E-PL5 records only black frames

Started Dec 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP gazonk Veteran Member • Posts: 3,070
Re: E-PL5 records only black frames

Thanks everyone for the helpful answers!

Guy Parsons wrote:

Take the lens off and look in the front while shooting a few shots, check that the shutter mechanism does its usual dance of open for live view, closes at shutter press, opens for the exposure then closes for a while to unload the image then opens finally for live view again.

I've had a look already and it seems to work, but I'll try later today with a slow shutter speed to be sure.

If you can see an image on the LCD while in live view then the sensor itself is OK.

Regards...... Guy

Thanks, yes we see an image. I think I'll also try with a third SD card just to be sure, since they're usually the weakest part of the equation - but I fear something in the electronics is broken.

Do you know if there is a way to do a full reset of the camera beyond what the menu reset can do? We tried taking out the battery, but maybe not for long enough?

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