Camera Repair & Maintenance Tips

Welcome to My Page "CAMERA TIPS"…Below I have listed some of the more common failures that are given to us. Obviously this won't cover everything but it’s a good start. Have a look before bringing in your camera for repairs; you might find you only have to replace the batteries……

SYMPTOM

POSSIBLE CAUSE

ACTION REQUIRED

WHO?

Camera won't release, flash slow to charge

Flat batteries

Replace with good quality new ones

User

Counter won't work, film won't advance, camera won't release

Film not loaded or incorrectly loaded

Remove and replace film correctly

User

Camera rewinds, processed film has double images

Film has been fully exposed or hasn't been loaded properly

Remove and replace film

User

Camera operates erratically/ abnormally

Camera is set to a special function

Return function setting to normal - Refer to manual

User

Noisy, shutter won't close, release or transport

Sand

Dismantle, clean, lubricate, adjust assemble

Repairer

Camera is slow and sluggish, lens cover may not open, moisture in viewfinder

Liquid

Dismantle, clean, lubricate, adjust assemble

Repairer

External cover is separated, lens bent, chips in cover

Dropped

Dismantle, clean, lubricate, adjust assemble

Repairer

Loose screws

Extended aircraft travel

Replace damaged parts. Re-tighten screws etc

Repairer

Shutter blades uneven - DO NOT TOUCH

Shutter blades dislodged during film loading

Dismantle, reposition and adjust, assemble

Repairer

Blotchy pattern on elements, processed photos with soft sections

Fungus in lens

Remove optics and clean, assemble and adjust

Repairer

Spots on prints

Dust

Clean out dust from internals assemble and adjust

Repairer

Overexposed prints

Lens aperture slow or stuck

Clean out oil, assemble and adjust

Repairer

Error message on LCD's, Camera fails to release/operate normally

Electronic failure

Repair/replace parts as required, full set up

Repairer

Camera won't advance, lens won't zoom.

Mechanical failure

Repair/replace parts as required, adjust as required

Repairer