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Solve all your problems by simply getting a card reader. This one is $13 at Walmart. bf6cc73.jpg

Olympus FE-230... | Answered on May 18, 2010


if you havent copied anything onto it since the format you might be able to. i have used a program called File Scavenger 3.2 and have successfully recovered files. a friend of mine gave it to me, but you might be able to find a download on one of those torrent sites

Olympus FE-230... | Answered on May 17, 2010


No. The camera is slowly corroding inside and is a write-off, sorry. It's amazing that you had any use at all after it's adventure!

Olympus FE-230... | Answered on May 07, 2010


Ok due to high voltage this is done by a camera shop as you have to take the whole thing apart and unsolder the bulb in most cases from the inlet. (not easy)

Also you need to discharge the flash capacitor before working on the in nerds (not easy)

Best recommendations is allow a camera shop do it fer you and warranty there repair. but if you want step by step let me know and i'll see what i can dig up in the help forums. please do leave your fantastic feedback and ratings for your free answer today.

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Olympus FE-230... | Answered on Apr 27, 2010


You're apparently in either Macro or SuperMacro mode. Press the Macro button (left on the four-way controller, marked with a blooming flower) repeatedly to cycle through the modes.

Olympus FE-230... | Answered on Apr 26, 2010


Is the computer or the camera telling you the battery is bad? If it's the computer, you might have some bad pins on the camera, or your usb cable may have a problem with it. If the camera is reporting this on it's screen, not sure what the problem is there. I would instead, just transfer the pictures to the computer via a card reader through the USB port. Check your printer- many printers these days have memory card slots on them, and you can transfer pics to the computer through them.

Olympus FE-230... | Answered on Apr 12, 2010


Follow your heart, your heart will lead you in the right direction.

Olympus FE-230... | Answered on Apr 10, 2010


Hi there its happens when the lens not ready for work. Some how its not able to stable his focus method. That's why its stuck. There is a chances of lens guide pin disturbed or damaged & thats why continues failure. Its mean he inform you there
is a system error. So please visit the service center for repair that. Its a very common & repairable problem. Thanks

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Olympus FE-230... | Answered on Apr 07, 2010


First there's a technique to taking pictures.

The shutter button works in 2 stages.

1) Press to half way, the camera focuses and measures the light.

2) Continue pressing the camera takes the picture.

Try this technique first, see if you can sense the 2 stages. Give your camera a second or so between stage 1 and 2. Does it help ?

IF not try going to the Olympus web site follow menus options to the Down loads and or Support pages for your camera.

1) Check for firmware upgrades.
2) Site forum, someone may have had and solved the same problem you've got.
3) Us Olympus support "contact us" to explain your problem, see if they've got a solution.

Olympus FE-230... | Answered on Mar 29, 2010


That usually means the gears in the retract mechanism are bad or jammed. You can try to gently push the lens in but don;t force it. Unfortunetly this means a repair at the depot so unless it is covered under warrenty you might want to look at a new camera instead. That is cheaper than the the repair will be.

Olympus FE-230... | Answered on Mar 23, 2010


Unfortunately, all digital cameras with zoom and flash eat up batteries pretty fast. The best thing you can do is buy backup batteries, and have them when you have some serious shooting to do. Also, rechargeable batteries don't last forever, and start losing energy after awhile. You can order batteries at a great price by shopping on ebay. Good luck!

Olympus FE-230... | Answered on Mar 16, 2010


It sounds like the LCD screen got bumped and is bad. You can replace it yourself, with a little patience if you want to order one on ebay. They're around $25. There are articles on the net about how to replace them, in case you try yourself. I wouldn't have a repair shop do it, since they charge around $125, and you can buy a new camera for that! Good luck!

Olympus FE-230... | Answered on Mar 16, 2010


yes can be repaired,it is the problem of the focusing unit of the lens unit.

Olympus FE-230... | Answered on Mar 16, 2010


This is a well known problem with these lens. They have very small focus gears and they get stuck quite easily by sand and dust. The lens unit has to be taken apart and the gears should be cleaned under a microscope. I repair these every day. I would suggest you contact a local camera repair center and let them clean it.

