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24-Aug-2010, 03:11 PM #1
Olympus FE-190 - dropped it!
Hi, My daughter has just dropped my Olympus FE-190, it was turned on and that lense was out, it will not go back in properly. When I turn if on it just moves in and out a little and then turns itself off.

Any ideas??

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24-Aug-2010, 05:53 PM #2
It's broken...

All kidding aside...

Just my opinion but it's only a $200.00 camera. It will most likely cost more in the end to repair than to replace.
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24-Aug-2010, 09:50 PM #3
just move on to a new one
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25-Aug-2010, 07:32 AM #4
Ok, Thanks for replying!
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25-Aug-2010, 09:12 AM #5
Guys like me will try to wiggle the lens and see if we can snap it back onto its tracks, but that is almost always a losing proposition.

You could also call the Olympus service center to see if they will give you a flat rate estimate for repair. However, my experience with Olympus is that they want to see the camera before issuing an estimate. I would guess about $120, and they probably just give you a refurb.

Next time, buy the shock proof and water proof Olympus. It can be dropped from moderate distances and also dunked.
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