Diacord Seikosha MXL shutter boogered

Discussion in 'Camera Building, Repairs & Modification' started by AndyB., Aug 23, 2011.

  1. AndyB.

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    This is self-inflicted:

    Seikosha MXL shutter on Diacord is stuck open. I believe it occurred when I set it on B to take pix of lens clarity for possible sale.

    I may have shifted shutter speed during this, or flash (M, F, X) lever may have shifted. I released the self-timer to see if that would help, but it just wound down, clicked, and nothing. Moving flash lever makes no nevermind.

    I don't want to disassemble this otherwise unmolested and operational machine, nor do I wish to spring for a CLA today --

    If there's a simple fix I'm unaware of, please do tell! (But I bet there isn't ...)

    -- Andy
     
  2. Barry S

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    Diacords are 40-50 years old. The shutters are well-made, so it probably just needs a CLA. The classic sign is the shutter hangs up on slow speeds. You might as well go ahead with your sale--noting that the shutter needs a CLA, which is probably a good idea for any camera of similar age.
     
  3. AndyB.

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    Thanks, Barry. I realize yours is the only sensible, adult approach.

    I admit I was hoping for a magic wand.

    -- Andy