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E1 dial willnot engage anything but P mode even when moved to A,S.or M modes

When I rotate the mode dial say to A,S or M modes the viewfinder shows that the camera is in P or Ps mode. I have held down the stop button and tried rotating the dial to and fro to see if it will engage to no avail. I have removed the battery for 24 hours to see if the camera would reset and I also did a physical reset again with no result.

Can you suggest a way to fix the problem please.

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  • jabes Nov 02, 2008

    The battery isn't new but in good condition and holds its charge--I don't believe this is the answer to my problem.
    No matter which Mode I try to engage ONLY P or Ps shows in the viewfinder I cannot engage A,S,or M by rotating the wheel. any other suggestions plse.

  • jabes Nov 02, 2008

    I have had 2 opinions but none from an Olympus expert. I cannot get my E1 mode dial to engage anything but P or Ps modes even when I move the dial to A,S,or M.. What other suggestions do you have to rectify his problem.

  • jabes Nov 02, 2008

    I have tried Reset,removed the battery for more than 24 hours, rotated the dial back and forth while holding down the lock button--all to no avail. Are there anymore suggestions out there to suggest a fix to this problem.

  • jabes Nov 02, 2008

    The last "expert" to offer advice didn't read my last post---I have tried with the battery out of the camera for 24 hr. plus wiggled the knob back & forth plus done reset but to no avail.The camera seems to be locked in 'P' mode. rotating the button will not engage A,S.or M modes.

  • jabes Nov 02, 2008

    There must be someone out there with a solution to this problem-I appreciate the other suggestions BUT I want something concrete to say what is wrong and if it is absolutely necessary to send the camera for repair or is there an easy fix.
    when moving mode dial camera willonly engage P mode if it is moved to A,S, or M it still only indicates P---canyou help please.

  • jabes Nov 02, 2008

    I have tried all the suggestions offered but no luck--it would seem at this stage the only answer would come from knowing how to remove the mode dial so as I could inspect the problem further and see if there is someway to realign it so as it engages the other modes when it is rotated---can anybody advise how I would go about removing the mode dialor where I can locate a service manual for the E1--it can't be "rocket science" surely!

  • jabes Nov 02, 2008

    Please read my previous posts and see if you can solve my problem

  • jabes Nov 03, 2008

    I think these can be the only alternatives also.

    Thanks for your input.
    John.

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Either the contacts in the dial are gone which would call for a servicing or replacement of the dial/circuitry, or you need to get the firmware updated, which you can do from the Olympus site.

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See the manual of your camera how reset it how it work see in a manual if problem occer then go in nearest service center of your camera

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Hi,

I have been following your concern with interest. From all indications, it would seem that the camera is locked in P (Program) mode. Battery removal, manual reset, hard reset, menu reset has negative results. In most other electronic devices, this could be indicative of a failed firmware. Might it be that your concern would be addressed with a flash or firmware update? Just a thought. Perhaps, you can reference the pages here and here.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

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Try this :

While holding down FLASH MODE Button together with RECORD MODE Button, move MAIN DIAL OR SUB DIAL button until the control panel shows -|--0.

Hope it helps.

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  • voidzzz Nov 02, 2008

    After the control panel shows -|--0 don't forget to release both button (Flash Mode and Record Mode).

  • voidzzz Nov 02, 2008

    I was suggesting how to reset you camera to default settings. I didn't see any of your post stating you're doing reset with the way i show you my friend.

    To properly reset your camera just do my suggestion above. Please note that your control panel should show -|--0 which means it will be restored to factory settings (no brute rotation please).

    There are 5 settings that can be reset by your camera which is 0 to 4 in control panel. 0 for factory settings, 1-4 for custom settings.

    If it doesn't solve your problem, just ignore it. There will be Olympus expert in fixya that will help you for sure.

    Thank you.


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Try a local camera repair or you can get a free estimate from advancecamera
www.advancecamera.com/repair


If your camera is still covered by warranty you wont have to pay for the repairs you should contact your dealer.
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Take off the battery for a while ( at least 4 hours) this will automatically reset your camera. it is possible that you got a system malfunction on the unit. you may need to this to disengaged such setting made.

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TRy to reset the camera to its default settings from the MENU , there should be a option there to reset camera to default....

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This kind of problems occurs when the flex cabl of the zoom part goes bad

zoom part its the major optical part of the camera.

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Is the battery new or old.if old replace the battery and then check.

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