Blue spots on EM1 viewfinder

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by 350duser, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. 350duser

    350duser Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 26, 2012
    Brisbane, QLD
    Noticed 3 blue spots on my viewfinder this morning.
    Persisted despite changing lenses.
    Not on the sensor as they do not come up on the pictures or LCD screen.

    Need to send to Olympus Australia for repair!!!
    2 months into ownership of the camera!!!!

    Hope this is a one off!!!
  2. dav1dz

    dav1dz Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 6, 2012
    Try to remap pixels first.
  3. 350duser

    350duser Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 26, 2012
    Brisbane, QLD
    Thanks dav1dz.
    Tried that and did not chnage the spots!

    Any other suggestions anyone?
  4. JimUSNY

    JimUSNY Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 5, 2013
    Mid Hudson Valley NY
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    if its in the evf remap wont help... needs a new vf, happened on my em5 also, only mine was green splotches
  5. fortwodriver

    fortwodriver Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 15, 2013
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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    Sounds to me like the LCD panel somehow bent or torqued inside the "hump" causing a breach in the display layers.

    Very odd but it can happen.
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  6. jeffg53

    jeffg53 Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 22, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
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    Jeff Grant
    My spots were yellowish, dozens of them. Same as you, in viewfinder only. I took it back and Olympus replaced the camera. Bummer of a problem on a new camera but Olympus did the right thing. Makes me glad that I bought it in Oz.
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