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Question E-3 HELP - it's Brand New & DEAD

Just received a new E-3 and it's locked up. Nothing works, except lens reacts to switch on & off.

Mirror is in the up position and shutter is closed.

Changed battery, Changed Card, Changed Lens, left it switched off with no battery in it. Still Nothing

Just emailed the company for a full refund.

This week I also got hit with a TAX return and a Parking Ticket

So if anyone can tell me that I simply press U,U,L,R,L,R,D,D and it all works again, I'd appreciate it.
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Re: E-3 HELP - it's Brand New & DEAD

Sorry to hear your probs. Are all the menus visible on the LCD?

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Re: E-3 HELP - it's Brand New & DEAD

Sorry to hear that.When its turned on have you tried a full reset ie pushed the ISO and Exp comp button together.

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Re: E-3 HELP - it's Brand New & DEAD

Right, send the camera to the Inland Revenue in 'full and final settlement', and err well...........

Sorry to hear this, ********** frustrating.

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Re: E-3 HELP - it's Brand New & DEAD

Thanks Guys,

As you can imagin, I've tried everything... and in the best traditions of Monty Python "It has ceased to be"

I have to admit I do rather like the idea of sending it to Revenue & Customs



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Sorry to hear that Graham, I was going suggest a reset but Andym got there before me.
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Re: E-3 HELP - it's Brand New & DEAD

Graham,

I am sorry to hear your story. The camera is dead. My first E3 went into mirror lock up and the symptoms you describe. Although I got a replacement, I also got the repair details. The mirror assembly required rebuild. Mine was one of the first releases in the UK and at the time I put it down to poor build quality. To hear your story horrifies me.
Mind you, the replacement camera also failed in that it went into a full factory reset on its own, several times during a shoot. This time I opted for a repair and was glad I did. I hope all the gremlins have now been laid to rest.

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Re: E-3 HELP - it's Brand New & DEAD

Graham -

Sorry to learn about the problem your new camera has given you.

I hope they sort this out before October. Reading PeterD's comments I wonder if your unit is one of those early ones?

I know you will keep us all informed of the outcome.

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Re: E-3 HELP - it's Brand New & DEAD

Hi All,

The company has agreed to a full refund, so it will be in the post tomorrow.

Once I get it, I shall write the full story...

Thanks for the many messages of support.

On the bright side, my new 70-300 is brilliant. I have never had such a versatile lens.

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