Anyone evr repair the shutter on a 35 mm Minox such as the Minox 35 EL?

Discussion in 'Camera Building, Repairs & Modification' started by steven_e007, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. steven_e007

    steven_e007 Member

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    Hi,

    I have a couple of these cameras. I really like them, but of course they have the dreaded shutter solenoid fault.

    It is intermittent, but sometimes the shutter doesn't fire. You might lose one or two frames a roll, or you might lose ALL except one or two frames.

    Trouble is there is no way to tell.

    I intend to strip and service them - I hope having two I may have a reasonable chance of succeeding as I have a correctly assembled example to hand :wink:

    Thing is, despite it being such a common and well known about problem, I can find almost nothing on the net to help. No diagrams, no one else's experiences, no schematics.

    Maybe my searching skills are off - anyone know of any resources?

    Thanks.
     
  2. waynecrider

    waynecrider Member

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    I Googled and found some listings for Minox repairs. Perhaps an email will illicit some needed info.