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Old Sep 9, 2005, 5:33 PM   #1
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Have had my camera for almost two years. I use rechargeable batteries. Have never had a problem - till last week. Took outdoor pictures and had no difficulties. Went indoors and it won't take any pictures. First the flash indicator on the screen was flashing red. Book says that is low batteries. Ok changed them. Still flashing and cannot get pictures off the card. Now there are two flashing lights on the side of the viewfinder which the book attributes to exhausted batteries. I can understand this, except I trickle charged the batteries for 24 hours, and the camera opened, and I offloaded all the pictures. The flash indicator on the screen is no longer flashing red, but I still have those two blasted flashing lights on the side of the viewfinder. As long as they are flashing no pictures can be taken.

I tried all three sets of batteries. I can see one going bad, but all three at the exact same time?

Any ideas on what else I can try? I am really lost without the camera!

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Old Oct 7, 2005, 11:43 AM   #2
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Try testing the camera using a regular set of batteries. If the camera still has the problem, then the problem is either an incorrect setting or probelm with the camera. If the camera works with regular batteries, then the problem is low voltage in your rechargeable batteries. Either your batteries are no longer accepting a charge, or your charger is not outputting correctly to charge the batteries.

Good luck.

I use the D-560 to take digital pictures of real estate. Great quality for printing, visual tours, or posting to a website. But the flash eats up the batteries fairly quickly. Wish I had a beltpack battery that would plug into the DC jack on the side of the camera.


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Old Oct 7, 2005, 3:19 PM   #3
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I tested it with brand new regular batteries. Same problem. I reset the camera to default settings - same problem. I called Olympus and they said it was a camera problem and sent me the forms to get it fixed. I discovered that, since it is not under any warranty anymore, that it was no longer cost effective to repair it. I have replaced it with another camera but we are still using it for outdoor pictures as it works ok when you turn the flash totally off. As long as it detects any flash setting except off, the two blinking lights next to the viewfinder are present...and no photos at all can be taken.

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