Canon AE-1 Program shutter stuck open.

Discussion in 'Camera Building, Repairs & Modification' started by viczig, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. viczig

    viczig Member

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    Pick up a cosmetically mint copy of the camera but the shutter is stuck open. Can't advance and can't fire.
    I replaced the battery but that didn't do it.
    Any ideas??

    Thanks,
    Vic
     
  2. Anscojohn

    Anscojohn Subscriber

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    Clean the battery contacts with the eraser on a ball point. Can't hurt, might help.
     
  3. KathyB

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    A relative gave me a Canon AE-1 Program that had NEVER been taken out of the box. It was 25 years old and I aquired it 3 years ago. It needed an overhaul. It now works as good as new.