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1. press "menu", navigate to the icon of a camera and the number "1"
2. Nav to the option labeled "CUSTOM RESET SETTING" select the option labeled "reset"
3. Press the "OK" button. when prompted, select the option labeled "yes" and press "OK" to confirm your selection.

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Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on Mar 14, 2019


Put camera dial on P - go to Menu - camera 1 tab is highlighted - right arrow over to card setup - down arrow to custom reset setting - right arrow to reset and press ok - you will see reset yes or no - highlight yes and press ok - camera should now be in factory default settings

Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on Feb 25, 2019


so u are saying that ur camera is taking pics perfectly but u r unable to see them on lcd but u can see them on PC is that so then ur LCD is faulty offcourse is there any button to toggle lcd on/off if it doesnt help then my dear get it replaced

but if u can see some signs on lcd like info or something then my friend the problem is bigger than u think it is CCD failure

let me know if i can help u in this more and pls do vote me

Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on Jan 12, 2018


Go into the camera setting and find "reset to default" and select yes.
Make sure you have good batteries too.

Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on Sep 22, 2014


I found this camera available for purchase as brand new for $450. Spending nearly $300 to repair an older version may no be a wise choice. You may find there is a market for the camera in its current non-working condition on eBay.

With that said, to your questions. 1) It will be difficult to diagnose without seeing it, but I have a suspicion in mind.

The viewfinder picture is actually what the lens sees, bounced up via mirror to a prism that projects the image to the viewfinder. If the mirror has become dislodged and is stuck in an odd position, the image would not be projected in the viewfinder. You can see the mirror when you remove the lens from the body. The mirror should be centered in the opening but at about a 45 degree angle. If it is loose or otherwise in the wrong place, this could be the problem. If the mirror is stuck and preventing the image in the lens from projecting on the sensor (behind the mirror) no capture will be possible. Other than the optics inside the lens and the mirror, there are few parts that could obstruct the image in the lens from reaching the viewfinder. Is the aperture of the lens open? If not, there may not be enough light to see the image in the viewfinder. This would also indicate that the lens is not opening up to let you see, and may not get set to the correct aperture when taking a picture. The camera usually opens the aperture to allow you to have a nice, bright image in the viewfinder. When you press the shutter release, the lens stops down to what the program says (or your manual selection) and the mirror lifts up out of the way, and the shutter fires.

2) Can you fix it? Maybe. Again, without seeing it - its hard to know for sure what the problem is and I don't know your level of skill either.

My suggestion is to bypass the camera shop that "doesn't know what the problem is but will fix it for $270" (how is that even possible??) and deal directly with Olympus USA Service and Support by phone or email to get an estimate / factory trained tech perform the repair.

Good luck!

Olympus EVOLT... | Answered on Jun 12, 2014

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