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    Where can I get a OM4 repaired

    Hi All,

    I need some info from the collective intelligence here. My wife's OM4 is chewing through batteries like Trump chewing through his apprentices. Is there a place still around than can replace the old circuit board with a newer OM4T one? If not, where is a good place to try and get another body. EBAY isn't a bad place but would prefer another venue. How is KEH ? Thanks all for reading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canuck
    How is KEH ?
    Fantastic and even better, they are now a sponser.

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    Vermont Camera Works may be able to help you out. Their website is: http://www.vermontcamera.com/ and they can probably fix it. Give them a call.
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    I know of two repair shops, http://www.zuiko.com in NY, and http://www.olyfix.com in TX that specialize in Olympus repairs. A conversation with one or both of them might give you an idea on how repairable your wife's camera is.
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    Thanks people for the leads. Now to phone a few bodies and hope for the best.

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    John at Camtech (www.zuiko.com) is the one to go to in my opinion. He is very good, fast and sometimes throws in things for free. I had a very good experience when he fixed my OM-1n. Works great now. I highly recommend him. I have no connection other than being happy with his service.

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    colrehogan - Thanks for the input. My airline camera is an OM-4t. Olympus hasn't had a good longterm reliability record except for the OM-4t (I hope?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by hortense
    Olympus hasn't had a good longterm reliability record except for the OM-4t (I hope?).
    I must have got lucky then. I have 6 OMs, some of which I have had since the 1970s and none have ever had trouble, despite tough working lives.

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    Thanks to all for the repair info. Looks like the OM4 is due for a cushy job as a bookend. Just got the verdict from the local shop ... circuit board is kaput. Others I have contacted have the same verdict. As the old song goes, another bites the dust.

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    Hi Canuck,

    I think the problem with your OM is not a serious one, so I doubt that you should have the PCB changed. In that case it's easier to buy a new camera, I think Well, the chewing on batteries almost always indicates the inner short circuit - I bet the wiring got loose somewhere, contacting with camera body. Or the corrosion products shorted something somewhere - it usually results from a leaked electrolytic capacitor. Usually it's easy to find and fix.

    Good luck in your repair,
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