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PLEASE HELP! My E-600 may have died?!?!

I know I should have upgraded long time ago. Trust me if I had the money, I would have already.

I was out at the playground this afternoon and have been shooting away all fine. When it was time to go home, packed up the kids, put the camera back to the bag. It didn't have any bumps or anything. Got home, now I'm trying to transfer the images but the LCD has gone completely black. None of the buttons work. I can only set shutter speed. No auto focus, no menu button, nothing. I can press the shutter and sounds like it's doing its thing but the LDC is black, there's no picture whatsoever. I got the battery out and put it on the charger to see if gets full what happens. I've changed lenses, the same nothing. Please don't tell me that it's died because I've got to shoot some folio boxes tomorrow.

Has anyone experienced anything like that? Is there anything I can do to try to reset the camera or bring it back to life? It does turn on but there's no LCD and none of the buttons work and the AF is hunting.

Thanks ever so much!!
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Re: PLEASE HELP! My E-600 may have died?!?!

I can’t speak for the earlier models (although I did own a 520 and a 620 back in the day), but a standard recommendation for ‘funny’ behaviour in the recent OMDs is to do a battery-out reset.

I.e. turn on and allow to settle, then take out the battery without switching off, wait a few seconds, then replace the battery with the camera still switched on. Wait for it to settle, then switch off.

Cross fingers, and switch on again.

Good luck.
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Re: PLEASE HELP! My E-600 may have died?!?!

Thanks so much, but it didn't work I've charged the battery as well, but nothing.

I tried a reset as per this: https://www.flickr.com/groups/865627...7624463598516/
Didn't work either The funny thing is that it tells me that the card door is open on the LCD and displays all the info about the reset yet nothing happens.

Once the AF is locked then I can't change it at all.
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Re: PLEASE HELP! My E-600 may have died?!?!

Sorry to hear this, it doesn't sound good. Can anyone else suggest a possible solution?
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Re: PLEASE HELP! My E-600 may have died?!?!

The only other cause of intermittent bizarre behaviour I’ve experienced came from contaminated electrical connectors between lens and body, so I suppose it might be worth checking there’s no contamination or corrosion there.

Otherwise I think it might be bad news: I see you’re in Jersey and I’ve got no idea on local repairers there. Anyone within reach of Luton Cameras should take it in to have a chat because they’ve got masses of experience with the 5 and 6 series.
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Re: PLEASE HELP! My E-600 may have died?!?!

Thank you so much guys. No luck however. I don't understand the whole thing. I switched it off like normal and I wanted to download the images that's when the whole thing started. I didn't take the lens off just took it out of the bag when I got home and left it in the table. A couple hours later the whole thing just went black. I've never had any issues with it until now 😭
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Re: PLEASE HELP! My E-600 may have died?!?!

To add a bit to Mark's comment - Luton Camera Repairs are very helpful as well as being vastly experienced. I have found them to be rather hit-and-miss with email, but several times they have been very friendly and helpful on the phone.

I hope you manage to revive it OK.

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Re: PLEASE HELP! My E-600 may have died?!?!

I would also make sure the CF card is not causing any issues too. Take it out & try the camera.
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Re: PLEASE HELP! My E-600 may have died?!?!

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I would also make sure the CF card is not causing any issues too. Take it out & try the camera.
Yes, good thought. Try a fresh card and another reset.
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