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Help with parts EP 2

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by nishendu, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. nishendu

    nishendu Mu-43 Regular

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    I have lost a cable that came with my EP 2. This is the one that can be used to play video on TV and can be used to down load firmware, conect camer to pC to down load picture. I am not sure what that is called. Any help? Looked at olympus web site but I cannot tell from the picture.
     
  2. appling

    appling Mu-43 Rookie

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    Correct me if im wrong, do you mean the usb cables? i believe they are pretty common everywhere
     
  3. nishendu

    nishendu Mu-43 Regular

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    I believe it was one cable tht had both USB and regular cable to watch the video on TV. May be they were just togehter but I narmally down load pictures by attaching the card to my PC.
    I am looking for the cable to down load firmware updates. It seems to be different from normal USB cables for PC.
     
  4. appling

    appling Mu-43 Rookie

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  5. antithetic

    antithetic Mu-43 Regular

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    For firmware updates, I think it's the USB cable. It's a standard mini-USB to USB cable and looks something like this.

    usb-kabel-mini=foto=canon.

    They can be had at other online retailers for much cheaper than direct from Olympus.
     
  6. pdh

    pdh Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    I made this mistake ... a standard mini-USB will NOT fit the Olympus socket -- it is their own proprietary design ... so you either have to buy an original one from Olympus, or get a clone from eBay for under $10
     
  7. antithetic

    antithetic Mu-43 Regular

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    Yikes! Thanks for pointing it out. Time to start taking better care of it.
     
  8. nishendu

    nishendu Mu-43 Regular

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    "I made this mistake ... a standard mini-USB will NOT fit the Olympus socket -- it is their own proprietary design ... so you either have to buy an original one from Olympus, or get a clone from eBay for under $10"
    Pdh, thanks for pointing that out. Now what do I look for on E bay? I tried but I could not find it. Does it have a name or number? I could not find it in accesories either.
    Again I do need this cable to update the firmware which I think resides in the camera and not on the card.
     
  9. mauve

    mauve Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    3rd option : it looks like any olympus compact use the exact same cable. Find a 2nd hand mju tough on the bay ;-) to supplement your ยต4:3 outfit.
     
  10. nishendu

    nishendu Mu-43 Regular

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    I found it on cable realted web sites. Model number is listed on Olympus web site.
     
  11. Brianetta

    Brianetta Mu-43 Veteran

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    Brian Ronald
    There are two cables for that socket on the camera. One is a USB cable, the other is a composite and sound cable.
     
  12. pdh

    pdh Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Let me be clear about what I am specifically referring to:

    There is a cable supplied that has at one end a standard USB plug that will go into any computer with a suitable USB socket, and on the other end has a connector that looks very like a mini-USB connector, but is actually an Olympus proprietary design.

    On the E-Px, there is a socket that looks very like a mini-USB socket, designed to accept the Olympus plug, and is the matching Olympus proprietary design.

    A standard mini-USB plug will NOT fit the camera.

    There's loads of eBay traders selling them, I haven't actually bought one so I can't vouch for their quality, but this is a typical example:

    GENUINE CB-USB6 OLYMPUS USB CABLE FOR E-P1 E-P2 CAMERA on eBay (end time 18-Oct-10 21:58:32 BST)

    As for HDMI cables and suchlike, I have no idea!
     
  13. nishendu

    nishendu Mu-43 Regular

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    Thanks everyone! You guys are inspiring!
     
  14. Brianetta

    Brianetta Mu-43 Veteran

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    pdh, you were clear. (-: I wanted to address this:

    There isn't a cable that does all this. There are two.
     
  15. pdh

    pdh Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Ah yes, Brianetta ... I only had a a vague memory of finding two cables with my E-P2 kit and I couldn't be bothered to dig it all out of the spare room to see!
     
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  16. nishendu

    nishendu Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 21, 2010
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    They were two cables. I had just used a twist to tie them together so I can lose both at the same time.