Broken EM10

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by XEV11, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. XEV11

    XEV11 New to Mu-43

    Aug 19, 2014
    I just bought an EM10 and was enjoying using it on my trip. A couple hours ago i tried using it and it stopped working. When i turn it on, the plastic curtain goes up and down rapidly a few times and either remains closed or opened. The screen, buttons, and menus are unresponsive. The screen lights up a dull beige/grey. Nothing works. Ive removed the battery, lens, sd card. I would return it or go to a repair shop but im traveling in Europe and dont have any of that available where i am.

    Any one have any ideas on what i can do to be able to use the camera for the remainder of my trip? thanks
  2. campbellcj

    campbellcj Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 30, 2012
    This same exact thing happened to my E-M1 recently. It's out for warranty service now.
  3. randyspan

    randyspan Mu-43 Veteran

    May 24, 2014
    New Hampshire, USA
    Randy Spann
    Same thing happened to my E-M10 - had to send in for repairs. This happened in the first week!
  4. sammykhalifa

    sammykhalifa Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 22, 2012
    Pittsburgh PA
    This sounds familiar.

    Have you tried putting in a different battery?
  5. campbellcj

    campbellcj Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 30, 2012
  6. vloher

    vloher New to Mu-43

    Apr 1, 2014
    Apex, NC
    Vic Loher
    Similar thing happened to my EM-10. It's at Olympus now awaiting repairs. I wonder if this is becoming a common problem.