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    Hi,
    I have a 4 year old EM-5 MkI which I have used fairly lightly.

    A few months back, the shutter just refused to open after I took some shots. I went down to the Olympus service centre and they said that Olympus does not produce parts for that model anymore and that I would have to get a new body.

    Is there any where that may do a third party repair for my shutter? Is this really the end of my EM-5?

    Thanks so much for the advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gormless View Post
    Hi,
    I have a 4 year old EM-5 MkI which I have used fairly lightly.

    A few months back, the shutter just refused to open after I took some shots. I went down to the Olympus service centre and they said that Olympus does not produce parts for that model anymore and that I would have to get a new body.

    Is there any where that may do a third party repair for my shutter? Is this really the end of my EM-5?

    Thanks so much for the advice.
    interesting, what was your shutter count?

    if new parts aren't available, you will have to search for refurbished parts, or buy a used EM-5 as a replacement.

    I recall there was a member who did repairs, cant remember if he did oly though. sorry I forgot his nick, maybe someone else can help with contact.

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    Hi, thanks for getting back!

    I don't know my shutter count but I'm not a heavy user. I used it mainly on holidays, of which there have been few of late. I don't think it's more than 8K.

    I wonder if it's worth while to get a refurbished part and then get it repaired, as opposed to just getting a second hand/new body.

    Rather wary of Olympus now actually. Used to be a Canon user before mirrorless came out.

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    Second hand EM5 going for 350-400 here in CS

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    Quote Originally Posted by gormless View Post
    Hi, thanks for getting back!

    I don't know my shutter count but I'm not a heavy user. I used it mainly on holidays, of which there have been few of late. I don't think it's more than 8K.

    I wonder if it's worth while to get a refurbished part and then get it repaired, as opposed to just getting a second hand/new body.

    Rather wary of Olympus now actually. Used to be a Canon user before mirrorless came out.
    Depends on your olympus lens investments and whether you sell everything, and change brand/type, over just replacing the body.

    For what its worth, I've come across EM5 with 20-30k shutter count, and still working. Lemons exist everywhere, I guess.

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    Yeah, I have quite a few lenses covering a wide range, so I suppose selling it off could prove to be quite troublesome.

    I'll definitely have to have a think about it. If the repair were to only cost about $200, I may be tempted to just repair it, but I'm less keen on getting a second hand body.

    Do let me know if you know someone who can help repair this shutter problem! Thanks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gormless View Post
    Yeah, I have quite a few lenses covering a wide range, so I suppose selling it off could prove to be quite troublesome.

    I'll definitely have to have a think about it. If the repair were to only cost about $200, I may be tempted to just repair it, but I'm less keen on getting a second hand body.

    Do let me know if you know someone who can help repair this shutter problem! Thanks!!
    You can try and contact CSer Fatigue - see if he can help repair

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluesubm6 View Post
    You can try and contact CSer Fatigue - see if he can help repair
    Great thanks so much!

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