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Old Oct 30, 2002, 4:13 PM   #1
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Default 'Card cover open' error message

Has anyone ever encountered a message which says: "Card cover open" ?

My camera has just recently started to give me this blue screen (on the lcd screen) with that message. It can happen upon bootup, or even after I've been taking shots. The fact is, the card door IS closed and obviously the card has been inserted correctly.

I've repeatedly tried changing cards, inserting and reinserting a card, opening and closing the card cover door. I've also tried different batteries and on and on.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old Oct 30, 2002, 5:02 PM   #2
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What is the model of your camera? How old is the camera?
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Old Oct 30, 2002, 6:33 PM   #3
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Hi, it's an Olympus C2100 UZ and it's about a year old.

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Old Oct 30, 2002, 9:44 PM   #4
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The door that covers the card has an arm extension that goes into the camera body. If you look in the hole that the arm goes in, you see a micro switch. I left the card door open and the press the switch to clear the error "card door open". If you press the switch on your C2100 and the warning clears then your door arm may need to be replaced. If the error is continuing by pressing the switch then the switch needs to be replaced. Either way you will need to have the camera repaired.
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Old Oct 30, 2002, 11:09 PM   #5
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Thank you so much for replying to my message. I'm looking into theat switch. I have just tried using an old 16 meg card which seems to work fine. Maybe my 128 meg card is too thin and not making as good a contact as the 16 -now I'm really in the confused. But I'll keep doing the detective work.

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Old Oct 30, 2002, 11:29 PM   #6
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Place the good 16mb card over the 128 mb card and make sure they are the same. If the 128mb is only a fraction larger than the 16mb card, it will keep the door from closing and activating the switch.
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Old Nov 1, 2002, 6:21 PM   #7
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Hi gibsonpd3620,
Thanks for the help. Ya, I think you're right about the little arm that pushes on the card (on the door).

I DID put the 128 meg card on top of the good 16meg one. They seem to be exactly the same size, so it must be that little arm.

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Old Nov 1, 2002, 6:45 PM   #8
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Your welcome. Hope you can fix the problem.
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Old Sep 19, 2006, 3:45 PM   #9
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Hello, I have a Olympus Fe-140 and am gettting a similiar error.
I know why the error is caused, its a simple concept. but the problem is I've tried activating the switch manually but i cant get it to remove the error.
Normally one would just push down on the switch, but that doesnt seem to activate it.

If anyone has any clue as to why the switch doesnt seem very switchlike please reply with info on how to activate it.

(closing the door by itself doesnt remove the error)

~Guy trying to fix a camera

P.S> The attached file is a zoom of the Micro switch
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Old Oct 12, 2006, 5:06 AM   #10
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Hello,

I have an olympus fe-140 and i think i broke that micro switch u talking about sp i get the "card cover open" message even though everything is in place. Anyone has a clue about how easyit is to replace that micro switch and what the cost is?

thanx
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