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    Minolta CLE repair in Europe

    Hi everybody,

    I've had my Minolta CLE for about a year and it seems to me it's dying. The exposure meter is going crazy. I just had the contacts cleaned up as I thought it might have been the issue but it just got worse. Now even the shutter speeds are inconsistent. Be it in manual or A mode. Do you think it might be still repairable? Do you know anybody in Europe who could look into it?

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    I've been very happy with Gerard Metrot, who was head of Leica and Rolleiflex repairs shops in France for decades. He's now retired but still doing some work.

    http://ateliergms.com/home.html

    The CLA for my Rolleiflex did not cost too much and was greatly done...
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    Thank you very much. I'll try to write him and ask him if something can be done. However I don't have high hope. A lot of people don't repair these Minolta's anymore.

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    Probably your best bet is Runtime in Bremen.
    They are the old Minolta service centre in Europe,
    and,for example,about the only place in Europe to
    get the Dynax 9 repaired. So,I would suspect they
    are the only outfit able to fix a CLE.

    Runtime Contract GmbH
    Betriebsstätte Bremen, Hohweg 5, 28219 Bremen, Germany
    Phone : +49(0)421/52628-0
    Fax : +49(0)421/52628-111

    repairinfo@runtimecontract.biz
    (Note that Runtime do not ship outside Europe)

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    Thanks a lot. This looks really promising.

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    Have a look at Arlüwa in Cologne. http://www.arluewa.de/service.html
    They list the CLE as a camera they service and are known as Minolta specialist. I had a long talk with the owner about the clutch in my XD7. I'm sure they know what they are doing.
    Regards,
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    They really list Minolta CLE on their sites. That's really interesting. However they don't have an email contact on their sites. Don't you have one please? I'm a bit afraid of calling them. I don't know practically a word in german. I know I should have learnt it because it's quite useful

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    Sorry, i have no email either. I just went in their shop...

    Maybe just an old fashioned letter? Or get german speaking support when calling them.
    Or just try - maybe they speak english.
    Regards,
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    You're right. I know someone who speaks german. I'll have him call them (^_^) But first I'll make sure she knows how to say shutter and exposure meter in german (^o^)

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    Send them a fax.

    Add an automated translation. The key words would Verschluss and Belichtungsmesser.

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