E-P1 finally kicks the bucket ... sort of.

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by RobWatson, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Couple years of good hard service (and I bought it used) and one too many times the kids dropped it so now the back buttons are non-responsive. Also the mode dial does not work except on power cycle. Still seems to work as it is supposed to put you can imagine the frustration at not being able to use the menu button, etc - even review does not work!

    Symptoms seem to indicate a cable or two have slipped their moorings ... I've not had much luck taking the exterior covers off to reveal the cables but I was fairly gingerly as I did not want to break things. Now I can be a bit more aggressive and see if a DIY repair is possible.

    If anyone has any tips on how to disassemble an E-P1 I'd love to hear!
  2. nuclearboy

    nuclearboy Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 28, 2011
    Ellicott City, MD
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    Let us know how this goes and post some pictures of the surgery if you can.
  3. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Houston, we have a go! All systems fully operational. Just one little cable come loose. Sorry, no pix of the operation.
  4. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Good to hear!
  5. dogs100

    dogs100 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 12, 2011
    N Devon UK
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    Does that mean more sporks ...:eek::thumbup: