Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy
with the back of the camera open, advance the camera, the shutter should travel(upwards, I think) & lock in position. If it travels downward when you release the film advance lever there's a problem with the shutter latch. If you can get someone to actually lubricate the thing it'll probably cost $75+
If the shutter has failed mechanically, it could run as high as $175-200.
The problem with lubing the device is access, since a rather complete disassembly is required.
Check with Carol Flutot for repair she's got some sterling recs from other folks here on APUG.
That's part of the problem. I can't advance the camera. It's stuck. I suggested to her that I take it to a repair shop just to be looked over and get an estimate, but she wants to see if that dude will give her money back. I think it's toast if you ask me. It will probably cost more than the price of the camera to repair. I'm sure it will make a nice paperweight on my desk.