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Stuck Shutter or A Simple Glitch?

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  • HELP! Stuck Shutter or A Simple Glitch?

    Hi all,

    An unexpected problem with my E-PM1. This morning, all of a sudden, my daughter's camera started to shut itself down after successfully taking a photo. It saves the photo, shows it to me for a second on LCD screen, and then goes black and turn itself off. No matter how many times I tried results are the same.

    We've started our vacation a week ago and been using this camera for almost 2 years without a problem. And now, in the middle of holiday, it gives us this challenge. I asked to Google first, and thought it could be stuck shutter, as almost all symptoms fit. Yet, unlike stuck shutter problems, ours takes a successful photo (no black, no overexposure, just normal) and shows the photo to us for a second. Also, I followed several steps, but to no avail: camerarepair.blogspot.co.uk/2009/05/simple-fix-for-stuck-shutter.html

    Hard reset, format, different batteries and SD cards, etc. did not help either. Strange thing it must have happened just couple of hours ago, as we used it yesterday night as well. My daughter really loves her camera and if anyone can save me from buying a new one I'd be grateful.
    Any help will be most appreciated!

    PS. I saw few threads on the same issue in various forums/blogs, yet no one has provided a solution rather than changing the body unfortunately. Also Canon folks has a similar problem (failure to take photo due to battery/power issues), but ours takes photo without a problem.

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    Re: Stuck Shutter or A Simple Glitch?

    You could try cleaning the battery contacts on the battery itself and also within the cameras battery compartment. Also check the battery levels in the camera, just to rule out a faulty charger. Hope you get it sorted.

    Steve
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/smj41/

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      Re: Stuck Shutter or A Simple Glitch?

      Thank Steve. I did try that yet didn't help!

      After a further investigation I believe problem is not caused by stuck shutter but either by misbehaving circuits or by some software glitch. If only I can reinstall the firmware perhaps there is still a chance! Any ideas how to reach system menu (if there is one) or system error logs?

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