Olympus 5050: focus has become locked! Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Stephen Edgar, Aug 29, 2003.

  1. Hi Folks,
    I was playing with the MyMode modes on my 5050 and having set each
    mode, I switched the camera off. Now when the camera is switched on it
    refuses to focus in any mode, aperture priority, manual, autofocus,
    manual focus. The image on the LCD only show an in-focus image when
    the camera is held a few centimetres from a subject. Its almost as if
    the camera is locked into Super Macro (although this mode has not been
    I removed all the custom MyMode settings I had entered but this made
    no difference.
    Has anyone any suggestions as to how to re-set the camera?
    Any help would be appreciated,
    Stephen Edgar, Aug 29, 2003
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  2. Stephen Edgar

    Matti Vuori Guest

    (Stephen Edgar) wrote in
    I don't have that camera, but removing the batteries for a couple of hours
    (well, actually anything from 2 minutes to 12 hours...) should work.
    Matti Vuori, Aug 30, 2003
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  3. Stephen Edgar

    Jimmy Guest

    Take a look at pg 193 of the manual PDF found on your installation disk. There are two small
    buttons between the zoom lever/shutter button and the mode dial. Press these buttons together and
    hold them for about 3 seconds. This will initialize all the setting listed on pg 193. Removing the
    batteries for a while should take you back to the original factory defaults.
    Jimmy, Aug 30, 2003
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