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Advice needed to un-Stuck Shutter on OLY E-M5 Camera


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Argh - not good. Obvious comment, but it's stuck for a reason. I guess you've already tried the usual "reboot" - switching it off and on. If that doesn't clear it, I'd have thought something mechanical has gone wrong and that, to me, indicates a repair job. Bummer.

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thinking it should go for repair... Could try turning the camera on, no lens. 

give the camera a good knock with your palm of your other hand to the base. See if it releases. not super hard but a good few knocks. What could it hurt at this point. but sending in seems sound advice. 

 

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I have an EM-1 mk1 where the shutter stuck from time to time.

Yes, some gentle knock on the body most of the time unstuck the shutter.

I now usually use only the silent mode (that use only electronic shutter) on that body. But not flash compatible.
This is acceptable as this is not my main body.

I had a previous EM-1 mk1 with same issue, and I had to send it to repair for another reason, and after that shutter issue was fix and never happen again.

This seems to be a common issue with Oly bodies 😞 

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I once read in a forum that this is/was a frequent issue with the shutter on the E-PL3. Apparently, a hearty whack on your knee (or two) could get those back into operation. Unfortunately I can't find that thread anymore. I never tried it myself, obviously this is not exactly the kind of treatment that the Olympus manual suggests and I would not try this as the new "power-on routine". I guess getting it repaired is the most reliable solution, but the "whacking" might save you when you're on a trip?

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