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Power switch is loose, not making good contact

It seems that the power switch on my e-500 is loose, or otherwise not making good contact. The camera turns on and functions normally only after pressure is applied to the mode dial, directly over the power switch. Anyone ever hear of this before, or have any idea how to service this?? Any help is much appreciated, and if you have any info please send a copy to Thanks! -David

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E 500 - not very old- Warranty job I should imagine I first instance contact Olympus Tech Support You may have to return to Oly or the seller.

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