Go Back   Rangefinderforum.com > Cameras / Gear / Photography > Classic Film RangeFinders & Other Classics > Olympus RF

Olympus RF This forum is for the Olympus rangefinders.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes

XA self timer problem - always on
Old 01-11-2008   #1
eric rose
ummmmm, filmmmm
 
eric rose's Avatar
 
eric rose is offline
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 164
XA self timer problem - always on

Even when the lever is in non-operate position. Every time I depress the shutter button I get the self timer kicking in. Any suggestions? The battery is almost new.
__________________
_____________________
Eric Rose

http://www.ericrose.com

http://yourbaddog.com
  Reply With Quote

Old 01-12-2008   #2
julio1fer
Registered User
 
julio1fer's Avatar
 
julio1fer is offline
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Uruguay
Posts: 456
It seems that the self-timer select switch is always "on". It may be dirt or a bronze spring that needs alignment, or (worst) an electronic problem (this seems unlikely) If some gentle tapping near the self-timer lever does not solve the problem, you'll have to open the camera to check the self-timer switch, or send it for repair.

If you decide to DIY, there is an XA repair manual here .

Taking out the bottom plate is not hard (it is four screws plus the one below the self-timer and battery check level). You'll probably have to take out the sliding door as well. Beware of the sliding door roller, it is easy to lose.

I attempted repair on my XA2 on a harder problem and decided not to complete work, but documented the steps I took here.

Good luck!
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-07-2009   #3
conradyiu
closer
 
conradyiu's Avatar
 
conradyiu is offline
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Shanghai <-> Hong Kong
Posts: 265
same problems to me and I have tried to open up the bottom plate and test all combination of the switch, still not work. Anyone have other ideas?
__________________
conrad yiu
my little photo blog

RF: R-D1x, Canon P, CV 21/4, Canon 19/3.5, 35/1.5, 50/1.5, 50/1.2, 50/1.4, Nikkor 50/1.4
Minolta 7S, Oly XA, 35SP, 35RD, Wide S, Natura 24/1.9
Digital: Fuji X-E1, XF 18-55
SLR: Nikon F3/T, few Nikkors
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-07-2009   #4
Gradskater
Registered User
 
Gradskater is offline
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 255
I had the same thing happen to me. I was told that it was a problem with the electronics, something about a hard to replace part going bad. I ended up selling it for parts.
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-07-2009   #5
John Lawrence
Registered User
 
John Lawrence is offline
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 1,839
Don't know if this is of any help, but there's a discussion about it here:

http://www.kyphoto.com/classics/foru...tml?1108881268
  Reply With Quote

cracked circuit
Old 02-08-2009   #6
John Hermanson
Registered User
 
John Hermanson is offline
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 349
cracked circuit

On the back of the XA shutter plate there is a flex circuit with a small ceramic circuit board soldered to it. The ceramic part is cracked. Usually the crack goes through the printed reistor area of the EE adjustment, in most cases the crack cannot be "jumped". Ceramic circuit was never available separately and there are 2 or 3 different types. Another indication of cracked XA circuit is when the shutter slways stays open for like 10 seconds, no matter what it's set to. John, www.zuiko.com
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 22:38.


vBulletin skin developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All content on this site is Copyright Protected and owned by its respective owner. You may link to content on this site but you may not reproduce any of it in whole or part without written consent from its owner.