Quote Originally Posted by CGW View Post
Minus any sentimental value, it's a cheap, busted, mass-produced camera. Get another cheap, mass-produced camera that works. The film doesn't know the difference. It can be a hard reckoning but ask what matters most: making a film image or fussing with gear?
I'd agree with you IF you could make sure the "new" one works. Of course, this depends on the value you give to your photographs, but if you are to discover later on that the camera failed on you, then you'll be fussing with gear when what you want is make a film image.

This was the reason why I got both my AE1-P and my Rolleiflex CLA'ed. For both I could have found a replacement for the price of the CLA, but I want my cameras to be reliable.