Quote Originally Posted by Wade D View Post
Where did you find the info on the butter knife trick? I have 2 X-700's that are locked up. Specifically how do you insert the knife without damaging the curtain?
I bought both cameras 20+ years ago and they both locked up within a week of each other.
Could be a failed capacitor—it's a common problem with the X700. I thought that $50 was a very reasonable price to get my camera repaired by someone who knew what he was doing. The last thing that I would do would be to risk damaging the shutter with butter knife maneuvers.