Olympus C700 Series - Power Circuit Problem

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Fred, Dec 21, 2004.

  1. Fred

    Fred Guest

    Anyone have an Olympus C700 series camera with a power circuit problem?
    Fred, Dec 21, 2004
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  2. Fred

    wire 54 Guest

    And if you ever find anyone, what makes you think that will tell you how to
    fix your problem ?.

    Why don't you just do what everyone else does and accept it is a fact of
    life today and move on.

    Go and get something else that takes AA's so you can use all those BATTERIES
    that you have tested ......

    Sorry, but this has gone on for far too long

    And I am not connected with Olympus, just very happy with my current C750UZ,
    C5050Z and four year old C3030Z
    which I let my youngest son use. And I was happy with the C700 which I
    dearly wish that I had sent you.

    wire 54, Dec 21, 2004
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  3. Fred

    John Ewing Guest

    So why spend time penning such a futile reply?
    Why not just ignore?

    No need for you to reply - rhetoric questions
    John Ewing, Dec 22, 2004
  4. Fred

    Fred Guest

    Sorry about that, Peter. I know I must be an irritation to the throw-away,
    infinite money consumer crowd, but I'm afraid I have to keep trying to fix
    this one myself.
    Fred, Dec 22, 2004
  5. Fred

    I don't have an Oly C700 but its predecessor, the C2100UZ, was blighted with
    power supply problems - often referred to as "Sudden Death Syndrome" in the
    newsgroups because of the symptom that one day, for no apparent reason,
    you'd go to turn it on and it wouldn't.

    My C2100 died in this way earlier this year. I sent it of to Olympus UK and
    they fixed it - not particularly quickly. It took them about a month plus
    and the cost, from memory, was around 130 UK Pounds.

    I have heard say that the fix is to replace the power supply with a more
    modern board which does not have the original design fault. However, if
    more recent cameras like the C700 are experiencing the same problem it does
    introduce doubts.

    Another rumour I heard was that the problem might be triggered by allowing
    rechargables to run too low in the camera. The following "science bit" is
    quoting, probably inaccurately, from memory. I have no real knowledge of
    the physics involved so if anyone wants to correct me, fine, but please
    don't shoot me down in flames. I'm just trying to be helpful. I heard that
    when the battery runs low, the voltage(?) can increase in an effort to
    maintain the power output and this additional voltage can fry the power
    supply. So the suggestion is always replace rechargables before they are
    completely dead.

    Having said that, I don't follow this advice and invariably wait until the
    camera says "no juice" before swapping batteries. On the other hand I have
    suffered one dead power supply so draw your own conclusions.

    My recommendation is return the camera to your local Olympus repair centre
    and, if you have the discipline, make a note to change batteries more
    frequently in future.

    Keith Sheppard, Dec 22, 2004
  6. Fred

    Malcolm Guest

    I have C700 series camera and it has worked perfectly from day one.

    We are all getting a little tired of you and your problem. Please stop
    spamming the newsgroups.

    Malcolm, Dec 22, 2004
  7. Fred

    Gymy Bob Guest

    The others here are sick of your asshole comments. Please refrain from
    breathing further.

    Thanx for your co-operation.
    Gymy Bob, Dec 23, 2004
  8. Fred

    Fred Guest

    Thanks, Keith! Appreciate your info. It's sure worth a try.
    Fred, Dec 23, 2004
  9. Fred

    Fred Guest

    That's good to hear! Hopefully, with all the helpful folks posting here,
    I'll get mine fixed and it'll last a couple more years. Have a nice
    Christmas, Malcolm.

    Fred, Dec 23, 2004
  10. Fred

    t.hoehler Guest

    humor was worth the trip! Seriously, now, archive all these posts, print
    them and take them to your Oly repair facility. show them how a poorly
    performing/early failing product can generate a great deal of hubris. Maybe
    they'll cut you some slack on a pro repair. If you were my customer, I'd fix
    the damn camera at no charge, and reap the benefit of a positive post!

    Get those 8 mm camcorders out of the deep freeze and record some holiday
    footage. You'll thank yourself a few years from now.
    Merry CHRISTmas to all of you great people on this NG, and may 2005 be good
    for you.
    t.hoehler, Dec 23, 2004
  11. Fred

    Fred Guest

    Thanks, Tom!! I've enjoyed reading the posts also. And especially thanks
    to all the nice folks who have offered sincere help and advice. Keep

    A Christmas Poem

    Some folks say the water glass is half full,
    Others say the water glass is half empty.
    Malcolm!!?? "Have you bin drinking my water!"

    Fred, Dec 23, 2004
  12. Better check the vodka cabinet.......
    William Graham, Dec 23, 2004
  13. Fred

    Gymy Bob Guest

    Wasn't that one of the Newfoundland terrorists caught recently in the
    news?... "Bin Drinking"
    Gymy Bob, Dec 24, 2004
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