Good points, I guess many of us just find a new (second hand) body rather than have the nonfucntional body looked at. I have a Chinion CM 4 which I had modified to shorten the shutter release, pressing the shutter 1/2 way stops down the lens and activates the meter, the meter is not working, but I think its the pressure switch not the board, the battery diod still lights. I am just too lazy to take across town to a repair person who will be able to look at it.