Olympus blinking...

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Géraldine, May 26, 2005.

  1. Géraldine

    Géraldine Guest


    We have an Olympus C-350 Zoom for family pictures and last saturday, while
    we were taking pictures, it suddenly start not responding to any command,
    just blinking the two leds of the viewfinder alternatively.

    We tried anything we can during several days (Removing batteries, removing
    card, connecting to PC...) Nothing changed. It stays either off or with the
    two leds blinking alternatively. Moreover, as it was in use when it first
    happened, there is no way now to bring back the lens and close the lens

    It is not the first time it "bugs", but it is the first time removing
    batteries does not allow to recover.

    As it is no longer under warranty, and the price of any repair will cost at
    least twice the camera cost, we were wondering if one of you has an idea
    about what happened, and if we can do anything to recover it...

    Thanks in advance,

    Géraldine & Hervé.
    Géraldine, May 26, 2005
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  2. Géraldine

    Andy Guest

    So I'm NOT alone!

    I have the C3030-Zoom. About 5 years old. It now exhibits the same
    behavior you describe.

    I don't know how to fix it.

    When I turn on the camera, it beeps for about 5 seconds and the green
    light blinks. The lens as you describe is stuck in the open and dialing
    from off to Preview or Shoot doesn't work 99% of the time. If I let it
    sit, sometimes it corrects itself but not workable.

    I don't think it's the memory card because I have swapped 2 of them and
    the problem still persists.

    I had it in for a damage repair at Olympus, they fixed the lens damage
    but now it drains batteries even when the whole unit is off.

    I'm looking for a newer camera now. And when I get one, the Olympus
    camera is going to get the sledge-hammer treatment.

    Sorry I couldn't be of more help. Call Olympus?

    Andy, Jun 9, 2005
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