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    Olympus OM-2 shutter speed ring

    Hi, new to the forum, taking a breather from my digital SLR and diving back into film and b/w self developing.

    i've got a problem my much loved OM-2 where the shutter speed ring has lost it's mojo. It doesn't click/ratchet anymore and pretty much won't do the right shutter speed unless its on 1/1000 or 1. In between, it seems to shoot what sounds around 1/60 and thats it.
    I also have an OM-40 P and and OM-1 which are in perfect working order, but I really don't like the feel of them, and I'm wondering whether I can cannibalise the shutter speed mechanism from one of these to use in my OM-2?

    Can anyone provide some insight/experience on this? Cheers!

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    My shutter speed ring does nothing as well, set on manual, on my OM20....so also look forward to an answer.

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    It sounds like the spring (that pushes on the ball bearing that rides in the slots of the shutter speed dial) has broken. It's a hairline crack, won't even look cracked when it is taken out, but a little pressure makes it break in two. John

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    Thanks for that info John - do you think is this something I could service/replace myself?
    If I could track down technical info on the OM2 I'd be brave enough to start pulling it apart, but google has failed my thus far.

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    aha, thanks mr rusty. i must confess my googling while at work was not very comprehensive..

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    Not a do-it-yourself job but have at it. Due to the length of the spring tab, you may have to remove the manual meter circuit board. John

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    hmm. quote on repair is AUD $275.. maybe it's time to retire this one and get an OM-4t

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    If body is not tampered, my overhaul price is usually $129 + shipping. John

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    ^ John is your best source for anything Olympus.
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