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LCD Screen has gone blank

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Imjinman, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. Imjinman

    Imjinman Mu-43 Regular

    54
    Sep 22, 2011
    Sydney
    Hi

    I have had an EM1 for a couple of years and I the LCD screen has just gone blank ie stays black. The EVF works fine.

    Have I inadvertently changed a setting (if so where) or is it knackered and off for repair? It hasn't worked since I used it in the wild Sydney storms. I put the camera under the tap to wash off the saltwater spray and pulled opened up the LCD plate- shouldn't I have done that when giving it a rinse?

    Fortunately I work around the corner from Olympus service centre....

    Thanks

    BC
     
  2. Growltiger

    Growltiger Mu-43 Top Veteran

    648
    Mar 26, 2014
    UK
    Perhaps you turned it off?
    Press the button just to the left of the eyepiece. Did that make it come on?
    And you can hold that button down and change it back to auto to make it automatic.
     
  3. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    It does sound like the water has damaged the display & thankfully you are nearby to Olympus Service which you will need to do, unless it is just the EVF switch. I hope it goes well. I'd have to drive an hour to get there but that's still better than most others.
    This is the last time I was there.
    S5085133-adj-s.
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2016
  4. Gary5

    Gary5 Mu-43 Veteran

    310
    Jan 15, 2014
    Try removing the battery and/or card.
     
  5. Imjinman

    Imjinman Mu-43 Regular

    54
    Sep 22, 2011
    Sydney
    Tried all those to no avail- thank you. Looks like a trip to olympus in the morning...
     
  6. Imjinman

    Imjinman Mu-43 Regular

    54
    Sep 22, 2011
    Sydney
    great service from oly Australia. Thank you. Back in 2 days after agreeing quote and helped me with cost even though 7 mths over warranty

    Sent from my SGP611 using Tapatalk
     
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  7. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 3, 2014
    Sell it to @thegimprider@thegimprider he is looking for a digital camera without a LCD
     
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  8. Imjinman

    Imjinman Mu-43 Regular

    54
    Sep 22, 2011
    Sydney
    Eh? Oly Australia fixed it. I was thanking them

    Sent from my SGP611 using Tapatalk
     
  9. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 3, 2014
    Oh ok.
     
  10. NoSeconds

    NoSeconds Mu-43 All-Pro


    I was going to say, sounds like an $18000 Leica firmware update... :rofl:
     
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