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Old Jun 28, 2005, 10:34 AM   #1
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Right i've done something to me dad's digital camera and dunno what but i need help!

Its a Olympus Camedia Digital Camera D-575 ZOOM (well thats what it says on the front) and I was just looking at the photos when the screen went off and these two lights (one red and one green!) were flashing at the top then it went off.

Well it's one of those ones with a slide-y front and it won't let me close it.

Do you know how I can do that?!

HELP!!!!!!!
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Old Jun 28, 2005, 10:43 AM   #2
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Hi Claire.

Typically two flashes lights (they are called LEDs) can mean dead batteries. If you cannot close the camera then it is probably that. If the camera shipped with alkaline batteries they are probably dead. These are only meant as starter batteries and will only yield you a few shots. Try another set of batteries and you may want to consider purchasing rechargeable batteries.

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Old Jun 28, 2005, 10:45 AM   #3
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Well, I supposed you already tried to remove the battery? And the memory card? And after that power on the camera once again.

If this does not work you should seriously consider taking the camera to repair.

Well, good luck






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Old Jun 28, 2005, 10:49 AM   #4
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That hasn't worked!

Me and technology don't go, I really should leave well alone.

Is that the only reason it could be though?
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Old Jun 28, 2005, 10:51 AM   #5
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Hey - it has nothing to do with you and electronics. These products are produced very fast and in really high numbers, so everything can and will happen to some.

Consider the repair or get a new one if you can afford that.


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What do you mean and after that power on again?
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Old Jun 28, 2005, 10:54 AM   #7
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Put the batteries (new ones i.e.) back in and power on. The same with the memory card. One at a time...

It's worth a try if you havent done it already.

(I had the same mal-function with a Nikon camera some years ago and it worked!).

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Old Jun 28, 2005, 10:56 AM   #8
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There isn't a power on button cos the power goes on when you slide the front and it goes off when you slide it back.
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ok, try - gently - to slide the door, while you close the battery compartment. Sometimes instant power-up will "shock" electronics but you have to do something active at the same time.


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Unfortunately that hasn't worked. Ah well I just gotta hope he's had this problem before!
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