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Old 30th November 2017
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Battery grip HLD7 problem

The battery grip on my E-M1 the HLD7 stopped working correctly. The battery was not powering the camera and the controls were not working correctly.
I checked the contacts were clean etc they were OK
I charged the battery and the swapped it to the body it was OK
The shutter button did work.
The control wheels did not work.

I looked up the Oly cost for repair 53
I looked at second hand one 50.

Then I was fiddling with it considering dismantling it to find the problem and I noticed two of the connector pins were were not prodruding tfrom the body of the grip.
I feared they were broken decided to take a look.

I took the top plate off and they popped up I put the top plate back on and now my grip works again.
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Re: Battery grip HLD7 problem

Cleaning those pins with some isopropyl alcohol might have been good, but good to know how this happened & was easy to rectify.

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