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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?
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher Walrath View Post
    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.
    We're all hoping you're not a physician or dentist...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CGW View Post
    We're all hoping you're not a physician or dentist...
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas Lindan View Post
    Ever seen a surgeon (a 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.
    And if the computer technician can't get his car started he will get out then get back in to see if that works.


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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


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron LarFor4X5 View Post
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    Hi Steve,

    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

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    Ron,

    This should be addressed to Chris not me!

    Steve
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron LarFor4X5 View Post
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    I stand corrected.
    Pardon me.


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    Have a seat.

    Steve
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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