Well as promised for the second installment of many to come, the task of repairing a wounded Olympus stylus 80 Deluxe. Now even though film cameras are dated they are still great for photo taking purposes. Although when one craps out on you its very aggravating because your mind is consumed with thinking about replacing it with a digital. i'm her to make sure that never happens...EVER.
- removed back cover
- Flash circuit up close
- wiring diagram
- lifting flex
- removing shutter release button
- swabbing button
i then put everythign back together and this trick seemed to cure the ailment.
but even though the shutter is releasing, you gotta run a test roll through it to make sure it makes it to 24 without a problem.
- loading film
- firing test roll
and voila, easy money as far as i'm concerned. out the door that one went and onto the next one, and since we are on film subjects such as this stylus. I guess this is the perfect oppurtune to display how i fixed my Leica IIIc
It came in with the film advance knob heavely tweaked out of operation condition. with it advanceing half the time and slipping the other, it had to be remedied. upon inspection i discover that the frame where the knob sat had been demo'd.
- what it should look like
- missing chunk
so after fitting it a couple times i cmae up with this solution. since the knob sits in a ring
- ring with notch
which was secured in the busted off frame pieces notch
- taped missing chunk
I came up with the idea to reinforce the later'd construct with some washers.
- washers and ring
i took the dremel and a fine cutting bit and work the washer to accept the ring
and got it to snugly fit the ring.
- finished assembly
after that i used metal epoxy to set it in place on the camera
and when the smoke cleared it worked like a charm! so i reassembled the whole thing and recovered it in denim.
- denim seam
which looks hella good even if your a purist you take every chance you had to use it.
Thats it for this installment, in the next one i'll put up some digital camera repairs. But be forewarned, most digital camera repairs are lens jobs and battery doors. so theres nothign to exciting other than expensive ass mistakes that may happen.