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Re: [OM] (Fwd) OM4 Fault...HELP??

Subject: Re: [OM] (Fwd) OM4 Fault...HELP??
From: "John Hermanson" <omtech@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 09:39:36 -0400
Eloquently put,  Mr. technician man. 

John  Hermanson
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: <clintonr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, June 23, 2001 2:07 PM
Subject: Re: [OM] (Fwd) OM4 Fault...HELP??


| Chris Charlton wrote:
| > 
| > Hi,
| > I think I may attempt to remove the top cover, then
| > the electronics and the pentaprism so as to remove the
| > front casting, I should be able to examine the shutter
| > mechanism to understand it more throughly, I have
| > downloaded the cameracraftsman pdf for the OM1 which
| > has given me some clue as to how the thing is put
| > together. To be honest I bought a couple of Ebay
| > "non-workers" and I'm considering buying another, I
| > know the electronics work fine in this one, so its a
| > matter of getting the thing mechanically to work,
| > although I have thought of sending the thing off to
| > John at camtech to be serviced, I can't wait 4-8 weeks
| > and he's not doing pro-rush stuff at the moment so
| > I'll try myself. If I can't fix it I'll re-assemble it
| > completely and send it off.
| > The weld you mentioned, is it spot welded? If so would
| > it be possible to re-spot weld it do you think?
| > Cheers
| > 
| > Chris
| > 
| 
| I wouldn't begin to try to explain how to check for this, much less how
| to fix it!  There could be a hundred other problems -- a broken wind
| gear is just one possiblilty.  A good tech might see the problem in a
| glance, saving hours of unnecessary disassembly.  And in all liklihood,
| something's gonna be taken apart that shouldn't be, and then _nobody_ is
| gonna wanna work on it!  Presto -- paperweight!
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