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OM-1n,shutter seems to be stuck ,pressing on shutter button…

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OM-1n,shutter seems to be...

OM-1n,shutter seems to be stuck ,pressing on shutter button but it wont move.Looking thru the view finder its just black.Any obvious fixes for this,thanks

Technician's Assistant: Who makes your camera?

Olympus

Technician's Assistant: What have you tried so far with your Olympus?

Was just replacing battery for the light meter,but then the shutter seemed to stop working.Don't think there is anything related there as the manual says it should all work even if the battery is dead.Its a camera my daughter borrowed for her photo class and it all seem to work fine when she first brought it home,but then the light meter stopped working.

Technician's Assistant: Anything else you want the Camera Expert to know before I connect you?

Nope,just wanted to see if this was something that has occured previously that there is an obvious fix for

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Hi. My name is*****'m a camera repair technician with almost 30 years in the business and I'll be glad to help you with your question today.

I'm the resident OM-1n expert. There's a couple of things that can cause this. The simplest of which is sticky mirror cushion foam. Take the lens off and try to pull the mirror down a little to see if it moves. The other and most common is the shutter curtains haven't traveled all the way across and didn't trigger the mirror reset lever. This ones a little trickier to check and will probably need to be checked out by a qualified camera technician. You may want to check locally for a camera repair shop in your area, or, if you need assistance finding a shop, please let me know and I'll locate one for you.

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