Olympus D-150; lens doesn't come out

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Ron, May 16, 2006.

  1. Ron

    Ron Guest

    I got an old Olympus Camedia D-150 P&S at a yard sale. It seems to work
    fine but it has a big problem. The lens is supposed to come out
    automatically and the flash is supposed to pop up when you slide the
    front cover back; that's "shooting mode." The lens only comes out after
    many attempts (30-40?) at pulling the cover back and replacing it. The
    flash pops up a little more often. The lower edge of the cover is
    cracked. Anyone know of a way to fix this? Perhaps a way to pull the
    cover off and look under it?

    Ron, May 16, 2006
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    Ken Weitzel Guest

    Hi Ron...

    Dunno how much help it might be; but about a gazillion years
    ago had a D-220 that did the same thing... but eventually
    reached a point where it wouldn't turn on at all. (it didn't
    have the pop up flash feature)

    Quickly found that repair cost would cost more than it was
    worth, so had a go at it.

    Found that by putting the cover in about the middle of its
    travel, I could work a very small (jewellers) screwdriver
    in the slot at the *bottom* of the cover, and work the
    bottom lip out of its track. From there it was easy to
    completely remove it. Careful, there's a couple of very
    tiny fragile wires in there, so separate the cover and body
    slowly and gently.

    Suggest putting a light towel on the kitchen table, lots of
    light, kids in bed before you start. I vaguely remember a
    ball bearing and a small spring that were anxious to escape :)

    Once apart and in your hand, it should be (was to me) obvious
    how a small lever switch on the body, and a couple of plastic
    tabs on the cover interact, and hopefully how to cure it.

    Good luck, and take care.

    Ken Weitzel, May 16, 2006
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  3. Ron

    Ron Guest


    Thanks for the info. I got lucky. The sliding lens cover had a crack. I
    put scotch tape on the crack and now the lens pops out almost every time
    I open the cover.

    Ron, May 20, 2006
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