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Olympus FE-190 - dropped it!

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by gigglybug, Aug 24, 2010.

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  1. gigglybug

    gigglybug Thread Starter

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    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??

    Thanks
     
  2. wowzer

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    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.
     
  3. 2000wolf

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    just move on to a new one
     
  4. gigglybug

    gigglybug Thread Starter

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    Ok, Thanks for replying!(y)
     
  5. antimoth

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    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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