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Olympus E-500 flash smelling like burnt plastic

\015 I've recently purchased a gently used E-500 Olympus from a close friend. I've had the camera for about two months. This evening when I went to use the camera there was a loud pop with the flash triggered and it began to smell like burnt plastic. Is my flash going? Can it be replaced? I am a photographer and rely heavily on this particular camera. The camera is only about 2 years old. \015

Answers :

Check all battery contact points! Make sure contact points are clean and are not touching each other.
Wrongly inserted batteries can cause camera or flash to overheat and catch fire!

Do not dismantle or interfere with flash!

The flash unit can give off a lethal shock if tampered with!
You should contact Olympus about this.
\015\012Olympus have had a recall on some older 35mm film cameras for problems with the flash circuit.
\015\012Please see -
\015\012Olympus Recall
\015\012Hope this helps,
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