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  1. #1

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    Minolta Autocord, B shutter setting not working

    Hi, i just thought I'd post this for all the other novice "repair men" out there, I purchased a non working minolta autocord (sold in "good condition, i dont know anything about cameras though, as is, no returns"...lol) with a seikosha-mx shutter.
    After freeing up the shutter, the B mode worked only at about 1/60th of a second and wouldnt hold open. After a reasonably straight forward disassembly i got the shutter open and after a long hour of trial and error i found the problem.
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    the glowing red screw was very tight and the movement underneath it was stuck fast. A touch of Naptha and skerrick of silicone lube got it moving freely and voila! B mode now works fine..

  2. #2

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    The screw driver is touching the high speed spring and as far as i can tell its meant to be loose unless 1/500th is engaged.

  3. #3

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    Thanks for sharing!
    What do you mean "freeing up the shutter"? Do you mean dismounting until you reach it?

  4. #4

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    Sorry about the long time in responding i didnt get a notification of a reply! I bathed the shutter leaves in lighter fluid to remove what seemed to be about 400 years worth of tobacco residue etc..



 

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