A few months ago I had purchased two EP 1's, one was used (about 2500 for the shutter count), and the other was purchased new in box with the 17mm 2.8. My initial reasoning for purchasing them was to keep one of the bodies and both of the lenses and to sell the other body. I decided against it since I wasn't really finding a market out there for an EP 1 so I gifted it to my dad. At this point I had been using the used one quite frequently but kept the new one in the box (minus the lens of course), so when I began to set up he camera for him to use it I had discovered that it wasn't actually taking any photographs. Every time it would attempt to write an image it would always end up black. I tried to shoot a video clip and it functions perfectly fine in that respect but as soon as I press the shutter and try to review the images they all end up blank. So far I've tried different lenses and sd cards, both of which had no impact whatsoever, which is why i'm thinking the issue my be shutter related. The shutter count currently reads 259 and the damage count shows up zero so im unsure what exactly the problem might be (my attempts at googling the problem came up with nothing useful) so im at a loss for what to do next. My reasoning for posting this is to see if anyone else has had this sort of problem and how they went about fixing it. This was purchased as a new camera from an electronics recycle shop about 2 months ago via amazon so I might try my luck and see if they can do anything about it but I doubt that would be the case. The only other option I can think is to attempt to go through Olympus and see if they would even recognize a warranty for an unused camera from 2009. I don't really want to go out searching for a replacement, I know the kind of quality this little Pen can produce and it would seem like such a waste of a (nearly) perfectly good camera, so any and all help would be much appreciated.