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OMD Cracked Bezel


redsnappa 12 2.0k United Kingdom
29 Nov 2012 5:49PM
Should it not say OMG Cracked Bezel

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Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
29 Nov 2012 5:50PM

Quote:Should it not say OMG Cracked Bezel


I was thinking exactly the same thing! Lol! Grin

.....................hmm, why am I laughing? Sad
AnneWorner e2
7 618 43 United States
29 Nov 2012 6:02PM
I've finally spoken to a rep at Olympus America. They are aware of the problem, and I will be sending the camera directly to them for repair. Still I'll be without it, and will worry what will go wrong next - actually something did this week Sad

The 12-50 kitlens is not functioning properly wrt exposure in Aperture mode - when I immediately turn it to manual exposure and set it with the same f/stop it functions fine. Fortunately I have the files to demonstrate this to them. On the camera screen I got a "Check the Function of this Lens" message.

And yes, OMG, cracked bezel!
mdpontin 10 6.0k Scotland
29 Nov 2012 6:10PM
Just had another look at mine with the aid of a (slightly) stronger light and a magnifying glass. I can't see any sign of a crack. I still want to check it again in good daylight, but for the moment it doesn't look as though I have this problem.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
29 Nov 2012 6:47PM
It is bound to vary - with some cameras having overtightened screws and some not.
AnneWorner e2
7 618 43 United States
29 Nov 2012 7:04PM
John checked the screws on mine, and they were far from over-tightened.
brian1208 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2012 7:04PM

Quote:If you take a car as an analogy


Maybe a case for a "General Recall" ?
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
29 Nov 2012 7:23PM
To be honest, how many of us would have even noticed if we hadn't been told?

We have been struggling with torches and magnifying glasses to see whether there's a problem or not! Grin
AnneWorner e2
7 618 43 United States
29 Nov 2012 7:27PM
We weren't expecting anything to be wrong with this wonder child - so I at least wasn't looking. Since I generally don't pull out the LCD panel, nor mount it on a tripod, I probably wouldn't have seen it till the warranty expired and the crack ran all the way up the screen Tongue

On guy in the forums of DP Review had his screen shatter, and he claims it was not from any kind of impact.
brian1208 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2012 7:38PM
I've just re-examined mine closely under fairly intense light and there is no sign of either mould line or crack.

Putting my old "Materials Science hat" back on there are a couple of things I did notice though:

- the moulding there is very narrow with little material on either side of the screw hole (which I reckon takes out around 80- 90% of the material at that point)
- the moulding around the screw holes on either side of the central screw is built up to provide more material (and hence should have more strength)

Looks a bit as if there may be a design weakness here?
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
29 Nov 2012 7:51PM
Maybe the hole for the screw, and indeed the screw itself, was too big. Smile
brian1208 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2012 8:00PM
and very deeply countersunk into the moulding as well
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
29 Nov 2012 8:33PM

Quote:Maybe the hole for the screw, and indeed the screw itself, was too big


If anything its a little short not long.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
29 Nov 2012 8:49PM
I`m in no rush to get mine fixed, but it will need doing at some point.
joshwa e2
4 710 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 11:07AM
p1010934-001.jpg


Picture showing where the cracks are on mine, first two screws from left to right have a crack, below a close up:

p1010934-002.jpg


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