Quote Originally Posted by djacobox372 View Post
This is a very common problem with the AE1. I've never had any luck fixing it myself.

The shutters in Pentax, Nikon and Minolta seem a lot more reliable.
You can't paint all Canon shutters as unreliable. This problem is common to the Canon A-series, no others.

And that said my 1979 model has no shutter issues, still going strong.