Nippon Photo Clinic Service helped me out!
Thank to folks on the board here I gave Nippon a try. I brought my old beat up cameras needing miscellaneous repairs that most other repair shops deemed not worth fixing (mirror fell off, damper pad gone) as it's on an Exakta Twin TL. The guy at Nippon patiently looked at my inquiries on 3 different cameras, and ended up finding a screw for my Minolta AL's rewind handle (was painful physically before, now it's easy), and at first refused but then decided to just glue the mirror back and glued on some foam pad for the damper. All right there and in a reasonable time while I waited.
I understand that they didn't want to do the mirror job because they'd have to also clean the camera and give me 6 months warranty. So, when this man decided to just help me out without accepting the job, he only charged me $5 each for the estimate fee.
I couldn't believe there are still people like this around. Made my day.
Nippon Photo Clinic Service 920 Broadway Suite 705 New York, NY 10010 (212) 982-3177