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Old 11th September 2012
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Overheating?

Hello,

I was out over the weekend taking some pictures, and my E-410 started misbehaving. It started adding what I can best describe as pink flaring to some of my pictures.

I am guessing that it was down to the incredible heat in the sports hall I was in, but I would like some advice on this. I can't post pictures yet, but I am hoping as this thread progresses I will be able to.

Any advice, is this to be expected?

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Re: Overheating?

Hello Gayle, welcome to the forum.

As you were in a sports hall, is it possible that you are getting lens flare from some lights which are out of shot? Flare happens when stray light enters the lens and bounces around inside and some of it finds its way to the sensor. Lens hoods help a lot, but are never perfect. I haven't experienced or read about any similar problems caused by heat. Condensation can be a problem sometimes but it doesn't sound like it here.

If you keep responding to the greetings you will soon have enough posts to be able to show us some examples

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Re: Overheating?



heres the example
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Re: Overheating?

I also got it outside

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Re: Overheating?

Gayle - are you using live view? I can't see your pictures at work btu have heard that this can make the sensor misbehave
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Re: Overheating?

No live view, I need to take fast photos, and live view would be pure guesswork on when the shutter was going to go.
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Re: Overheating?

That's not flare, that's something VERY peculiar happening with the sensor! Do you shoot raw, or just JPEG? If the latter it may be some problem in the JPEG conversions. If the raw files are similar it looks like something more fundamental.

Not good news, sorry. I've never seen anything like this before, except when it's done deliberately.

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Re: Overheating?

I tried both raw and jpeg, and it happened on both. When I left it a while it was fine, then did it again under heavy use in the hot hall, then when I got home again to wonderfully cold Glasgow it hasn't happened so far..
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Re: Overheating?

That does make it look like something is going doolally with the hardware when it gets warm.

I'd suggest contacting either Olympus service or Luton Camera Repairs and describing the problem to them. Luton are certainly very helpful, I can't speak for Olympus service from experience but others have given good reports. Luton's website is at http://www.lutoncameras.co.uk/ and they are official Oly repair agents. The guy I spoke to when I picked up a repaired lens from them is a fully paid-up Oly nut as well!

Good luck, I hope it isn't terminal.

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Re: Overheating?

Thanks, I'll give it a go
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Re: Overheating?

I see you used 'manual white balance'. Does the problem occur if you use 'auto white balance'?

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Re: Overheating?

Yeah, tried awb too. Plus its doing it again in freezing cold scotland. Think its in serious trouble....
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Re: Overheating?

Hmm, yes its doesn't sound good - but I wonder where the problem really lies?

If it was mine I'd do a reset and or leave the battery out for a few days, and then see how it goes.

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Re: Overheating?

I agree. It looks ominous already so trying a reset can't really do any real harm.
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Re: Overheating?

I tried a hard reset last night, no luck. Guess I am waiting for the guys at luton cameras to get back to me.
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