E-PL3, dropped, shutter lock, SOLVED!

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Ceso, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. Ceso

    Ceso New to Mu-43

    Dec 30, 2011
    today I accidentally dropped my Olympus PEN E-PL3 from 40cm when turned on.
    When I powered the camera on and took a photo, it froze, powered off with shutter locked in closed position, visible when lens removed.
    Turning it ON again and again camera allowed to took one photo after it automatically shut down

    In service menu there were 8807 and 8903 error codes.

    I've disassembled the rear cover and after some fiddling I found that the cable connecting shutter mechanism with the main circuit was loose (see attached photo).
    After reconnecting it all was back to normal.

    I am hopping my solution will be useful to somebody.

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