E-m5 - can't get FL-50 to fire

Started Jul 27, 2012 | Discussions thread
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JohnDal
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E-m5 - can't get FL-50 to fire
Jul 27, 2012

Got my first big problem on the E-M5. I can't persuade the FL-50 to fire.
Note it's the FL-50, not FL-50R

These are the salient points

  • The Orange flash symbol shows in the top right of the screen

  • Doesn't fire in any flash mode

  • Tried several camera modes incl 'S' mode with shutter speed 250 and also 'P' mode

  • Tried full reset on camera

  • Flash shows TTL and responds to focussing

  • Flash works fine on E-P2

  • The little flash that comes with the camera works fine

  • Tried cleaning contacts

  • Tried powerup camera then flash and vice versa

  • I have 1.2 firmware

  • It worked a month ago.

Any ideas anyone, or does it have to go back?

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