So after about 17 months and much disappointment I found out that my camera could have been fixed in about five minutes. The geek squad at Best Buy did a hard reset (that was free) and sent the healthy little snapper on his way.
Olympus Stylus Tough 6020
Back in business and just in time for the blog! I am a photo-holic so it has been hard to go without for so long, but that is a problem no more.
Special thanks to Micah for taking this precious piece for repair... you are going to reget it now