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Old Oct 20, 2003, 12:10 AM   #1
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Default My 3020 has broke, lens wont extend

With fresh batteries, when i turn the dial to "P", the camera beeps and the display will show a blinking low battery signal, and the lens sounds like it trys to extend. it blinks and beeps for about ten seconds then stops. then when i turn the dial to "off", it makes a sound like the lens trys to return.

I tried a 6.5 DC adapter with the exact same results.

I took the batteries out for 20 minutes and put them back in with exact same results.. im leaving them out all night tonight though.

I made sure the smart card was placed in correctly.

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Old Oct 20, 2003, 3:12 AM   #2
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As you didn't actually ask a question, don't know what to say beyond:

As of July 31st the repair cost for the 3020 by Olympus America (as you gave no indication of where you live, nor did you fill out your location info when you registered) is minimum $160 and maximum $214 (they don't say if that includes parts, but it probably does). Personally, I'd look for a new camera than try to fix the old one, especially with the improvements since the 3020.

Another alternative is to buy a reconditioned camera from Olympus America, https://emporium.olympus.com/innards...ub_category=22
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Old Oct 20, 2003, 3:20 AM   #3
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Default ok.. if had question for my problem

whats wrong with my camera and how do i fix it without paying a lot of money.

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Old Oct 20, 2003, 3:45 AM   #4
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Could be a number of things including the barrel is jamed (try wobbling it), a broken gear, or maybe a plastic gear is slipping on its metal shaft (assuming there it has a metal shaft). It's not easy to take these cameras apart (just read the text on the person who fixed their C-2100's SDS problem). Here's some pictures of the insides of a C-700 just to show the complexity of the camera (these were of the back and rear circuit board removed...for the lens you may have to attack the camera from the front and that's a lot more difficult):

http://www.pbase.com/ociepka/camera

Only if you're mechanically inclined should you even attempt to do this.

NOTE: the information provided here is informational only of what is involved, and I waive ALL responsibility if you attempt to try repairing your camera using this information.
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Old Oct 20, 2003, 4:18 AM   #5
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Default wow.

More than i expected.

thanks once again,

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