Question about Photography
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
Tips for a great answer:
Sep 19, 2014 | GoPro HERO3 White Edition Action Camera
Apr 05, 2010 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera
Aug 14, 2009 | Nikon Coolpix 5700 Digital Camera
Apr 26, 2009 | Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / 1000D IS...
Sep 16, 2008 | Canon PowerShot SD300 / IXUS 40 Digital...
Aug 20, 2008 | Photography
Aug 09, 2008 | Olympus E-1 Digital Camera
Apr 19, 2007 | Olympus E-1 Digital Camera
Aug 29, 2005 | Kodak EasyShare C360 Digital Camera
2,070 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!