SLR shutter replacement

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by unitednations161, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. unitednations161

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    I have a Nikon N2000 and a pentax ME super and was wondering If its still possible to to get the shutter replaced? I know its most likely cheaper to buy another body on ebay or something but I really want to keep these cameras like new since they are so old. What would be a typical cost of a shutter replacement? I found a replacement shutter for the nikon thats 40 dollars, but where can you find a pentax one and how much does installation cost?
     
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    You are right about getting another one rather than repairing what you have. I would look for an N2020 instead. Its auto focus is slow and primitive but as a manual focus camera iot has a lot going for it. There are loads of ME Supers floating around for not much money. This was an amateur camera so most do not show too much wear.
     
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    It'll likely cost $150-$200 to have a tech install a new shutter, plus cost of the parts.
     
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    yes i understand the cost is cheaper to buy different ones but im fine with that these cameras have sentimental value. So thats why im asking. I guess 200 isnt that bad. After its fixed it should last me for a long time again correct?
     
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    the 2020 is the same camera besides the auto focus correct?
     
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    Is the ME Super suffering from the non-cocking shutter fault? As in you wind on, press the button, and nothing?

    From what I understand this is due to a single component rather than the shutter proper and should be sorted by a CLA. The shutter mechanisms in these are pretty reliable if used regularly, however I do notice that a fair number of "wardrobe find" SLRs with this shutter suffer from the fault. I'd imagine that it's a part which has seized over time and therefore doesn't drop into the correct place.
     
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    No the ME works fine. Its the n2000 that im having problems with. Will one of my 3 n2000s The shutter seems slow. like its sticky
     
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    It probably just needs a CLA if it's slow, rather than any replacement parts. From your first post I thought both cameras were faulty hence my suggestion!
     
  9. unitednations161

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    Sorry for the confusion i was just asking about that as well because im sure it wont last forever.