Olympus hidden data menu

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Olympus hidden data menu

These websites explain how to get to the hidden Olympus data menu to find out the shutter count, etc.:

https://www.biofos.com/cornucop/hidden.html

https://www.43rumors.com/there-is-a-secret-code-to-see-this-on-your-olympus-camera/

It says:

1. With a charged battery installed hold down the MENU button while switching on the camera.

2. When the LCD lights release the MENU button and immediately press it again, once.

3. In the menu go to SPANNER (line 5) and press RIGHT.

4. Press DOWN until you are at the LCD brightness screen (line 3).

5. Enter the brightness screen (shows twin adjusters) by pressing RIGHT and then press INFO and OK sequentially.

6. You will see on the LCD 'OLYMPUS' followed by the designation of your camera (eg E-P1).

7. Press in sequence UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, SHUTTER and UP for screen 1.

8. You are now in the hidden information screens: RIGHT = screen 2, DOWN = screen 3, LEFT = screen 4.

9. When you have your information simply switch off the camera.

I am trying to do this with my PEN-F right now, but step 4 seems to be wrong. Also, in step 3 it says go to the SPANNER menu at line 5, but mine is line 4. Going into that and then going to line 3 is Release/Image Stabilizer, not LCD brightness. I went through the whole PEN-F menu and I couldn't find LCD brightness anywhere. I have the current 3.1 firmware.

I also tried my E-M10 II with the current 1.4 firmware.  Same problem as the PEN-F.

How can I get to the hidden data menu?

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