Frankly Tim, as I only paid a few bucks for this little fellow, tossing $100+ on it for a CLA would be what I call naive, as this camera is not that rare and my investment a pittance. Perhaps you mistook my posting as a rant about being ripped off. It was not.
If any Pen EE owner has had any experiences of a similar nature or suggestions, that would be appreciated. I am guessing a tear down as listed in the above instructibles link might do the trick (and keep me amused for a night). If any Pen owners can offer other suggestions (other than a CLA as I have other cameras deserving it more), that would also be great. I am also interested in learning PEN SPECIFIC issues to look out for when on the hunt for a working EE (to repeat I am not looking for tips on buying vintage cameras in general). Thanks!