AE-1 tungsten wire

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    i have a ae1 canon with a disconnected/broken tungsten wire and no repair manual. aside from purchasing a manual, is there another option? Thank you.
     
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    I don't know of any tungsten wire on my AE-1.
     
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    It is the shutter pull-a thin "cable" that runs across the back of the camera over about five little pullies.
     
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    Thank you Laurent, I have been to this site but had no luck locating a repair manual diagram. I am trying to find information without a cost. It is even a difficult repair manual to find to download at a cost.
     
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    Thank you Ben. that is exactly what i was looking for. not looking forward to the surgery though...
     
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    Lismoreian,

    I beg your pardon. I just now found out that there are indeed tungsten-cables.
    I found such in the New F1 where it seemingly actuates the viewfinder speed scale. I still haven't found such in the AE-1P. Actually I can't think of a funtion there. But I'll find out...
     
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    The AE1-P uses LEDs, so it does not need cables to actuate the speed display... on an AE1 it would make sense
     
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    With actuating I meant a mechanical action, as in moving a display in and out. On the AE-1 there is the pointer of the meter, for the rest there is no further mechanical action.
     
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    Sorry, I thought about the meter needle... I'm tired I guess ! Not sure there's less to do, but there isn't more than on an AE1-p!
     
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    The tungsten wire connects the ISO resistor to the shutter speed dial which is also a variable resistor.
    The setting of the ISO dial changes the position of a cam that engages the shutter speed dial start point.