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I have an olympus 1010 and it will not power on even with a

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I have an olympus 1010 and it will not power on even with a fully charged batery. When it is plugged into a pc the pc interface menu screen displays fine and the memory card is fully functional. The display is working because it comes on for a few seconds with blank date and time screen for a few seconds then goes black again. I have tried both fully charged original and fully charged replacement battery.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

If the Olympus 1010 will not turn on, then it may be in Protect mode, due to a damaged lens.
Sometimes just a grain of sand in the lens mechanism can cause this. Try cleaning around the lens with a soft brush, or use compressed air to help dislodge any stuck particles.
If that doesn't work then the camera will need to be sent for professional internal cleaning and repair.