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    Olympus XA repair parts?

    While winding my film one day, I accidently broke off the film winder. It just snapped at the base. There seems to be a bit of damage to a small metal wire near the top of the camera too.

    Anyways, are there any places that offer repair parts for this camera? The only damage done to the camera is the winder, so it feels like a shame to make it a $80 dollar paper weight.

    Other suggestions would be appreciated too. Thanks!

    Jason

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    Hi, I have seen old XA2 cameras in the "nearly new" shop for $3.

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    A friend found an "as-is" XA at Keh.com and used it as a parts camera to fix his shutter release button. Might be worth checking.

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    I have an XA2 which is not working properly which you can have for the cost of postage if you want it for spares. However, given the distance involved, you may find something locally cheaper.

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    Hey Steve, could you give me a zip code or something where I can check the postage rates?

    Thanks for the kind offer!

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    UK Post Code is: PO33 2TW


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    It might be a bit pricey to send the XA2 from England, I have an XA with a non-working meter you could have for the price of postage as well. Zip code 54880, Superior Wisconsin.
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    Yikes, postage from the UK to the US is quite pricey. Again, thanks for the kind offer Steve, but I will have to pass this time

    Johnny, thanks for your kind offer as well. I'd be happy to take it off your hands, so as long as the film winding piece will fit on an XA. Do you happen to know if it will?

    Thanks again,

    Jason



 

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