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troubleshooting: how to reset the Olympus OM-D E-M5 if it stops working


  • all digital cameras are in reality little computers and like computers, sometimes they develop a glitch in the software which may stop it from working
  • the simplest thing to try is a soft reboot by turning it off then on again and perhaps taking the battery out and replacing it with a freshly charged one
  • if the camera turns on but is still playing up then you can do a factory reset using the menu system
  • if the camera does not turn on, you need to do a “hard” factory reset by either leaving the battery out for 24hrs to drain the internal power supply, or perform a hidden method as outlined below.
  • this will lose nearly all of your settings but keep date and time
  • [menu], [camera1], [reset/Myset], [Reset]

hidden hard factory reset

  • this will lose all of your settings including date and time
  • Power on with [menu] held down
  • When LCD lights, release [menu]
  • press the following sequence: [menu], [down] to spanner, [right], [down] to LCD brightness, [right] [info] [ok]
  • now for the actual reset: Hold [menu]+[ok] together for a few seconds to get the hardware reset screen. [ok] to proceed.
photo/olympusem5_reset.txt · Last modified: 2015/10/02 22:08 by gary1

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