Re: Olympus C-2500L Zoom Trouble
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> "Bill Zinn" <email@example.com> wrote in message
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> > We have had an Olympus C-2500L for about two years now and generally
> > like the camera. However, in recent weeks an annoying problem has
> > surfaced. Sometimes when I turn the camera on, I can't always get the
> > zoom control to work. It is totally dead. Sometimes opening and
> > closing the mem. card door, gets it started. Sometime you have to
> > turn the camera off and on again. Or sometimes if you take a shot,
> > then the zoom control will begin to function. This is not a problem
> > with low batteries - happens even with freshly-charged sets. Also, it
> > is not related to temperature as the camera is always stored and used
> > inside.
> > Does this model allow firmware upgrades by owners? Otherwise, I guess
> > we're going to have to send it out for repair. We are getting a new
> > digital Rebel for our dept, but another dept. wants to use this
> > C-2500L.
> Have you tried duplicating the problem while the camera is attached to the
> AC adapter? Perhaps you have a loose contact in the battery compartment.
> You might also try moistening a Q-tip with isopropyl alcohol and cleaning
> the battery contacts to see if corrosion or oxide build-up is responsible
> for the intermittent problem. I don't think the problem resides in the
> memory card door switch, however: I just powered up my C-2500L, opened the
> mem card door and although the camera would not take a picture or focus, the
> zoom mechanism worked just fine.
> Frankly, with what Olympus charges for out-of-warranty repair, you'd be
> better off buying a replacement on ebay, if you must have a C-2500L.
> And, no, the C-2500L doesn't have user-upgradeable firmware, I'm sorry to
> say. I wish it did!
I checked the contacts and they look good. We didn't get the optional
AC cord, so I can't test that. I see in the manual that there is a
lithium battery. I'm going to bring in my tester to check the voltage
on that. Maybe that is the problem. The problem is spoadic -
sometimes it is there and sometimes not.
Thanks for your ideas!
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