how to read serial no.

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cba_melbourne Senior Member • Posts: 3,538
Re: how to read serial no.

Guy Parsons wrote:


Olympus does not like to tell us dates. They are probably even horrified that the way to get into the service menu escaped into the wild. Nobody gets their service manuals it seems.

If have never seen one (except for old vintage cameras). I suspect they only exist as electronic copies, only accessible online on their internal network. Password protected and with strict confidentiality clauses for the technicians.

Whereas if you can find a service manual for a Panasonic camera it tells their method. Once earlier with Panasonic Australia web site they actually gave (accidentally) the link to the service manual for one of their M4/3 cameras at release, it disappeared soon after.

For those of us that keep their cameras/lenses "for life", and possibly do their own small repairs, the availability of service manuals is an important advantage for Panasonic when choosing a new camera/lens.

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