I have an Olympus OM-D E-M10 with the kit lens, which reads Olympus 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 EZ ED MSC 0.2m/0.66ft-∞, and for some reason today, when I turn it on, the lens goes in and out (zoom) automatically three times and then it stops, with the display of the camera ending totally blank. Any ideas what could be wrong?
Another lens is working just fine. I know the lens is probably dead, but I need it to work this weekend for some Christmas pictures, so, there's not much I can do right now in terms of replacing, so, anything I can try is welcome.
This is what the camera looks like when I turn it on:
This is what the failure looks like:
I had similar problems like this before, since I bought the camera. Every now and then, very rarelly, the lens wouldn't be detected and I would just turn it off and on again and it would work. I never had the time to explore it.
I'm not aware of the camera being dropped or bumped in any way. It was working a few days ago. I tried cleaning the contacts but that made no difference. I also tried resetting the camera.