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EM5 Mode dial issue - Repair or DIY?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by dpriest, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. dpriest

    dpriest New to Mu-43

    1
    Oct 22, 2013
    Hi,

    Not sure if anyone else has this issue, which has recently affected my EM5.

    Mode dial seems to change selection, without being moved.

    or

    If I flip out the monitor, mode selection changes.



    I'm guessing it's some sort of sensor issue in the dial itself, so thinking that a blast of compressed air might help clean it out (if that's an option with it being weather-sealed?) versus sending in for repair.

    Anyone experienced a similar issue?

    Cheers,

    Darren
     
  2. Al.

    Al. Mu-43 Veteran

    372
    Jul 3, 2010
    Hull, East Yorkshire, UK
    Alan
    A blast of compressed air might blow it off!!
     
  3. martink111

    martink111 Mu-43 Regular

    31
    Oct 31, 2012
    Orange County, CA
    I'm now running into the same issue. Not a deal-breaker, but certainly a nuisance. I wouldn't expect it to be easy to clean since it is weathersealed. It seems to help if you toggle it a few times.
     
  4. HarryS

    HarryS Mu-43 Top Veteran

    919
    Jun 23, 2012
    Midwest, USA
    Yes. When I turn on the EM5 for the first time after it sat overnight, it sometimes flips between A and P mode about every 1 to 2 seconds, If I don't catch this and go into the MENU, it jumps out and displays A or P mode. It stops if I rotate the mode dial a click or two, and it seems good until I put the camera away. I don't recall it restarting during active use of the camera.

    I cannot see a technician, being on the clock and having to meet his quota of fixes. being able to reproduce the problem until it gets worse, and mine started this 8 months out of warranty. .
     
  5. martink111

    martink111 Mu-43 Regular

    31
    Oct 31, 2012
    Orange County, CA
    Re: Mode dial issue

    Try pulling the battery out, switching the mode dial repeatedly around a hundred times or so, then putting the battery back in (I read this on DPR for an identical issue on the E510). Works fine now.

     
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