Question about Instant Cameras
Hi, My camera has been in storage for a long while now and yes, I forgot to use the shutter during this time. Now, when I press the shutter, the light meter comes on, but the shutter will not release. I've tried putting a film in, but alas - no change. I waqs quoted £128 to have it fixed, so I refused and bought another on ebay for £20. This behaves in exactly the same way *groan*. Is there anything I can do to get my camera(s) working again, or should I just resign myself to a broken camera and an ebay refund?
Remove bottom cover ( 4 screws ) and find small shutter release capacitor ( 6 v 220 microF ) and replace it. These older capacitors start leaking after 8 years and have to be replaced. Make sure you get the polarity and specs right when you are putting a new one in.
Posted on Sep 03, 2007
I had the same problem with an X-700 and poolseman solution was the rigtht one.
Posted on Dec 07, 2008
Oh what luck you have.. sounds like a very common problem if you bought one with same problem. make sure the timer is not on... oh ask for a refund ,,,sometimes people dont mention little problems on ebay and looking to get rid of junk.... good luck Sad but true
Posted on Sep 01, 2007
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