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Re: [OM] Tale of a DIY repair gone bad

Subject: Re: [OM] Tale of a DIY repair gone bad
From: "gary edwards" <maitani@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 1999 10:19:30 PDT
Surely, that is the late, departed cat....

Gary Edwards


From: Skip Williams <skipwilliams@xxxxxxxxx>
Reply-To: olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
To: olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [OM] Tale of a DIY repair gone bad
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 1999 21:55:47 -0400

I assume the cat went #1, not #2!?    I hope you charged extra for that one

Skip


At 8/18/99 08:40 PM  -0400, you wrote:
I couldn't help myself, I had to look.
Right now I'm recovering from a summer cold, hot & cold sweats, the shakes
(I HATE that part).  Anyone who's tried to call in the last 3 days has
gotten my machine.
The last "good" camera to come in was a 2N that was sitting on the floor of
the owners closet.  His cat  "went" on it.

John
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----- Original Message -----
From: Skip Williams <skipwilliams@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 1999 5:36 PM
Subject: [OM] Tale of a DIY repair gone bad


> (John Hermanson - Don't look!  Just hide your eyes on this one.)
>
> Check out this Ebay item.
> http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=145979845
>
> Here's the interesting text on this OM-1 "This poor little camera is
> currently dead. Actually it was killed. Probably had a simple mechanical
> jam, and then some idiot tried to "fix" it with WD40 or the like. The
> inside has been saturated. No meter action, No wind, No shutter action."
>
> This sounds like what I do to my brass sprinkler when it sticks. I just
> spray WD-40 on it while it's running until the sticking stops.  I guess
> this guy thought his OM-1 could benefit from the same treatment. Although
> I'm sure there's been worse stories, this one is up there.
>
> John - One day when you have a minute to think, you'll have to give us
your
> best stories on what-came-in-the-door-for-repair. I'm sure they'd be good
> for a few grins; or gasps of horror, depending on the situation
>
> Skip
>
>
>
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> Skip Williams
> Westfield, NJ
> skipwilliams@xxxxxxxxx
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