I repaired my sr-T101

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  1. Christopher Walrath

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    Well, I got it on eBay in February. It was listed as is and I got what I got for about $15. So last night I pull it out. I'm messing around with it. Seems that the crank is just jammed. It's a boat anchor anyway right? I try some past X camera fixes. I find I can crank the film while holding dwon the shutter button. I remember it would fire via cable release. Just not the button. After about ten minutes, it dawns on me. I take the camera in my hand. Crank away from my hand. I then proceed to smack onto my carpeted floor. Once, twice, a few times. After a couple minutes, the crank goes on its own and the shutter button works. Do it again. And again. And again. Man, I love how these cameras are frickin' tanks. Takes major abuse and the thing actually begins to then work properly. I love it.
     
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    Can you come over and hit the side of my TV so the picture stops rolling?
     
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    We're all hoping you're not a physician or dentist...
     
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    Yeah, otherwise you would lay into it with a drill and an amputation saw.

    Ever seen a surgeon (an intern wannabe in this case, thank God) fix a car? They open up the hood and start throwing things out of the engine compartment - somehow thinking that the reason the car won't run is because it has a bad part and if the part is removed then the car should be OK.
     
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    And if the computer technician can't get his car started he will get out then get back in to see if that works.


    Steve.
     
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    Hi Chris,

    Can you come over and hit my Son ?
    He doesn't do any work around the house.
    Maybe I should take away his SRT-101 ...
    Bring a 12pak of Sam Adams with you.

    Why did you pay so much ?
    I got 2 SRT's w/ lens for less than $15.00.

    Thanks


    Ron

    From The Long Island Of New York,
    And The Macro Management, and Long Island @ Large Format APUG Groups
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    Ron,

    This should be addressed to Chris not me!

    Steve
     
  8. Christopher Walrath

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    UPS. Oh, and for the record, re above posts, rotflmao.
     
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    I stand corrected.
    Pardon me.


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    Have a seat.

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    Chris in this day and age I would expect to see a youtube clip attached, but given this is APUG a slide show would work.

    P.S. I just sent my SRT101 to Garry for CLA etc. .... you didn't pass that trick to him did you?
     
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    Steve, too funny, i have to write it down.
     
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    I just had a coworker GIVE me his STR-101 and it is in beautiful shape....what a nice camera.
     
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    When I was in the French Navy (was 2/3 years ago.) (huh, wait, no, not twenty, I can't belive it !) we had the "electronic kick" to repair the highly sensitive equipment : on those computers and displays made in the sixties, a very common repair was just this : kick it once or twice, and it should fix the loose contacts !!

    Tried the same with my T90, but this is not the same beast !
     
  15. Christopher Walrath

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    Neither was the junk XG-M I got with it. It has the shakes now.
     
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    My mother still makes get it work the washing machine with a strong kick. She says They were appliying it to radios at 50s :smile:
     
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    Talking about the radios from '50s, at least the music was decent!:smile:

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    Yeah, it had a kick to it.
     
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    I'm gonna have to try that with my 202. It won't advance either....
     
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    That's kinda funny. I have bought several Minoltas that "didn't" work. I had an SRT 101 and 201 that were jammed up too. Didn't smack them on the floor but within a few minutes had them unstuck. In the process of cleaning and restoring them now. Got some extra parts from parts cameras if anyone needs anything.