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OM10 shutter problem

Thanks for that, unfortunately the problem is still the same.
Do you happen to know what has caused this shutter delay?

Is it worth repairing, and would it be expensive?

Thanks again

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It sounds like the magnet holding the shutter open is sticking. An independent repair shop would charge about $65 to repair. Unfortunately, they sell for around $50 on Ebay, so unless it has sentimental value, wouldn't be economical. Too bad, good camera.

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