Olympus Stylus 400 defect - anyone else?
I am writing to see if I get any other posts about a defect that my Stylus 400 had.
My camera began to experience a problem with what I thought was the shutter/lens cover. When I would slide open the cover to take a picture, 80% of the time the lens would retract and the camera would power down. Eventually, my camera quit working altogether.
The repair bill was $169 and I was furious b/c I pd. $400 for the thing and only used it a yr. and a half! I decided to see what used ones were selling for on eBay and the third item I viewed - the seller was selling her Stylus 400 b/c she was having the same problem. Then, while reading posts on this site, another guy is having what sounds like this problem.
This leads me to believe this camera series has a defect that I feel needs to be recalled and made right. It could be the reason Olympus came out with a 410 series. I thought this interesting when no other Stylus has a _10 series(?).
Please respond to let me know. I want Olympus to be aware of their error.
One more thing, I bought Olympus b/c of their name, but now I realize that they don't even make the top 10 when I read reviews online about digital camera. Very disappointing. I will buy a Canon - they've treated me well in the past.
Olympus lens cover problem
Not surprisingly, I have the same problem with my mju-300 Olympus camera. The cover slider has a design problem that makes the lenses hide at a slight touch of the cover. When I tried to fix the screws that guide the slider, the lenses retracted and they never came out any more.
Reparation costs are, in my case, up to 40% of a new (and better) camera price. And I guess Olympus knows this, because new models do not include the sliding cover.
Anyway, fixing it on my own appears not to be complicated, since the reason for the lenses not to come out must be some sensor indicating the cover is not open, although it really is; but, before I try to do it, has anyone tried before?
olympus stylus 400 lens cover problem
I have had the exact same problem with my stylus 400. The camera has had very, very little use and the lens will not extend. I was told by Olympus it would cost about $250.00 to fix. I now have a $550.00 piece of junk. What a sham on the part of Olympus. They are now in the process of destroying their brand image by refusing to help any of us that have been defrauded in my opinion.
Originally Posted by abassitt
Olympus Sliding Lens Covers
I have old Olympus C50= zoom. which has the usual slide lens cover.
After much use the lower guide rail became so worn that the locating pin ( a very small screw) on the cover would pop out and then shut off the camera.
It may be that this system is used on various cameras of Olympus.
However, all is not lost and it is not rocket science to repair it. I used a very thin sliver of aluminum (from a beer can) cemented in the guide rail with super glue.The idea is to repair the groove in which make the sliding pin move correctly again.
I do not know if your problem is similar but its worth a try, and my repair has lasted for over 1 year without problem.
Hope this may help.