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  • Rubber grip falling off!

    Just returned from holiday and find that the grip has started to peel off near the remote control socket...

    I suppose the best way to fix it is to get it done under warranty?

    How long do things like this take?
    I didn’t get where I am today....

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    Re: Rubber grip falling off!

    Fortnight or so.

    Only going on having a lens serviced, and not under warranty.

    I found Olympus repair people to be communicative and honest!
    Mark Johnson

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    • #3
      Re: Rubber grip falling off!

      It shouldn't take too long under warranty. I am not sure but I think DavyG might have had a similar problem so he should be able to give you a better idea. It is rather disappointing that Olympus haven't resolved this long-term issue with the new model. I hope there won't be other problems such as the failing rear dial and strap lugs of the Mark 1.

      Ron

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      • #4
        Re: Rubber grip falling off!

        Originally posted by Walti View Post
        Just returned from holiday and find that the grip has started to peel off near the remote control socket...

        I suppose the best way to fix it is to get it done under warranty?

        How long do things like this take?
        Hi Walti,

        As Ron mentioned, I had the same problem however, Olympus dealt with it efficiently under warranty.

        Sadly, unless you've taken out a Pro Service Advanced or Eite package, you'll have to arrange the delivery of the camera to Olympus, this isn't a problem but it's disappointing when compared to the service provided for the E-M1.

        I think the total turnaround time for my repair was circa fourteen days.

        On a positive note, the repaired rubber grip is still solidly in place.

        I hope this helps.

        Dave

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        • #5
          Re: Rubber grip falling off!

          I'm not sure I want to be without it for 14 days!

          Mrs Walti's MKi will have to be commandeered...
          I didn’t get where I am today....

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          • #6
            Re: Rubber grip falling off!

            Good opportunity to carry out a realistic comparison...........
            Mark Johnson

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            • #7
              Re: Rubber grip falling off!

              Yes, one of our local camera club members has had to send theirs back to have a peeling grip fixed.

              Others with a long Olympus history might remember this used to happen with the OM1...
              Regards,
              Mark

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              Assorted legacy lenses, plus a Fuji X70 & a Sony A7S.

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              • #8
                Re: Rubber grip falling off!

                Originally posted by drmarkf View Post
                Yes, one of our local camera club members has had to send theirs back to have a peeling grip fixed.

                Others with a long Olympus history might remember this used to happen with the OM1...
                It's the image that's important, not the tools used to make it.

                David M's Photoblog

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                • #9
                  Re: Rubber grip falling off!

                  Crikey O'Reilly.
                  That's not generally a problem we have to face too often in the UK...
                  Regards,
                  Mark

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                  Too much Oly gear.
                  Panasonic GM5, 12-32, 12-35, 15. Laowa 7.5.
                  Assorted legacy lenses, plus a Fuji X70 & a Sony A7S.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Rubber grip falling off!

                    Originally posted by drmarkf View Post
                    Crikey O'Reilly.
                    That's not generally a problem we have to face too often in the UK...
                    Not an uncommon temperature in Saskatchewan in the winter, especially if you like shooting around dusk and dawn. And the best gloves for the temperature aren't always the best for handling equipment.
                    It's the image that's important, not the tools used to make it.

                    David M's Photoblog

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                    • #11
                      Re: Rubber grip falling off!

                      Originally posted by Johnheatingman
                      I've always found Evo-Stik to work wonders on peeling plastic/rubber grips. Even in the OM1n days

                      John
                      I had to look that one up & the first link came up as The Evo-Stik League.
                      Ross
                      I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
                      Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ross-the-fiddler/
                      Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
                      Lenses: M.ZD7-14mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens, MC-14, MC-20, M.ZD45mm f1.8, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
                      Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
                      Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).

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                      • #12
                        Re: Rubber grip falling off!

                        I seem to remember a reference to camera repair techs using Pliobond but I don't know how available it is outside North America.
                        It's the image that's important, not the tools used to make it.

                        David M's Photoblog

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                        • #13
                          Re: Rubber grip falling off!

                          Repaired my sons X-Box controller grip with Locktite Superglue.

                          Evo Stick was too thick, superglue works well on very smooth surfaces and "zero" gap.
                          Graham

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                          • #14
                            too easy to remove.

                            Ron

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                            • #15
                              Re: Rubber grip falling off!

                              Originally posted by Graham_of_Rainham View Post
                              Repaired my sons X-Box controller grip with Locktite Superglue.

                              Evo Stick was too thick, superglue works well on very smooth surfaces and "zero" gap.
                              Loctite also make Power Flex which is a gel superglue, but with a some flexibility.
                              Ross
                              I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
                              Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ross-the-fiddler/
                              Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
                              Lenses: M.ZD7-14mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens, MC-14, MC-20, M.ZD45mm f1.8, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
                              Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
                              Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).

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