Usage tips, Troubleshooting, 41 en – Olympus FE-3000 User Manual

Page 41: Battery, Shutter button, Monitor, Date and time function, Miscellaneous

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Usage Tips

If the camera does not work as intended, or if
an error message is displayed on the screen,
and you are unsure of what to do, refer to the
information below to fi x the problem(s).



“The camera does not work even when
batteries are installed”.

Insert recharged batteries in the correct direction.

“Charging the battery” (p. 10), “Loading the battery
and the xD-Picture Card


(sold separately) into

the camera” (p. 11)

Battery performance may have been reduced
temporarily due to low temperature. Take the
batteries out of the camera, and warm them by
putting them in your pocket for a while.

Card/Internal memory

“An error message is displayed”.

“Error message” (p. 42)

Shutter button

“No picture is taken when the shutter
button is pressed”.

Cancel sleep mode.
To save battery power, the camera automatically
goes into sleep mode and the monitor turns off
if there is no operation for 3 minutes when the
camera is turned on. No picture is taken even if
the shutter button is fully pressed in this mode.
Operate the zoom buttons or other buttons to
restore the camera from sleep mode before
taking a picture. If the camera is left for another
12 minutes, it automatically turns off. Press the
n button to turn the camera on.

Press the

K button to set a shooting mode.

Wait until

#(fl ash charge) stops blinking before

taking pictures.


“Diffi cult to see”.



may have occurred. Turn off the

power, and wait for the camera body to become
acclimated to the surrounding temperature and dry
out before taking pictures.


Dew drops can form in the camera when it is

suddenly taken from a cold location into a warm,
humid room.

“Vertical lines appear on the screen”.

This condition may occur when the camera is
pointed at an extremely bright subject under a
clear sky and so on. The lines do not appear,
however, in the fi nal image.

“The light is caught in the picture”.

Shooting with fl ash in dark situations results in
an image with many fl ash refl ections on dust in
the air.

Date and time function

“Date and time settings return to the
default setting”.

If the batteries are removed and left out of the
camera for about a day


, the date and time

settings return to the default setting, and must
be reset.


The time until the date and time settings return

to the default setting varies depending on how
long the batteries have been loaded.

“Setting the date and time” (p. 13)


“The camera makes a noise when taking

The camera may activate the lens and make a
noise even if no operation is performed. This
is because the camera automatically performs
actions of auto focus as far as it is ready to shoot.

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