Question about Rollei Fototechnic Giro 70 35mm Point and Shoot Camera

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Shutter broken The shutter stopped working, and my local camera repair shop says they can't get new parts. However, I really like this camera and would rather not part with it. I'm not finding anything promising on the web -- Can anyone refer me to someone who repairs point 'n' shoot cameras like this? Given what new cameras cost and my preference for film vs. digital, the response I've gotten from some people of "It wouldn't be worth the cost" is not helping me to make peace with giving up this camera.

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  • Rhonda2066 May 02, 2008

    I called the business you recommended and asked the guy who answered if he repairs this kind of camera. He said, "No, I don't do any of that kind of stuff." Thanks, anyway.

  • Rhonda2066 May 02, 2008

    I thought "giro 70" was the model #. Is there another one? Where would I find it?

  • Rhonda2066 May 02, 2008

    p.s. I've been all over the Rollei sites in a couple of languages, and it doesn't look to me like they have any kind of repair service for their point-'n'-shoot cameras. I think I even did the zip code search, but the people I called locally didn't do this, either.

  • Rhonda2066 May 02, 2008

    Responding to IrishDruid: I called the businesses you recommended. Harry Fleenor's shop only repairs the Rolleiflex cameras, not automatics like mine.

    Marflex liquidated and gave its business to a place called Krimar Photo Shop -- (You can find them athttp://www.krimarphoto.com/Services.htm)... The owner says he doesn't fix the automatics and there are no more parts around. I'm not sure how this could be true, so am open to more ideas from you or others.
    Thanks.

  • Rhonda2066 May 02, 2008

    Reply to The Machine: The Fine Camera Repair guy answered his phone but told me he's retired. Didn't have anyone else to refer me to.

  • Rhonda2066 May 14, 2008

    To Bestdarngood: I just called the place you suggested, but the guy says they don't have parts for the camera I have and cannot repair it.

  • Rhonda2066 May 14, 2008

    To Eske: I've just emailed Advance Camera, as suggested by bestdarngood. Their website says they'll reply in a couple of weeks.

    I haven't found another camera I like as well, so I'm still pursuing all options. I'd get another one of the same model, if I found it-- nothing on ebay last time I checked.

  • Rhonda2066 May 14, 2008

    To Eske: Sorry for the mistaken credit -- I notice that you are the one who recommended advance camera, not bestdarngood. Thanks. I will post when I hear back from them.

  • Rhonda2066 May 16, 2008

    Thanks everyone for all your suggestions. None of these worked out. I'm giving up on my Giro 70. However, I did find a new Rollei Giro 90 for $70 and decent customer service by phone at Tristatecamera.com. They might be a good resource for someone in the future.

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You can try

http://www.camerarepair.com/prices/repairs/rollei

let me know what you find with this

I would be happy to try and find another place otherwise.

thanks

Posted on May 12, 2008

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    Benjamin Patri May 14, 2008

    I'm seeing what I can find right now, will post in a little bit with what I get

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    Benjamin Patri May 14, 2008

    this seems to be a hard camera to find. I would constantly check ebay or even post a need for another one on craigslist or other websites in hope that someone has one that they don't want anymore. I'm sorry that I could not do more in helping you find a new one but everywhere I looked, they were out of stock, most likely for good.

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    Benjamin Patri May 16, 2008

    sounds good, thanks for the website,

    Have a good day and good luck with the new camera


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    Benjamin Patri May 16, 2008

    also please rate this solution whatever you think it deserves as I appreciate any and all feedback

  • Benjamin Patri
    Benjamin Patri May 23, 2008

    Thanks for the resource, I will take a note of that, if there is anything else that we can do to help in the future, please let us know

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You can get your camera repaired here
http://www.advancecamera.com/repair

free repair estimate. thats in the USA

Posted on May 12, 2008

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  • Ekse May 14, 2008

    Rhonda2066



    have you checked with advance camera?

  • Ekse May 14, 2008

    It's starting to seem like a lost cause, I would move to a new camera as the repairs might not be available at all or cost more than a good new camera.

  • Ekse May 14, 2008

    Have you tryed to call them?



    contact details are on this page

    http://www.advancecamera.com/contact/

  • Ekse May 14, 2008

    Ok, sure, no problem.

  • Ekse May 16, 2008

    Good for you



    Press accept on the solution you feel was the most helpfull one. I suppose at this point its either me or bestDarngood.

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Here are the information you requested..

Mr. John van Stelten
Focal Point Inc.
1017 South Boulder Road Suite E-2
Louisville, CO 80027
Telephone (303) 665-6640
Fax (303) 665-3803
e-mail: john@focalpointlens.com
URL: http://www.focalpointlens.com

I hope that helps
Please Rate accordingly
Thank you
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Hello Rhonda2066,

Rolleis made before 1981 are not serviced by Rollei Fototechnic. They have no parts. Rollei service for pre 1981 camera's is done by independent repair shops. They may have some parts. Unfortunately there is no Grand Source for Rollei Parts, and finding a shop nearby (or anywhere for that matter) that has these parts is like looking for a needle in a haystack.

If you wish, you can try THIS ebay link, and THIS. Its got a lot of Rollies. Not sure if they have what you're looking for, but give it a go..BTW, the site is in Italian. You can use THIS free online translator...

Hope that helps...

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Probably your best bet is to find an identical camera that has a different problem that someone is selling on eBay for parts. Then you could pull the parts you need from that one. I've done my usual Internet searches and have not come up with parts availability either. Can't check eBay from work here.

I did find this: http://www.finecamera.com/rollei/index.html

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Hi,

can you please give the make and the model no. so that i can find the parts for it..

Waiting for your reply

Posted on May 01, 2008

  • Priya darshan May 01, 2008

    ok,now there are only two solutions to fix your camera.1)you will have
    to send it to repiar to the Rollei people and only they can help you
    out.Here are the contact details:

    Main support number 19732449662

    Support FAX 19732449817

    Email supportinfo@danielleinc.us



    Or just scroll down the page and on the right side you can see a
    "REPAIR SERVICE" box,just enter your zipcode in it and you will find
    the repair man near your area.



    Goodluck..


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