Sticky EM10 on/off switch--solved; weird and gross but true

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by crossen, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. crossen

    crossen Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 26, 2014
    Ohio
    I have recently found the on/off switich on my EM10 has for some reason become very very difficult to turn back and forth. As the author (well, the emissary) of the nasal sebum solution for very sticky lenses when the user tries to attach them to the EM10 (see the threads on this on the dpreview m4/3 forum) I figured I would try it again for this problem. I applied it with a stylus for an iPhone. Result: it works.The on/off switch now moves much more freely, as it did when the EM10 was new.

    Cossen
     
  2. flamingfish

    flamingfish Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 16, 2012
    Emily
    Another addition to the ever-growing list of useful applications for nose grease!

    (Some non-photographic uses listed here.)
     
  3. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    How to harvest nasal sebum plz?
     
  4. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Ken
    Just run your finger on the outside of your nose. I am sure that you will pick up a bit of oil from your skin. Nose grease worked wonders with scratched negatives when I worked in a lab. Of course we cleaned the negatives afterwards.

    --Ken
     
  5. flamingfish

    flamingfish Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 16, 2012
    Emily
    Note the crucial point here: outside, not inside. Running your finger around the inside of your nose will not yield anything that you'd want to apply to a camera.
     
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  6. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Ken
    :shakehead:

    --Ken
     
  7. Sammyboy

    Sammyboy m43 Pro

    Oct 26, 2010
    Steeler Country
    ... and you may booger-up the switch .....
     
  8. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    Too late!

    I got snot on all my lenses ...
     
  9. crossen

    crossen Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 26, 2014
    Ohio
    Thank you for your classy and helpful answer. Have a nice day.
    Crossen
     
  10. crossen

    crossen Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 26, 2014
    Ohio
    Thanks for an elegant and helpful reply, worthy of a "hall of fame" member. Have a nice day.
    Crossen
     
  11. crossen

    crossen Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 26, 2014
    Ohio
    Very insightful reply. Have a nice day,
    Crossen