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Re: LCD screen

Hi Steve does this apply to Canon Nikon and the other manufacturers.
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Re: LCD screen

There's only a few ways of communicating and transferring power through a rotating interface, the same limitations apply irrespective of the badge on the camera / device.
Power has to be transferred plus signals; the signals will most likely be a serial interface to minimise the number of pathways. Signals could be electro optic if the light path are possible with twists and turns, but more likely to be cables or printed flexi circuits. Slip rings are expensive to construct if high reliability is required.
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Re: LCD screen

Tom - First of all the M5 Mk11 is definitely fit for purpose... Then phone Alan, or whoever answers, and ask the question,mentioning you have heard of the issue before.Luton Camera Repair Services Ltd.
49, Guildford Street, Luton, Bed's. LU12NJ
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Tom - First of all the M5 Mk11 is definitely fit for purpose... Then phone Alan, or whoever answers, and ask the question,mentioning you have heard of the issue before.Luton Camera Repair Services Ltd.
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Re: LCD screen

It is under warranty.


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If it's under warranty there should be no problem for you. Simply return it for repair.



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TOM, This happened to me 3 weeks into a world tour... Terrible and weird. Couldn't even know if the camera was taking shots. Fortunately a travelling companion swapped my Card into her camera and confirmed it was still taking stuff - so for the next 3 months I was shooting like Film - Never knowing what was to come out.
FEAR NOT - Unfortunately the Body has to be returned the those great folk in Luton. The screen will be replaced and returned with an accompanying Info Sheet explaining exactly which way to twist and turn the Screen back into position on the back of the camera. A point NOT made in the original Manual. (I was not charged for the repair, which suggests it is not that rare a problem).
Let me know how you get on
May I ask if you have received the info sheet and, if so, exactly what are the instructions?
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Re: LCD screen

Hi Keith, Can't find the bit of paper but is was more detailed than that on P16 of the Manual.
Tom, had I known it was under warranty I would have suggested as the Heatingman.
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Re: LCD screen

Surely there are stops to prevent you twisting or turning it wrongly. If not then there should be!
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Re: LCD screen

There are on my Pen-F and there were on my E-620. One would hope that nobody tried to defeat them! I've always felt the tilting screen on my E-M5 felt more flimsy though. So far I've not had any trouble with any of them.
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Re: LCD screen

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Please will you publish the info sheet so we all can be aware of what is wrong abnd right
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Re: LCD screen

Derek - please see my response above to Keith 369.

Generally to all - there seems to be some sense of amazement that this event happened, or is even possible

Believe me it did. I was snapping the Taj Mahal in Jan 2016. I remember taking some shots of ceilings where using the fold out screen is very helpful. In the evening I usually do a quick check using the screen. Nothing - black - zilch. Oh Dear, I thought....
Cut a long story short, as already mentioned, a companion traveller checked my card and obviously the camera was still taking photo's. Fortunate as this happened on the 3rd week of a 4 month trip...
Because I wasn't going to be able to return the Body to Oly (it was under warranty), until May, I emailed them to give them the heads up. They were fine.

In May the camera was repaired at no cost. NOW if it was thought that the problem was due to 'Operator Error', rather than a 'known issue', then I wonder what the outcome would have been.

Anyway all's well that ends well. Hope the OP gets his problem sorted out in the same way.
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Re: LCD screen

I have sent it to the repair centre under warranty. I can't understand why I have to pay to send their faulty back for repair. any way I do hope that this second problem with this camera is the last.
I do love the camera and hope that this is the end of the story.
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I have sent it to the repair centre under warranty. I can't understand why I have to pay to send their faulty back for repair. any way I do hope that this second problem with this camera is the last.
I do love the camera and hope that this is the end of the story.
Thank you everyone for all of your interest and help.
Thanks for the update. Hope it all works out well for you.

Could I ask, if you get instructions for how to operate the screen, would you (and I'm sure you would do anyway) let us all know exactly what it says.

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