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Canon Squeal I recently bought a Canon A1 35mm film camera off eBay. The outside is in amazing condition but the seller did not use the camera for a very long time so it had not been lubricated. I put a new battery in it and pressed the shutter release button and heard a squeal and the shutter was staying open way too long. I'm not experienced enough to trust lubricating it myself and wanted to know if you did this in your store and if you could give me an estimate on how much it would cost. I'm just afraid of spending more having it cleaned up and lubricated than I did on the camera itself. I bought it for only $100. Thank you!

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  • Risket Dec 31, 2008

    Thank you. That sounds like a great deal but I am looking for someone locally (I live in Las Vegas). Once shipping is added to get it there and back it will cost me more to have it lubricated than what I paid for the camera. Not to mention it will take much longer to have it back ready to use waiting for it to get there and come back plus the risk of something happening to it in the mail. Thank you though!

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This is common on the A series Canon cameras. It's a flywheel governor on the side of the mirror box that needs to be lubricated. We do that for $48. Let us know if we can help.

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