firmware download failure. now Olympus wants to replace the CPG for Zuiko lens. Huge bucks!

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firmware download failure. now Olympus wants to replace the CPG for Zuiko lens. Huge bucks!

I have an Olympus OMD-5 with a Olympus Zuiko EZ-M1250 lens. I was very happy with the lens. Then I tried to download a firmware update for the lens and my internet connection was interrupted during the update. Iso the lens doesn't work. took it to a repairer who recommended sending it to the Olympus Australia head office. So I did

Now Olympus wants to charge me $327.55 for replacing the circuit board ($22.77 for the replacement - the rest is labour). I can buy the same lens for a bit less than that price. I am outside the warranty

Is this really right? - it was only an interrupted firmware update. Seems to me to be a built in design flaw if the CPG can't survive that

Any advice would be much appreciated.

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