Do EM5 mk.2 seals dry within/after 5 years ?

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Do EM5 mk.2 seals dry within/after 5 years ?

Today, I have just got a used EM5.2 from a reputable camera dealer. It has a 15 days return/refund period.

The camera appears to be in very good shape. Except for the SD card door seal. After inserting a SD card, I closed the door and was suprised by the sound. I opened it and the texture of the rubber seal on the body seemed a bit odd. I've looked more carefully, and, it is beginning to desintegrate/dry.

I will contact the dealer tomorrow and ask if that seal can be easily repaired, within a short delay.

Is it typical for the EM5.2 to suffer of that flaw within 5-6 years ?

I had the first model of the EM5, and, it did not have dry seals at all after 7+ years -- it just suddenly refuse to turn on in 2020, after taking about 45K pictures.

And I have a used EM1.1, the seal of the card compartment is still excellent.

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