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My E-PL2 does not take photos! Factory default?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by pieq314, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. pieq314

    pieq314 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Feb 17, 2012
    Hi All,

    After my colleague used my E-PL2 for some time, it no longer takes still photos (he used its video functions).

    The LCD still displays previous photos, and still displays the live view. But if I press the shutter button, I hear the shutter sound, and the screen tries to display something but immediately turns black, and the camera freezes. I can turn the power off and then on, but the new photo was not taken.

    See the following photo of how the LCD is displaying:

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    Notice the video symbol circled in red. I suspect that the camera is somehow stuck in video mode.

    So I suspect if I can do a reset back to factory default, the camera will be OK again.

    So my question is: how do I reset it to factory default?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    You know what that means right...




















    NEW CAMERA TIME!!!!!:yahoo:

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  3. pieq314

    pieq314 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Feb 17, 2012
    LOL, I still hope it can be revived to take more still photos, especially when the video part still works.
     
  4. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    I have no idea, but I'm sure someone will let you know real soon.

    Welcome to the forum BTW :)
     
  5. pieq314

    pieq314 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Feb 17, 2012
    Thanks!

    Let's pray that person shows up really quickly.
     
  6. mclarenf3

    mclarenf3 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 23, 2010
    Canada
    Might be a really stupid assumption, but what is the position of the mode dial?
     
  7. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Menu => Camera 1 => Reset / Myset => All

    Or... take out the battery and leave it out for long enough, but I don't remember how long it takes to work.
     
  8. pieq314

    pieq314 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Feb 17, 2012
    I tried different modes, and none of the still photo mode works.

    Ironically, in video mode (with the dial pointed at the video camera), it does take a photo and saves to the card. The camera still freezes though. But after turning off and on, it can display the photo.
     
  9. pieq314

    pieq314 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Feb 17, 2012
    Strange, the reset menu item is disabled.

    I am taking the battery out now.
     
  10. pieq314

    pieq314 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Feb 17, 2012
  11. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 24, 2011
    Viera, Florida USA
    Steve
    That's exactly what mine did... needed a new shutter. Check the error or "D" code.
     
  12. Allan Ostling

    Allan Ostling Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jan 24, 2010
    Phoenix, Arizona
    The card might be full. Try putting in a new card and see if that helps.
     
  13. pieq314

    pieq314 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Feb 17, 2012
    Sounds like it will need a trip back to Olympus.
     
  14. pieq314

    pieq314 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Feb 17, 2012
    The card was not full, and I have tried a different card as well.
     
  15. robertk328

    robertk328 Going on a prime spree!

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    Feb 11, 2012
    Northern Virginia
    Robert
    My EPL2 displays that all the time too - just how much estimated time you have for video from that spot, and the number below is how much image capacity estimated.
     
  16. pieq314

    pieq314 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Feb 17, 2012
    Is it possible to get rid of that symbol?
     
  17. robertk328

    robertk328 Going on a prime spree!

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    Feb 11, 2012
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    Robert
    Not sure. Haven't read the manual :)
     
  18. pieq314

    pieq314 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Feb 17, 2012
    Thanks for the reply. Well, if it is not the problem, it is OK to leave it there.
     
  19. robertk328

    robertk328 Going on a prime spree!

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    Feb 11, 2012
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    Robert
    Nope just "FYI"