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Yashica electro 35 gs - shutter not opening. does it need a new battery to open or does this sound like repair is needed. this was my mothers old camera that i would like to use.

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It defiantly needs a battery. The camera has an electromagnetic shutter relese. It took me a while to figure this one out on my own. I thought I had a hunk of junk on my hands.

Posted on Sep 04, 2008

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