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Re: Anyone else got this with their EM-5?

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Actually, I wasn't too serious about the 'no glue' bit, but I know how I've mangaged to smear it when I particularly tried not to.

The trick is not to try to apply glue directly from the tube to the camera (I would be in grave danger of completely smothering the camera) but apply in minute quantities using the tip of a cocktail stick or something similar.

Any volunteres to try ths first?
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Re: Anyone else got this with their EM-5?

No - I think I'll leave well alone and see whether Olympus come up with a fix: don't want to do anything that might invalidate the guarantee, and I'm not concerned the crack will get worse terribly quickly. However, it does seem to be a common issue, so hopefully they'll come up with a plan soonish.

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Re: Anyone else got this with their EM-5?

To get an idea of the scale of the problem could everybody inspect their own cracks, please.
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Re: Anyone else got this with their EM-5?

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The trick is not to try to apply glue directly from the tube to the camera (I would be in grave danger of completely smothering the camera) but apply in minute quantities using the tip of a cocktail stick or something similar.

Any volunteres to try ths first?
And remember which end to hold & don't swap ends by mistake.

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To get an idea of the scale of the problem could everybody inspect their own cracks, please.
No! Not that crack!
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Re: Anyone else got this with their EM-5?

This shot shows just how thin the edge of the LCD frame is (viewed from the back) which may indicate that it is manufactured in some sort of metal - magnesium?



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Re: Anyone else got this with their EM-5?

This takes me back thirty years and having to repair an OM4 with super glue. Having one of the first OM4's to arrive in the UK I got to beta test the camera for Olympus. After that I vowed never to be a early adopter again.
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Re: Anyone else got this with their EM-5?

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To get an idea of the scale of the problem could everybody inspect their own cracks, please.
Reminiscent of the conversation between two astronomers.

"Can you see Uranus?"
"Yes, but it makes my eyes water."

Sorry. I've already got my coat.

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Reminiscent of the conversation between two astronomers.

"Can you see Uranus?"
"Yes, but it makes my eyes water."

Sorry. I've already got my coat.

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That's OK, John, I did set the stage for this type of wise-crack.

Ooops, done it again!
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Re: Anyone else got this with their EM-5?

Has anyone had a response from Olympus regarding this as I would like to know if they will repair/replace my screen under warranty but if they are getting many back there will be a delay...I also wonder if when we register a camera under warrantywhy they dont email the buyer to get them to check andto be up front an honest about such problems. IE do a recall like car manufacturers do.
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Re: Anyone else got this with their EM-5?

Car makers do recalls for safety reasons.

On an unrelated note, I've just got a new hammer. How do I stop the head getting marked when I'm pounding nails in with it.
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Re: Anyone else got this with their EM-5?

Not come across this yet but if anyone would like their checked, out feel free to send it in to me at the southend address below and I will deal with it

Please please put you name and address with it in the box - you will not believe how many people don't

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Re: Anyone else got this with their EM-5?

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Car makers do recalls for safety reasons.

On an unrelated note, I've just got a new hammer. How do I stop the head getting marked when I'm pounding nails in with it.
That is indeed completely unrelated.
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Re: Anyone else got this with their EM-5?

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Not come across this yet but if anyone would like their checked, out feel free to send it in to me at the southend address below and I will deal with it

Please please put you name and address with it in the box - you will not believe how many people don't

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Thanks Mark. Who's going to be first. The thing is, I like my E-M5 so much I don't want to be without it. If it turns out to be a sructural defect which will eventually lead to failure then I guess it will have to go back at some point. If it's just cosmetic and unlikely to spread I can live with it.
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Re: Anyone else got this with their EM-5?

not on mine but its a classic place for stress cracking if the screw is overtightened in assembly
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Re: Anyone else got this with their EM-5?

Mine is crack-less. I think it was one of the first in the country. Maybe this has some bearing on the build quality?
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