Originally Posted by Poptart
The main thing that goes wrong with the XAs is the meter on switch, which is on the front of the body under the clamshell, and is supposed to turn on when you open the case; they tend to get dirty and stick so that the meter won't function - so neither will the shutter.
Second that--make sure they tell you the shutter fires! That's the Achille's heel of the XA. It's hard to fix yourself and it tends to be costly.