OMD-EM-1 Sent for repairs twice - came back yesterday and still doesn't work. Options?
Last June I purchased the Olympus flagship model, the OMD-EM1 with the 12-40mm pro lens. It worked great until December when I went to Borneo,
where it died and refused to work. I got back to Australia, and sent it off to the repair center. The repairer there said he could find nothing wrong
with it, and sent it back to me after replacing the silica gel as a cautionary measure. Good thing i have a few shitty photos of apes on my phone.
I received the camera back and had another trip lined up. A week in the Blue Mountains in Sydney, hoping to photograph a highlining event. As soon as I got there, my flagship OMD-EM1 once again died. So there I am, once again, with a ton of amazing photo opportunities, and all I have is a shitty mobile phone camera. Well, there goes another grand on the trip that I took exclusively to get photos. Of course I can't just exchange the camera. Going back into Sydney and doing a straight swap for a faulty bit of merchandise was not possible according to the repairs center, so I bit the bullet and once
again am left with few photos from my holiday, and sent it off
Got the camera back yesterday, apparently they replaced the motherboard as a cautionary measure. I was playing with it this morning and yay! It still doesn't work! I got several shots off and now the same thing is happening where it turns on, displays the LCD screen and doesn't react to any buttons. Awesome.
Sorry about the rant, the main point of this is I'm wondering what I can do? Obviously I'll have to email the repairs center and sort it out, but it really irks me that Olympus can't admit "yep, camera is faulty, here's a new one."