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EM-5 USB download cable

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by peterpix, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. peterpix

    peterpix Mu-43 Veteran

    234
    Feb 8, 2010
    So. Maine
    Peter Randal
    Can't find mine so I can't upgrade. Tried the cheap ones on Ebay but camera does not recognize the computer when attached. Anyone had a spare they want to sell? Loan?
    Thanks
     
  2. Fred2726

    Fred2726 Mu-43 Regular

    31
    Dec 13, 2013
    Audubon, New Jersey
    Fred
    I found one on Amazon pretty cheap.
     
  3. fishtug

    fishtug Mu-43 Regular

    171
    Dec 13, 2013
    London Ontario
    Monty
    I have an EM-5 - I use a card reader and generic cable-
    Works fine and saves wear and tear on the camera-
    Monty
     
  4. jnewell

    jnewell Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 23, 2011
    Boston, MA
    But that won't work for the firmware upgrade. You need a direct connection to the computer.
     
  5. LowriderS10

    LowriderS10 Monkey with a camera.

    May 19, 2013
    Canada
    Are you sure? I'm no expert on this, but I seem to recall an option to load the FW onto a card, then upload it to the camera...though I could be mistaken.
     
  6. M4/3

    M4/3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    713
    Sep 24, 2011
    I got a cheap one on ebay and it worked fine.
     
  7. That is the procedure for virtually every camera manufacturer on earth EXCEPT Olympus :smile:
     
  8. peterpix

    peterpix Mu-43 Veteran

    234
    Feb 8, 2010
    So. Maine
    Peter Randal
    thanks for comments. i did get cheap ones from amazon, but neither worked. get a notice saying "unable to connect."
     
  9. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    You set the camera's mode to 'Storage', correct?
     
  10. jnewell

    jnewell Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 23, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Doesn't work - which is IMHO a very poor choice by Olympus, but that's the (only) way it works with Olympus m4/3 cameras (no idea whether other Olys update by the more conventional method).
     
  11. Ron Evers

    Ron Evers Mu-43 Regular

    In addition, be sure to press the OK button on the camera.