EM-1 going in for service. Can I avoid the setting wipe?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by johnvanatta, May 20, 2015.

  1. johnvanatta

    johnvanatta Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 5, 2014
    Oakland, CA
    My EM-1 is unfortunately going to have to go back for service, the rear dial is getting too flaky. I'm quite confident this isn't a software issue, so does anyone know a way to avoid getting all the settings wiped?

    I'm worried they do it as SOP even if it has no relevance but maybe there's a trick to disable that?
     
  2. listers_nz

    listers_nz Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 22, 2013
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    Simon
    It is somewhat surprising that no-one seems to have implemented backup to, and restore settings from, SD card or even to PC via sync cable. I can backup my phone to my PC, so why not my camera?
     
  3. jaclu

    jaclu Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 17, 2014
    I usually use the low tech approach of writing down all the settings before updates or repairs ;)