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Camera cleaning/repair UK?

After a sequence of experimental focus screen swaps, and despite my very best efforts, the view through my E400 now has various tiny dust marks, which will drive me mad slowly :-) I have tried my usual method (sable bush and blow) which has served me well in the past, but its not getting any better.

Does anyone have experience of camera/repair or cleaning here in the UK? Any idea what cleaning the viewfinder/screen might cost, and how long they need to keep the camera?

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Re: Camera cleaning/repair UK?

You could try Olympus themselves: http://www.olympus.co.uk/consumer/208_1549.htm

But most servicing by anybody has a minimum charge. When I had my OM1's done by a local shop several years ago it was £67. My last E-1 repair and service was £100.

It's up to you to decide if it's worth paying possibly half of the value of the camera if it's not affecting your pictures.
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Re: Camera cleaning/repair UK?

Hmm, how much to spend, that really is it:

Given a replacement E400 will be cheap these days, and as it doesn't affect the pictures..

Its just that the view through the eyepiece drives me mad :-)

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Re: Camera cleaning/repair UK?

You can buy replacenemt focus screens.

I have purchased two from Luton cameras. They were proper olympus screens. (I have on here as a spare)

They cost me less that 20.
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Re: Camera cleaning/repair UK?

Update time.

I have a problem with my camera, which I am trying to get sorted out, but I discussed getting Olympus cameras cleaned/serviced with Olympus.

I asked: "if the camera develops dust problems or any other fault, can it be sent back in to be cleaned/repaired. I was told that as long as it was under two years old and if you had a shop invoice with the warrantee card, then they would probably fix it for you"

You may be able to send the camera in FOC (except for shipping)
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Re: Camera cleaning/repair UK?

That is potentially good news :-)

I just checked and my E4000 is just over 1 year old. Doh!

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Re: Camera cleaning/repair UK?

IF it is a UK model, then it may have a two year warrantee.

Dont bother calling them today...Their office is closed for some reason.
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