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jebir
10-25-2007, 03:46 PM
I just discovered the sequence to go to the service menu on the E-510:

Switch on the camera
Open the card door --> "CARD-COVER OPEN" message on LCD
Press the "OK" and "MENU" buttons simultaneously --> "Olympus E-510" message on LCD
Press "North", "South", "West", and "East" in a sequence
Press the "shutter button" once for 2 seconds.
Press "North" --> "PAGE 1" with parameters; "B", "U", "C", "A", "L", "F", and "M"
Press "WEST"--> "PAGE 2" with parameters; "R", "S", "C", "U", "V", "B", and "L"
Press "SOUTH"--> "PAGE 3" with parameters; "CS" and "MCS"
Press "WEST"--> parameter "D"

I haven't seen it posted before but if is common knowledge then just ignore this post.

EDIT: I Added the info that the "shutter button" must be pressed a bit longer.

If the parameters are the same as those for the E-500 and E-330, as described in this thread (http://fourthirdsphoto.com/vbb/showpost.php?p=14638&postcount=2), the known meanings should be:

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.See this post (http://fourthirdsphoto.com/vbb/showpost.php?p=14638&postcount=2) for further speculations about the unknown parameters and olther camera models.

Cheers, Jens.

E B
10-25-2007, 03:52 PM
That's a nice find.

Bojan Volcansek
10-26-2007, 09:10 PM
This is great thing. I'll move it to Keepers forum and leave permanent redirect here!

Yours Bojan

Petephoto1
10-27-2007, 05:05 PM
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jebir
10-30-2007, 02:16 AM
Where does it fail?

Note that there is no particular message coming up after pressing the shutter button. Just go ahead and press any of the "North", "East", etc. buttons and the info should become visible.

Cheers, Jens.

Petephoto1
10-30-2007, 05:05 AM
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Petephoto1
10-30-2007, 05:12 AM
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jebir
10-30-2007, 01:57 PM
Pete, I'm sorry that you can't get it to work.

I have now done it exactly according to the instructions in the OP several times and it works with my camera each time. Note that you have to hold the shutter button pressed for a second or so in order to get it to work.


As far as north , south,east west what is that? A GPS compass and have stand in that position ?
A tip is to have a look at a real compass!

/Jens

kamalnv
11-24-2007, 06:51 AM
it's a Simple thing the following worked on my E510 Body without fail every time...:naughty:

After pressing Menu and OK Button Simultaneouly.

1- Press WB
2 - Press ISO
3 - Press Metering Icon.
4- Press AF
5 - Press Shutter Release (Click)
6 - Press AF

Voila ..

Derek Wright
01-15-2008, 04:05 PM
Jens

I have copied part of your first post into the FourThirds Wiki - I hope that is OK with you.

jebir
01-17-2008, 10:58 AM
Hi Derek,

it is OK, just provide due reference in the Wiki.

Would you mind give us a link to that Wiki, I haven't seen it. Could be a separate thread in the Technical forum.

Cheers, Jens.

Derek Wright
01-17-2008, 11:47 AM
Jens

Many thanks
The Wiki is at

http://www.fourthirds-user.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

on the FourThirds User web site.

jebir
06-21-2009, 11:46 PM
Yes, it works the same way on the E-400.

Cheers, Jens.

Johannes
01-17-2011, 11:55 AM
For E-5 and PENs:

Hold 'menu' button and power on the camera,
Go to 'spanner' LCD brightness page till the rulers shown,
Hold 'Info' and press 'OK',
a display of your model number will display,
Then press N,S,W,E (the four direction button), press shutter and N again,
The service menu will show.
To navigate the menu use N for page 1, E for page 2, S for page 3, W for page 4.

jimcb
01-22-2011, 05:42 AM
For E-5 and PENs:

Hold 'menu' button and power on the camera,
Go to 'spanner' LCD brightness page till the rulers shown,
Hold 'Info' and press 'OK',
a display of your model number will display,
Then press N,S,W,E (the four direction button), press shutter and N again,
The service menu will show.
To navigate the menu use N for page 1, E for page 2, S for page 3, W for page 4.

I tried it several times with my E-P2, and it did not work! Each time, I reached the point where the model number is displayed, but I could not reach the service menu. However. . .

I removed the lens (Panasonic 1.7/20 pancake), and it worked beautifully!

Any idea?

Cheers!

Johannes
01-24-2011, 12:51 AM
I tried it several times with my E-P2, and it did not work! Each time, I reached the point where the model number is displayed, but I could not reach the service menu. However. . .

I removed the lens (Panasonic 1.7/20 pancake), and it worked beautifully!

Any idea?

Cheers!

No idea ...... guess it is due to the Panasonic lens mounted.....

JRM60
06-03-2011, 11:42 PM
An addition I found an explanation of the E5 service menu sequence and what the numbers mean -

I just got home and tried this on my E-5, AND IT DOES WORK!!

Here are the steps:

► Camera OFF
► Hold down MENU button and turn ON the camera
► Release MENU button and press MENU again to get to Menus
► Go to LCD Brightness Menu, that's in Spanner Menu and third item down.
► Press RIGHT to show screen adjusters
► Press INFO and then press OK and on my E-5 this shows on screen....
OLYMPUS E-5 0A 01 01 01
► Press in sequence UP/ DOWN/ LEFT/ RIGHT/ SHUTTER/ UP and Page 1 info appears

► Variously press RIGHT for Page 2, DOWN for Page 3, LEFT for Page 4 and UP again to get Page 1

What we are looking for is the information on Page 2, on my E-5 it shows.....
R 000119 [total shutter actuation count]
S 000007 [shot count with flash]
C 000000
U 000050 [turn on count which is ultrasonic wave cleaner count]
V 000000

B 000044 [seems to be total number of times shutter button is fully pressed for any reason]
L 000000

On Page 4 is D: damage code log, mine shows 0 and that is good.