OM-D power being finnicky

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Village Idiot, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. Village Idiot

    Village Idiot Mu-43 Regular

    27
    Nov 28, 2011
    I'm having slight issues. Occasionally when my OM-D goes to sleep it won't wake up without recycling the power. Pressing all of the buttons to attempt to bring it bike to life does nothing. The last time I had it out for a restaurant review over an hour from the house and even recycling the power did nothing. Eventually I pulled the battery and replaced it and it worked fine. This is with a fairly new and relatively lightly used camera with a fully charged battery in it most of the times. I thought I was going to be stuck using my iphone.

    Anyone seen this happen before? I can't necessarily send it in to service when it is working because they won't have anything to fix and the is a pretty random problem.
     
  2. newbert

    newbert Mu-43 Veteran

    292
    Jul 22, 2012
    Glens Falls, NY
    My OM-D occassionally doesn't wake up by simply pressing a button. When that happens, I turn the power off then back on and it's good to go again.

    However, once (only once...) even that didn't work. I had to remove the battery and put it back in (the same battery) in order for it to wake up again. Note: That was after shooting a number of high-speed brackets and the battery was pretty warm. This was with the Panny 20/1.7 lens attached.

    I don't consider it to be more than an annoyance.....at this point.
     
  3. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    Does the behavior occur with all lenses? What firmware version are you on?

    DH
     
  4. uci2ci

    uci2ci Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Sam
    Is the 20 1.7 lens attached to it? If so, thats why, its a known problem
     
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  5. Village Idiot

    Village Idiot Mu-43 Regular

    27
    Nov 28, 2011
    This would most likely be it. I only have this lens and the 45 and the 20 stays on the camera most of the time because it's a more usable focal length for me.
     
  6. jnewell

    jnewell Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 23, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Wasn't the now-gone 1.2 firmware supposed to address that problem with the 20/1.7?
     
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