An issue which was first identified and discussed in our forums back in November, many Olympus OM-D E-M5 cameras have developeed tiny cracks at the bottom bezel of the rear LCD. Olympus has issued a service advisory related to this issue, and you can find the full details in the attached PDF file. Here are the salient points: Olympus has determined that some E-M5 cameras have developed a small crack on the LCD monitor cover. The cause of the defect is inconsistent tightening of screws during the assembly process and inadequate strength of the monitor cover material. This defect does not affect the operation of the camera, or the dust-proof or splash-proof performance of the product, nor does the defect cause or increase the chances of causing any personal injury or property damage. The defect is of a purely aesthetic nature. However, early evaluation is recommended since very tiny cracks may develop into larger cracks of greater aesthetic significance. Affected Serial Number Range*: Black BEJ501001~BEJ504916; Silver BF3501001~BF3503164 Beginning February 26, 2013 and ending February 25, 2014, free repair is being offered to customers in Europe and the United States as well as Japan. The repair includes the addition of a washer to more evenly distribute the pressure applied by the monitor cover screws. *There are already reports of affected bodies outside of the range said to be affected.