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Dropped my Stylus-9000

weybrew 1 1 United States
1 Nov 2017 12:44PM
I have dropped my Stylus-9000 while it was ON. Now it is OFF but still has the lens extended. I see no other external damage. When I press ON, I hear it trying to move the lens stack but failing that it shuts down. Can this be repaired? Is there a DIY fix? Would it be cost prohibitive?

Both of my local camera shops have stopped on-site repair service. Suggestions for repair company?.

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shagnasty 12 45
1 Nov 2017 1:21PM
Suggestion 1 - try taking the battery out and then seeing if the lens can be coaxed gently back into its home position. If that doesn't work then
Suggestion 2 - Contact Olympus at 3500 Corporate Parkway, PO Box 610, Center Valley PA 18034-0610 USA tel 484 896 5000. They should be able to guide you to a local repair shop

Hope this helps
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1 Nov 2017 4:15PM
weybrew 1 1 United States
1 Nov 2017 5:40PM
Thanks for your reply, shagnasty. Tried your first suggestion without success. Have contacted Olympus and they no longer repair this model but did refer me to a repair center.
1 Nov 2017 8:44PM
Of no help whatsoever....but a couple of years back I dropped my Canon G9 from about a metre onto a carpeted floor...result was lens refused to retract...Canon quoted a three figure sum to repair...

Went on E-bay, and maybe I was lucky, but I picked up a G9 in better nick than mine was, all the usual bits to go with it, plus two lenses and a leather case...for less than Canon's original repair quote...

My point being, that in today's "throw away" society, sadly, maybe we're forced to consider such daft options....

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