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Re: [OM] Sorry to post an on topic OM 4 question, but . . .

Subject: Re: [OM] Sorry to post an on topic OM 4 question, but . . .
From: Bart Wientjes via olympus <olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2017 16:15:30 +0200
Cc: Bart Wientjes <bartjew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi Bill,
Have you tried turning the speed dial to the red "B" or "60"? This should
get the mirror down with no batteries installed. Don't forget to push the
little lock button.
Bart

On 11 October 2017 at 15:56, Bill Barber via olympus <
olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> My OM 4 (new circuit) has been sitting a while with no batteries.
> Yesterday, I was trying to search out the bodies that had 2 screens into
>  which I had John scribe grid lines. The mirror in the OM4 was in the up
> position (apparently I must have released the shutter without batteries at
> some time in the past.) No problem. Upon insertion of new batteries, I
> heard a few little electrical sounds, as is not uncommon and nothing
> happened. Can't cock the shutter, can't release the shutter, can't do a
> battery check and mirror remains up. Question 1- What the heck is going on?
> No batteries, why would anything occur that would screw up the circuit?
> Thought maybe it was bumpers becoming stick so gently nudged the mirror
> down a little and it moved freely (not stuck.) I'm I missing something
> obvious? Question 2-assuming the body is toast or semi-toast, is there a
> way for me to get the mirror down, see the focusing screen (or remove it)
> without making things worse?  My feeling is that there is
>  some simple that just hasn't presented itself to me, yet. Oh, for
> inquiring minds, I am still doing a good bit of film capture.  Bill
> "Scratching His Head" Barber
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