It’s a personal English translation from my previous Chinese blog, I just keep it short and dedicated for DIY hacker.
Olympus E-510 was one of best DSLR with great ROI. Small size and full features for different purposes.
- Phillips Screwdriver PH #0 ( I have two)
- Taps to keep tiny screws in order
- Pen to organize screws with marks
For Olympus E-510, it was really common, you met power switch issue after 1 to 2 years, my is on 1.5 years. You will find the machine will auto power off and on in some cases, but after one or two months. You will hardly use it since it will turn off once you open it. The root cause is power switch, some dust or oxide will cover the PCB to make power switch out of work. You can ask Olympus services to fix it, it usually cost you more than hundred bucks(no more than 200 I guess).
You need to open the E-510 by yourself. There are two major parts from E-510 body, Back part and Top part.
1. Open Back part
2 Open Top part
There are two screws under the back cover, there one on the left (in black)
And one on the right (in silver, had been removed before I took the picture).
Then you have your top off.
There are 5 others in silver need to be removed. Notice there are two special one, one on the left to connect with inner body I mentioned before. The other on the right side which has a small copper part. For these two, don’t miss then!
For E-510, you can’t turn over the PCB as expected. So I have to take a peek at the other side. You can use alcohol to clean up the contact parts.
Then put everything back, and put back the battery. Switch on your E-510, it will return to work smoothly.
Here are the pictures of my tools and some screws on taps with mark.
I wish you will meet your E-510 again after this hack!.