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Shutter stuck half open

Anyone had this problem? I just used my Olympus for two weeks of holiday, without a problem. I get off the airplane this morning and the shutter is more than half open (stuck in that position). The camera won't power on normally, but I can download all the pictures and use the menu. I just can't take any pictures.

Do I need to take this to someone for repair or can I fix it myself?

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  • lcc1311 Nov 06, 2008

    Don't really feel confident doing that. If you can give me instructions, I'll give it a try though.

    Thanks.


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Try to dismantle it and fix the shutter yourself before paying for repair.

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    Ken Kichi Nov 06, 2008

    Well, start with finding the right screw driver that's small enough to take off the screws. When it's apart take a look at the shutter and try to determine if something is stuck and if so get it unstuck. Keep in mind you have to be a risky adventurous type to do this, if you're not just bring it straight for repairs instead of wasting precious time tinkering with something you'll get no satisfaction in doing.

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I had the same problem and tried the above approach and just managed to shock myself by touching the flash capacitor- threw me across the room. rubber gloves are a good idea. btw you can't fix the shutter gate yourself- it'll most likely be a software problem- way too hard basket get it repaired properly or chuck it.

Posted on Jun 09, 2009

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