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Olympus PEN EPL2 flash won't latch

The popup flash on my Olympus PEN EPL2 will no longer latch in the down position so it is permanently popped up. It looks like there is a spring-loaded catch in the bottom of the body recess that is stuck in the down position. The spring-loaded release slider on the back of the body operates normally (but perhaps a bit looser than in the past) and the flash still functions. I can send it to Olympus for repair, but I'd be grateful if anyone knows a simple fix to get the catch working again to save me the trouble and expense.

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reset the camera through the menu.... put the camera in P mode, menu, right over to card setup, down to custom reset, right arrow, ok, up arrow to yes, ok

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Try to dismantle it and fix the shutter yourself before paying for repair.

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If the lens is stuck out, that either means impact or it got squished and messed up the lens mechanism. You can have that repaired.

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Sounds like the main circuit board has got problems. If its under warranty use the manufacturer. But if not a camear store should be able to provide a quote. I admit that the repair will be about 150-180 because of the time involved in replacing the board and possibly the flash unit.
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