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Old Mar 1, 2012, 2:27 PM   #1
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I'm trying to find the number of shutter activations on my E-620. I've attempted to use this method http://tinyw.in/gFCn but when I leave the card door open, I don't get the warning. Any ideas?
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Old Mar 1, 2012, 2:56 PM   #2
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You should always get a warning whenever the card door is open, not just when following this procedure. Are you saying that when you first open the card cover door, you don't see any warning??

The warning will disappear when you simultaneously press the Menu & OK buttons to be replaced by the first Olympus screen.

(The procedure described in the website has worked for all three of my E cameras)
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You should always get a warning whenever the card door is open, not just when following this procedure. Are you saying that when you first open the card cover door, you don't see any warning??

The warning will disappear when you simultaneously press the Menu & OK buttons to be replaced by the first Olympus screen.

(The procedure described in the website has worked for all three of my E cameras)
That's what I'm sayin' - no warning.
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ummm, - sounds like the sensor switch in for the card door opening of your E-620 is defective or broken. At least it doesn't affect you picture taking capabilities.
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This shoud be the way it works, it's identical to the E-3:

1. Turn on the power switch
2. Open CF card door
3. Press "menu" and "OK" buttons simultaneously
4. Press the menu nav arrow arrow buttons in the following sequence:
- WB (Up)
- ISO (Down)
- Metering Icon (Left)
- AF (Right)
5. Press the shutter release
6. Press menu nav buttons menu nav buttion AF (Right) again

Page 2 screen will appear, R.......stands for the shutter count.

Page 1:
L - lens code
F - flash code

Page 2:
R - counts the number of shutter activations
S - counts the number of times a flash was fired.
C - counts the number of times the mirror has been locked up (cleaning mode).
U - number of times the camera has been turned on (and the ultrasonic wave cleaner activated).
V - counts two operations: [1] number of times the mirror has been locked up in Live View, and [2] number of times the AEL button has been used to auto focus while in Live View

Page 3:
CS - camera serial number

MCS - Is the same as the "Internal Serial Number" recorded in the EXIF data of pictures recorded with the camera. The 16-digit number contains a variety of information. Here is what we understand so far:
Digits 1-4 represent the camera model. 4001 = E-1, 4007 = E-300, 4011 = E-500, 4016 = E-330, and 4046 = E-510.
Digit 5 is the year of manufacture. For example, "3" equals year 2003.
Digits 6-7 represent the month of manufacturer. For example, "06" equals June.
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Just continue...I believe the E-620 might be different.

1. Switch ON the camera and open the card door
2. Press OK and MENU together; this will bring up the basic camera description screen
3. Press up, down, left, right, shutter button and up button to get screen 1
4. Use right, down, left and up to cycle through the 4 pages
5. To return to normal just close the card door.
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This shoud be the way it works, it's identical to the E-3:

1. Turn on the power switch
2. Open CF card door
3. Press "menu" and "OK" buttons simultaneously
4. Press the menu nav arrow arrow buttons in the following sequence:
- WB (Up)
- ISO (Down)
- Metering Icon (Left)
- AF (Right)
5. Press the shutter release
6. Press menu nav buttons menu nav buttion AF (Right) again

Page 2 screen will appear, R.......stands for the shutter count.

Page 1:
L - lens code
F - flash code

Page 2:
R - counts the number of shutter activations
S - counts the number of times a flash was fired.
C - counts the number of times the mirror has been locked up (cleaning mode).
U - number of times the camera has been turned on (and the ultrasonic wave cleaner activated).
V - counts two operations: [1] number of times the mirror has been locked up in Live View, and [2] number of times the AEL button has been used to auto focus while in Live View

Page 3:
CS - camera serial number

MCS - Is the same as the "Internal Serial Number" recorded in the EXIF data of pictures recorded with the camera. The 16-digit number contains a variety of information. Here is what we understand so far:
Digits 1-4 represent the camera model. 4001 = E-1, 4007 = E-300, 4011 = E-500, 4016 = E-330, and 4046 = E-510.
Digit 5 is the year of manufacture. For example, "3" equals year 2003.
Digits 6-7 represent the month of manufacturer. For example, "06" equals June.
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Just continue...I believe the E-620 might be different.

1. Switch ON the camera and open the card door
2. Press OK and MENU together; this will bring up the basic camera description screen
3. Press up, down, left, right, shutter button and up button to get screen 1
4. Use right, down, left and up to cycle through the 4 pages
5. To return to normal just close the card door.
Nope. No joy. #1 I don't get the warning about the door being open. #2 When I push those buttons simultaneously all it does is toggle me between the Super Command screen and the menus.
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The E-5 doesn't have a card door open warning either. I don't know if the procedure is the same but you can try.

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.
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The E-5 doesn't have a card door open warning either. I don't know if the procedure is the same but you can try.

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.
Nope. No joy with this one, either. Thanks for the effort, though.
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Gary,

Did you try following the steps in the Biofos web site?

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

Some people reporting the same problem as yours found and answer there.

Good luck.

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Nope. No joy with this one, either. Thanks for the effort, though.
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