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Olympus Pen W - shutter overhaul needed
Old 05-06-2016   #1
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Olympus Pen W - shutter overhaul needed

Hey Everyone - just picked up an Olympus Pen W, which needs new seals and a shutter overhaul.

Who's a good contact these days in 2016? zuiko.com??

I also have a donor Pen S with the same shutter (also sticky though, but all speeds do fire) which could serve as a parts camera, so parts shouldn't be an issue.
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Zacks Camera Repair in Providence Rhode Island overhauled a Pen D for me last year. Good work, reasonable fee, and camera was back in two or three weeks. Even repaired the meter.
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these pens are dead simple to repair. if you have the right screwdriver, pointed spanner wrench, and some ronsonol you can do it yourself.
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I'll check out Zacks, thanks wvo.

Aizan, If it weren't kind of a rare camera, I'd definitely be more down to try tackling it myself. Tackling it myself is how the pen S ended up as a parts camera!

My track record isn't that good I guess.
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Hey Everyone - just picked up an Olympus Pen W, which needs new seals and a shutter overhaul.

Who's a good contact these days in 2016? zuiko.com??

I also have a donor Pen S with the same shutter (also sticky though, but all speeds do fire) which could serve as a parts camera, so parts shouldn't be an issue.
I may be late with this response but John Hermanson of ZUIKO.COM no longer works on Olympus Pen D,S,W,. I believe he still works on Pen F series.
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Thanks viewfinder. Just so everyone knows, John hermanson no longer works on these, that is confirmed. Michael Zacks fixed the W up for me and it is working great.
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Hey Everyone - just picked up an Olympus Pen W, which needs new seals and a shutter overhaul.

Who's a good contact these days in 2016? zuiko.com??

I also have a donor Pen S with the same shutter (also sticky though, but all speeds do fire) which could serve as a parts camera, so parts shouldn't be an issue.
I also own a Olympus Pen W and an Olympus Pen S3.5

I will repair mine very soon, i'll tell you how it goes. It is supposedly very simple. I've already cleaned the lens elements.
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