Tom

Olympus FE-230... | Answered on Mar 07, 2010


problemwith the lens unit,replace it with a new one

Olympus FE-230... | Answered on Mar 02, 2010


put new battaries then try,if u fail ur dout is correct

Olympus FE-230... | Answered on Mar 01, 2010


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera

This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some common error messages that might show up on the LCD's of cameras with this problem include “E18 lens error”, or “lens error, restart camera”. Some cameras might show nothing at all, but merely make a beeping noise as the lens goes out, then in, then the camera shuts off. Sometimes the lens won't even move.
The problem is actually quite common throughout all camera brands. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended. Believe it or not, one BIG contributor to lens errors is using a camera case. Sand, gunk, case fibers, etc... accumulate at the bottom of the case. These materials love to cling to the camera by electrostatic build-up from the camera rubbing against the side of the case (especially those cases with soft fibrous intreriors). Once these materials work their way into the lens mechanism, that's all she wrote. I have many Canon's, and NEVER use a case for this very reason.
A camera owner that suffers this problem may have no recourse for having the camera repaired. Many camera makers will not honor repairing this problem under warranty as they claim it is due to impact damage to the camera, or sand or debris getting into the lens gearing mechanism (neither of which is covered under warranty). The quoted repair cost is usually close to or more than what the camera is actually worth.
Fortunately, about half the cameras that suffer this failure can easily be fixed by one of the following methods. None of these methods involve opening the camera, although some have potential to cause other damage to the camera if excessively done. If the camera is still under warranty, before trying any of these, please please first contact your camera's maker to see if they'll cover the repair, or to determine how much they'll charge for the repair. Who knows, you might get lucky. But if they quote you a number that's higher than the value of your camera, you may want to consider the following methods.
The methods are listed in the order of risk of damaging your camera. Thus make sure you try them in the listed order. And remember, these fixes (especially #6 and 7) should only be considered for a camera that's out of warranty, who's cost of repair would be excessive, and would otherwise be considered for disposal if unrepaired:
Fix #1: Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button while turning the camera on.
Fix #2: Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install new batteries, and turn on the camera. If you get an Error E30, it means you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory card and turn it on one last time.
Fix #3: Insert the cameras Audio/Video (AV) cable, and turn the camera on. Inserting this cable ensures that the camera's LCD screen remains off during the start process. Thus extra battery power is available to the camera's lens motor during startup. This extra power can be useful in overcoming grit or sand particals that may be jamming the lens. If the AV cable doesn't fix the lens error by itself, consider keeping this cable installed while trying fixes 4, 5, and 7 as a means to provide extra help to these fixes. But note that I DON'T recommend keeping the cable installed during Fix 6 as you may damage the AV port while tapping the camera. Reinsert the cable only AFTER tapping the camera.
Fix #4: Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots.
Fix #5: Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in “no heat” setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one).
Now we're entering into the realm of potentially damaging your camera in conducting the fix. There is definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the following two fixes.
Fix #6: Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Other variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of your hand. A lot of people have reported success with this method. HOWEVER, there is also some potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens.
Fix #7: Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with this method than with any of the other methods. HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for damaging your camera by using this method. Variations include gently pulling, rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the power button. Attempt to gently straighten or align the barrel if it's crooked or twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the lens barrel, and then pushing on the side of the lens barrel that has the largest gap (note pushing the lens barrel all the way in is NOT recommended as it may become stuck there). While doing any of the above, listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins may have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click, immediately stop and try the camera.

Olympus FE-230... | Answered on Feb 24, 2010


Hello

Thank you for using FixYa for your problem

Always check the batteries first but if is it still giving the same fault, your camera is faulty.
It should be taken to an authorized repair centre for a repair estimate. Very few digital cameras have any user-serviceable parts.

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Olympus FE-230... | Answered on Feb 21, 2010


Please try to reset the camera but it seems to be defective rather than repairing the cam it will be better if you go for a new cam.

Olympus FE-230... | Answered on Feb 21, 2010

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