 2006
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  2. Tony Brett

    Jem Raid Guest

    Jem Raid, Mar 10, 2006
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  3. Sale of Goods: what is reasonable up to 6 years. How much did you pay? I'd say
    if it's a camera costing over 200 then they have no leg to stand on.
     
    John Cartmell, Mar 10, 2006
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  4. Tony Brett

    Tony Brett Guest

    Tony Brett, Mar 11, 2006
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  5. Tony Brett

    Tony Brett Guest

    Yes - I quite agree. But if I can get Olympus to do it FOC then that's
    probably easier.

    I paid 500 quid. Cringe.

    Tony
     
    Tony Brett, Mar 12, 2006
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  6. Tony Brett

    Tony Brett Guest

    Please attribute correctly - that bit above was my original posting, not
    Jem's reply.

    Tony
     
    Tony Brett, Mar 12, 2006
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