Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digicam Help > Newbie Help

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Aug 3, 2003, 6:47 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 9
Default Have I busted it already?

Help. Have new Olympus Stylus 300 and have been playing with it off and on. Today I took some shots of my cat and downloaded them to my desktop. Somehow in process, got into Adobe PDF and while I was distracted and trying to figure why that opened, started getting messages that I'd removed the device wrong (or to that effect) and then couldn't find the camera's untitled drive on the desktop. The message kept popping up - but not finding the icon for the drive, I just unplugged same from the usb port. Now, cannot turn camera off by sliding the lens cover, nor will pushing the quick view or "ok" buttons produce anything. I have since removed and am recharging the battery although I have hardly used same since purchase. There is a possibility that I left it on when I put it away for a few days. Any suggestions?

Thanks/SudsK
SudsK is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Aug 4, 2003, 12:25 AM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 9
Default

Just back from evening out and took battery off charger and put back in camera. Seems to have solved the problem as lens now retracts and cover will close. Whew!!

Sudsk
SudsK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 4, 2003, 8:12 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 2,162
Default

Most microprocessor devices, if left with a gradually discharging battery will hang at some point. Usually, removing the power source for a couple of minutes does the same thing as a 'power on reset'. Memory saves can corrupt cards in low battery state, so don't let this happen too often!
voxmagna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 4, 2003, 10:06 AM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 9
Default

Thanks, Voxmagna. I will be very cautious in future and keep my fingers crossed that I didn't damage the memory card.

SudsK
SudsK is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 4:28 PM.