Olympus OM-1n firing after winding

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by elmartinj, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. elmartinj

    elmartinj Member

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    I got a pretty well kept OM-1n a few weeks ago. Everythig was going well and then the camera started firing immediately after cocking the shutter. I kinda fixed it by pressing the shutter button and winding around ten times, and then it all came back as it should've been. I wonder if this is common, I read somewhere that this hapenned to someone and the camera died a few days later. Should it need a CLA?
     
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    Was it on a tripod at the time? I had one do that but only when it was on a tripod, I think pressure on the base plate would somehow trigger the shutter during winding.
     
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    It was in a bag while traveling but certainly not banged up. Was this solved or did you just end up avoiding tripods?
     
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    In the end I just took the base plate off, then put it back on again and that seemed to do the trick, no idea why!
     
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    Clearances are very tight! On my OM1n, there are a couple of tiny metal shims cemented to the inside of the bottom cover for this very reason.
     
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