Olympus UK Customer Service said:I can confirm that we have a fixed price for repairs. The cost to repair an E-P2, no matter how minor or major the problem(s) are the total cost will be £173.31. The camera will then be covered by a 6 month repair warranty which will run alongside your original manufacturers warranty.
This is what Olympus UK customer service have to say, which might be of interest to others in the UK who may have problems in the future with their E-P2 that can't be attended to under warranty.
As I say, this is a lump of money and I'm almost tempted to try the battery back in to see if I've been lucky ... on the other hand doing that might cause further irreparable harm ... I think I have to bite the bullet ... ugh