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E-P5 intermittent rear wheel

Anyone else have this issue?
Internet search suggests it's not quite as common as the EM1, just wondering whether it is rare on the E-P5.
Camera is only 6 months old, and as I have 2 year's warranty remaining, I might wait a while for it to develop into a 'hard' fault, one that will be instantly recognised when it goes in for repair. I've read of one or two EM1's being returned from Olympus in the same condition, suggesting the service didn't quite pick up on the intermittency.
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Re: E-P5 intermittent rear wheel

My EM1 and EM5 have both had holidays in Portugal to have this fixed. I've never had a problem with the E1/3/5 though.
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Re: E-P5 intermittent rear wheel

It looks like either a) not many EP5 users on the forum, b) I'm one a 'select' few who are unfortunate enough to be effected or c) there are other who suffer as well, but they are more 'priest-like' than me!
I have had enough already, I'm missing shots whilst I attempting to adjust the aperture, so off with it to the Portugal repair centre.
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Re: E-P5 intermittent rear wheel

My E-P5 has gone today for a second journey to Portugal. The rear wheel was OK after 1st repair but :
1/ The view finder did not work any more
2/ After a few weeks on holidays (5000 shots ...) the rear wheel began to malfunction again and returned to be intermittent ...
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Re: E-P5 intermittent rear wheel

That doesn't sound promising
Let's hope Olympus take note and shape themselves.
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Re: E-P5 intermittent rear wheel

Some E-M1 users with rear wheel misbehaviour reported "fixing it" by spinning it repeatedly left and right. I'm guessing it's a problem with contacts getting tarnished and a bit of grinding like this might well improve it.
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Re: E-P5 intermittent rear wheel

If it's electrical contacts, I would expect gold plate to prevent oxidation. Copper is a no-no of course, even silver oxidises fairly rapidly.
Given it's an indexed wheel that moves in discrete steps, I suspect it's not a simple slip ring system - but I'm guessing of course.
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Re: E-P5 intermittent rear wheel

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It looks like either a) not many EP5 users on the forum, b) I'm one a 'select' few who are unfortunate enough to be effected or c) there are other who suffer as well, but they are more 'priest-like' than me!
I have had enough already, I'm missing shots whilst I attempting to adjust the aperture, so off with it to the Portugal repair centre.
Hi Steve- did you get this issue sorted ?
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Hi Steve- did you get this issue sorted ?
Hi Cath - yes, my E-P5 went back to Olympus in Portugal for rectification. Worked fine after repair, and still does.
I think it was down to a bad batch of control wheel sub-assemblies affecting the E-P5 and the EM-1. Anyway, Olympus replaced the top plate containing the main controls. I have the rectification paper-work from Olympus stating what they did. Good for them.
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Hi Cath - yes, my E-P5 went back to Olympus in Portugal for rectification. Worked fine after repair, and still does.
I think it was down to a bad batch of control wheel sub-assemblies affecting the E-P5 and the EM-1. Anyway, Olympus replaced the top plate containing the main controls. I have the rectification paper-work from Olympus stating what they did. Good for them.
Great to know Thanks for the update Steve !
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