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Camera Settings!

Hi - I have a problem with my Olympus OMD 5 mark 2. Put the camera on this morning and I cannot alter the ISO (stuck at 200) tried the dial and the back menu (which is blurred out). Other settings are also blurred out
Have I pressed something I shouldn't? Urgent help required I'm photographing a wedding tomorrow and need to alter settings!!
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Re: Camera Settings!

I would reset the camera - can you reach the reset/myset menu?

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Re: Camera Settings!

Before the action of last resort, would it be worth extracting the battery and leaving it out for an interval of time (10 minutes should do)?
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Re: Camera Settings!

Err... its not on iAuto is it? Can you get the SCP up and change it from there?
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Re: Camera Settings!

What I meant to say: instead of resetting the camera and reverting to basic 'out of my he box' settings, take out the battery and after a sensible period of time to let any stored charge to decay, insert and try if order is restored. Failing that, it's a general reset. Failing that it could be a holiday... for the camera.
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Re: Camera Settings!

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If the normal reset can't be accessed, 24hrs with no battery is the recommended period to restore to factory status.

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I would certainly hope that won't cause it to reset to factory settings! - otherwise a flat battery would lose all your settings.
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Re: Camera Settings!

I would expect non-volatile memory for camera settings, such as E^2 ROM.
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Re: Camera Settings!

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All the advice states the camera has an inbuilt power source ( besides the battery ) to maintain settings etc. If the camera is left without a battery for 24 hrs or more, this source depletes and the camera will be re-set at factory condition. If it didn't have in internal power supply, you would lose settings, date time etc. every time you changed a battery.

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Not with E^2, should get 10 years minimum, by which time the camera would be so obsolete to qualify as a museum piece.
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Re: Camera Settings!

Let's take a calm and logical look at this. Which mode is the camera in (main dial - PASM, iAuto, etc.). Does that shutter fire when you try to take pictures? Is the lens firmly seated in the lens mount (twist to make sure it's locked in place).

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Re: Camera Settings!

Hello, by the way and welcome to the Forum.

Good luck with the wedding.

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Re: Camera Settings!

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Hang on ! 10 years for what ?

See this http://advancedphoto.com/what-my-dig...other-battery/ Just a simple explanation but there are many more technical ones around.

And this: http://www.ayton.id.au/wiki/doku.php...ympusem5_reset ( Note the 24 hour comment )

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Ten years plus refers to the charge retention in the EEPROM (just one example, there are other semiconductor solutions). Meaning power can be removed and the semiconductor will 'memorise' the 'state', either on or off, so that when power to the circuit is re-established, the item of equipment will do what it was 'programmed' to do.
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Re: Camera Settings!

Lin - Which way is the 1/2 Lever on the back of the thing pointing?? I have found it's quite easy for it to flip when you take the camera in/out of a bag. Then suddenly you get a whole new set of settings. Try switching it to the opposite of where it is at the moment. Who knows, I come form Barcelona.
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Re: Camera Settings!

So what happen? any fix?
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