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E-1 Hard Reset / Stuck in P Mode

Hello, does anyone know the button press sequence for a hard reset, via the hidden menus in an E-1 please? (not just the one from the top plate with the reset buttons.)
The E-300, E-3, E-5 method doesn't seem to work

On a recent discussion on here, I commented that I'd bought a spare one in case my original started playing up.
Well I dug out my E-1 for a bit of nostalgia and a stroll round Buxton, but it seems to be stuck on P mode, even though the PASM dial seems to work OK
It seems My memory is playing up as well as the camera; looks like I intended to buy a cheap spare, but never got round to it; either that or the workshop pixies have taken to hiding cameras as well as my tools.
CEX sell them cheaply enough, @ £50 but none in stock of course.

Googling hasn't turned up anything, other than other users with the same problem.
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Re: E-1 Hard Reset / Stuck in P Mode

You say the dial seems to work, except it is stuck in P mode? My E30 used to occasionally show something different to the dial setting & so I'd rotate it several times to clean the contact surface to get it to respond correctly to the Mod Dial setting. Maybe you can try that?
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Re: E-1 Hard Reset / Stuck in P Mode

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You say the dial seems to work, except it is stuck in P mode? My E30 used to occasionally show something different to the dial setting & so I'd rotate it several times to clean the contact surface to get it to respond correctly to the Mod Dial setting. Maybe you can try that?
Yep, tried that, but thanks anyway.
Being weather sealed, it's also a bit awkward to add IPA or switch cleaner.
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Re: E-1 Hard Reset / Stuck in P Mode

Some info here in various posts and down the page...

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/26143830
https://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/E1/E1A8.HTM

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Re: E-1 Hard Reset / Stuck in P Mode

Thanks Mark, tried those before posting here; the external re-set button combination doesn't cure the problem.
Certainly from the E300 on, you can access a hidden service menu and re-set function, but I don't know if there is one on the E-1
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Re: E-1 Hard Reset / Stuck in P Mode

Ho, hum.
Sounds like it might have reached the end of its useful life and a replacement may be in order (although taking out the battery and waiting 6 months for the internal one to lose charge would presumably be worth trying under those circs).

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Ho, hum.
Sounds like it might have reached the end of its useful life and a replacement may be in order (although taking out the battery and waiting 6 months for the internal one to lose charge would presumably be worth trying under those circs).

That's what seemed to cause the problem in the first place.
Still works otherwise, just only in P/Ps mode
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Re: E-1 Hard Reset / Stuck in P Mode



I suppose it's always worth mentioning the standard response to any apparently-insoluble digital Olympus problem, which is to ring Luton Cameras & discuss it.
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