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Canon AE1 shutter problem, shutter will not release

Hi, as you advised we removed the bottom of the camera and can get the shutter to release by pushing the lever over, but continually have to do it. The meter reads fine. How do we check the magnets?? Thanks so much.

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Well, here is where it gets a little tricky. You'll need an x-acto knife, some lighter fluid and some q-tip swabs. You need to carefully cut the plastic shield on 3 edges to make kind of a door to the magnet.

You are doing this to expose the magnet face so it can be cleaned with the lighter fluid using the cotton swabs. Careful how you make the cuts.

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