Promaster UC1 remote & USB Port damage

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by tradesmith45, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. tradesmith45

    tradesmith45 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 13, 2012
    Bought a Promaster remote for my E-M1 & E-M5 about half a year ago when my Velo remote died. Really liked the Promaster because the cable is thin & flexible. Gradually it became intermittent w/ the E-M5. Had to fiddle w/ the connector to get connection. My Hahnel wireless remote would always work. Eventually they both failed. Then the same sequence happened w/ the E-M1.

    Even though the remote function doesn't work, I can still connect the cameras to the USB port on my computer & download files. That implies only a couple of the contacts in the USB port are not working.

    So I'm now looking at almost $370 in repairs from Oly for the 2 cameras.

    Any of you had problems w/ 3rd party remotes, USB connector & your Oly cameras?