On 9/19/2020 3:25 PM, Mike Gordon via olympus wrote:
<<Mike, first let me offer my sympathy. That is upsetting. I would agree with you
that it sounds like a hardware problem. Let me ask a question. Has it been sitting,
unused, for quite a period of time? What I am wondering <<is whether or not your
searching for a solution may have raised the temperature enough to expel some moisture that
was causing the problem?
Sat for a couple weeks--had tried Pro cap mode low with CAF near Essex river-- wet black
labs and sticks. No images of artistic merit but fun proof of concept. Moose prompted
this activity as he determined Pro cap mode H works for PL 100-400 though
"they" say it isn't supposed to work.
Anyway, charged the battery and powered up the beastie and the problem is back,
If I have the narrative right, it happens when camera is cold, then clears as it's been on a while? You mention it got
better after lens mounted, but might it have been a matter of time powered on, nothing to do with lens?
If so, it's probably something like a cold solder joint, damp/corrosion in a pressure connection or some such. If so,
you can document that and take pix of the progress, so repair folks have proof, and perhaps a hint of where to look.
Does it also apply when viewing images on the card?
I expect it's in the display prep circuit, as it applies to both EVF and LCD, so I expect image review to be affected
the same, but it never hurts to carefully enumerate all symptoms. If it only affected display of in-camera memory, but
not SD card images, that would further isolate the problem, for example.
I've done a lot of electronic troubleshooting. Sometimes it has even worked.
Logical Triage Moose
PS: If you do send it off, take note of your settings. It will come back reset
to factory defaults.
What if the Hokey Pokey *IS* what it's all about?
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