Olympus SP-800UZ

Very off topic but this post might help another Olympus SP-800UZ Digital Camera owner thinking they have fried their camera and contemplate $$$ repairs or replacement.

I went to plug the USB cable into the camera to lift images… the end that fits into the camera “should” only fit one way, but if you don’t look, and had too much vegemite on your toast, it will quite easily slide in – the wrong way up. What happens if it goes in the wrong way up? I was booting up the PC at the time and Windows said there was a USB overload and was shutting down in 15 seconds, which it did.

So I pulled the cable out of the camera and realised I’d put it in the wrong way up, duh, put it in the right way and tried… no communication with the PC, no life in the camera. Tried another (working) USB port (in case I’d fried the USB port itself), no go. I left it for a few minutes thinking heat may prevent it from working, no go. At this point I think I’ve fried my camera and will never be able to charge it or remove images from it again. It turned on ok, but the USB connection was not gonna happen.

How to fix it? Remove the battery, give it a couple of minutes, replace the battery and all should be dandy.

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We did NOT vote for one world government. The fact is "Politicians" work for a corporation, NOT The Will of the People, as they are supposed to under our Constitution.

Where is the Governor General? MIA over citizenship chaos and abuse of our Constitution. The Governor General is SUPPOSED to be looking out for The People to ensure all laws created by the "government" are in the best interests of The People, and in accordance with the Constitution. The Parliament has abused the Constitution, yet the Governor General is MIA - why? Because he has no power under the corporation. Australia is run by a corporation, of which the Governor General is useless to The People who are supposed to be protected by our Constitution.
For more information, please research the Lima Declaration and the unlawful changing of the Constitution by the Whitlam government in 1973, or visit Facebook groups #UNexit,
Get Us Out of the United Nations or
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