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Screen Problem on E-PM2

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Darthpnoy88, Jul 13, 2014.

  1. Darthpnoy88

    Darthpnoy88 Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 27, 2012
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    I've had this camera since March and recently used it for my nephew's graduation I love the camera and all. I turned it on today I noticed my screen was like this as shown in the picture I've never dropped the camera it's been stored on my small Manfrotto bag for about a week now. I still have the Olympus warranty card on it so I'm hoping they can fix this.

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  2. Benzy

    Benzy Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 18, 2014
    [rant warning] I have to say that olympus seems to have an inordinate amount of issues with their cameras. Many QC/shoddy build reports regarding the em10 and to an extent the em1 on these forums. Easy to dismiss as unrepresentative internet complaints until I ordered an epm2 for myself. The first one had an issue warranting replacement. And the replacement came with a lens that's zoom is notchy and loose. Not worth sending it back. After all olympus kit lenses and the 40-150 are built like cheap toys.

    Sans a massive deal like the $199 epm2, I am staying away from oly.
  3. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Apr 4, 2010
    Odd, almost looks like one of the Oly art-filters.
  4. HarryS

    HarryS Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 23, 2012
    Midwest, USA
    I do not think that's a screen problem, because the text on the sides is still clear. If you take a video, or change to an aspect ratio that uses the whole screen, will the crackle effect then fill the whole screen? Then I think that would be a sensor problem.You could also bring up a review picture and see if that's clear.

    I've had good results with their repair in the past 12 months. Good luck.
  5. MarkRyan

    MarkRyan Instagram: @MRSallee

    May 3, 2013
    Do the photos come out normal?

    Like phigmov said, looks like one of the art filters (Key Line), but your screen indicates you're not using one.
  6. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 14, 2012
    New Mexico
    All my digital Olympus gear has served me well, with nary a problem, though I don't doubt that others are having trouble. I wonder if it is a recent issue.

    I do remember 30 years ago or so, Olympus had problems with the soldering in their OM-2. I had two with the issue before giving up and deciding on another trusty as a faithful hound OM-1 as my backup.

    If it is still under warranty, Olympus will have to take care of it. That's what warranties are for, and if a company tries to weasel out (I'm not saying Oly will; they have always been up front in my dealings with them), why then you raise holy hell and make them honor the warranty.
  7. Darthpnoy88

    Darthpnoy88 Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 27, 2012
    Thank guys I actually called Olympus this morning they told me to just send in and will have a look at it. Actually the pictures are still coming out normal just the screen itself is acting weird.

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  8. Rudy

    Rudy Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 24, 2013
    Oakland, CA
    Before you send it in you should try to reset the camera to factory defaults.
    As others have said, the screen itself is not broken and if the pictures come out fine then the sensor is fine as well.
    Therefore it has to be the image rendering to the screen which is causing this and a reset might fix that.
  9. Darthpnoy88

    Darthpnoy88 Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 27, 2012
    Actually did that as well and pulled the battery but was still the same effect..

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