rotary plastic lever for the start switch of the OMD E-M5 mark 1
I'm looking without success for the plastic part serving as a rotary lever for the start switch of the Olympus OM D E-M5 mark 1. Many thanks,
Here's the note I sent to Olympus:
I'm a French customer and have OMD E-M5 Mark 1, OMD E-M5 mark2, a large Olympus flash and 3 Olympus zooms. Although ALWAYS handling the start lever of my M5 mark1 with great care, this plastic lever has just broken into 5 pieces, without warning ...
I'm convinced that this lever is simply clipped on the metal axis of the switch. Using a high quality industrial binocular, I cannot understand how the plastic lever can ensure rotation of the axis. To open the M5mark 1 does not scare me. I'm assured that in the United States, parts of the M5 mark1 are still available.
Can you provide me with this plastic lever? Cordially,
SENDED TO: OM-D E-M5
Did your's break?
If it did, I'd reccommned taking your camera into a camera store or sending it to Olympus for repair: https://learnandsupport.getolympus.com/r...
although I manipulate this lever each time VERY delicately, it has just broken into several pieces. Olympus no longer provides after-sales service and has no spare parts for sale. None of the contacted repairers have any parts for this (recent) device
@sansano Ok, that sounds really frustrating! If you have any skill with soldering you could consider soldering a new switch (even if it is just a simple sliding switch) unto the contacts and re-wire it that way.
even using a binocular with very high magnification, I can't see how the plastic lever (broken in 5 pieces) manages to rotate the metal axis of this switch. I'm afraid of having to open the device to understand how the metal axis can turn. I couldn't find an exploded view of the device.