Question about Olympus PEN EPL2 Digital Camera
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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
Posted on Oct 15, 2008
The Xenon flash tube in modern strobes rarely 'burns out'. I would guess that a switch that is activated when the flash pops up is not working properly. More info can be found here: http://forums.steves-digicams.com/olympus-dslr/159660-e-500-built-flash-not-working.html
Posted on Dec 09, 2009
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.
But quotes before bankruptcy..
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Posted on Jun 03, 2010
Testimonial: "Hi Dennis ~ I know it's been 3+ long years since you last replied to my question about my camera's flash problem (hey, life happens - LOL)but I wanted to thank you for taking the time to answer me. I really appreciate it! I haven't taken it in to get fixed yet (mainly b/c of the $$$ issues) - but it still takes great outdoor pics, and it does take really good indoor pics - if there is a lot of natural light. Hopefully some day I'll be able to get it fixed - if I don't sell it first (for a discounted price, of course LOL) Thanks again, Dennis!"
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