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Old Feb 23, 2005, 11:58 AM   #1
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Hi,
I own a Olympus Stylus 300 Digital camera for about 20 months and for the past couple of days I'm experiencing a weird problem.

When I turn on the camera (either by pressing the "Quick View" button or by opening the shutter cover), the camera would not respond for about 5 seconds. Afterwhich, both the green and orange lights (next to the viewfinder) start flashing with a beep sound for about 10 seconds and then it would turn off on its own. While the lights are flashing, neither the lens moves out, nor the LCD display turns on.

I tried replacing the battery with a good (working) one (that I got from my friend's identical camera that works) and still the problem persists. I went to the extent of replacing my friend's camera with my battery and his camera works fine.

I was worndering did anyone experience this problem. If so, can you please give me some troubleshoot guideliness and/or solution to workaround this problem.

Appreciate your help in this regard.

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Old Feb 23, 2005, 1:03 PM   #2
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I suggest that you also try swapping out the xD memory card, it could be bad. If this isn't the problem then it is going to require a trip to Olympus Service.
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Old Feb 23, 2005, 1:38 PM   #3
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Steve: Thanks for your reply. I've already tried swapping the XD card (a brand new one from Olympus) and still the problem persists.

The only thing I can think of was that I carried my camera in a durable camera pouch but it was exposed to extreme cold (18 dgrees Fahrenheit) for an hour or two (while in the pouch) before I started experiencing this problem. I'm not sure if that might have caused this problem given the fact that this is supposed to be all-weather proof.

In an early occassion (about 3-4 months ago), I used it on top of Mount Washington (at about 0-5 degrees Fahrenheit) without any problem and was able to used it for 3-4 months.




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Steve: Thanks for your reply. I've already tried swapping the XD card (a brand new one from Olympus) and still the problem persists.

The only thing I can think of was that I carried my camera in a durable camera pouch but it was exposed to extreme cold (18 dgrees Fahrenheit) for an hour or two (while in the pouch) before I started experiencing this problem. I'm not sure if that might have caused this problem given the fact that this is supposed to be all-weather proof.

In an early occassion (about 3-4 months ago), I used it on top of Mount Washington (at about 0-5 degrees Fahrenheit) without any problem and was able to used it for 3-4 months.




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Steve: Thanks for your reply. I've already tried swapping the XD card (a brand new one from Olympus) and still the problem persists.

The only thing I can think of was that I carried my camera in a durable camera pouch but it was exposed to extreme cold (18 dgrees Fahrenheit) for an hour or two (while in the pouch) before I started experiencing this problem. I'm not sure if that might have caused this problem given the fact that this is supposed to be all-weather proof.

In an early occassion (about 3-4 months ago), I used it on top of Mount Washington (at about 0-5 degrees Fahrenheit) without any problem and was able to used it for 3-4 months.




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Old Mar 29, 2005, 12:17 AM   #6
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Forever, I have the same problem with my 300. It's the mechanism under the sliding cover that is not making a good contact. Try putting alittle pressure on the cover when you slide it back into the on position to confirm. My unit is 15 months old. I'm currently in the process of sending it back to Olympus for repair. Thesliding cover is easy to remove as I found out butbe very careful. I'm curious to know if this is a common problem. Hope this helps before you send it back. Mike
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Old Apr 16, 2005, 4:09 AM   #7
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hey , ive recently had a problem with my Stylus 300 aswell. When i slide the front to take photos, the lens does not come out...:evil: but you can still open the "qucik view" option... HELP PLEASE
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Old Apr 17, 2005, 5:24 PM   #8
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Hi,

I am having a similar problem that everyone else here seems to be having. I have had my Olympus for about 17 months, and it has worked fine, but recently, when i slide the cover to turn it on, nothing happens. The quick view button still turns it on, but I cannot take pictures. Anyone have and theories, should i try taking the slide off? Any help is greatly appreciated, thanx.
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Old Apr 28, 2005, 5:49 PM   #9
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If you can get at the cover switch , apply some DEOXIT to the contacts. (note: this comes in a spray, you need only the tiny-ist amount on the contacts. If you can apply it with a lintless applicator such as a VCR head cleaner shammy type applicator so there is no spray or over spray then that's best. (eg, Don't make a mess & get this stuff all over the lens or in the camera mechanism - although it probably wont actually hurt anything - you'd be better off applying a solid drop via a syringe vs attempting a spray)
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Old Jun 5, 2005, 9:09 AM   #10
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Hi guys, I am facing the same trouble with my Stylus 300. Battery and Memory card are OK, I only got those 2 lights lightning as soon as I put the battery inside the camera, or set the camera on either view mode or camera mode.
So far, it has nothing to do with cold temperature, and I was wondering if one of you has finally managed to get rid of the trouble and, most important question, how ???? It seems to be a common problem with this camera, and I was wondering if Olympus get an appropriate answer, and at what cost.
Thanks for your support, I do not feel anymore alone in the world...
Best regards

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