Help needed with Sigma SA-1/Ricoh XR-7

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  1. itsbudda

    itsbudda TPF Noob!

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    Hi I just recently picked up a Sigma SA-1 from a thrift store for 6 bucks, and it seems the shutter advance is jammed up. I heard this is a common problem with these cameras with age. Is there a way to fix this?
     
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    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Have you replaced the battery? That counts for about 85% of 'broken' cameras.
     
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    itsbudda TPF Noob!

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    Right after posting this I tried the batteries. Works fine. I was just led to assume the worst on the grounds it was at a thrift store.
     
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    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Glad to hear! I bought many a 'broken' camera over the years only to discover that it needed a new battery. :lol:
     
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    compur No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I bought a nice Nikon FE this morning for cheap at a yard sale that "needed
    repair." Got it home and replaced the batteries and it works perfectly as
    I thought it would.
     
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    I own a Sigma SA-1, purchased new, around 1982, with similar problems. The camera is in generally good condition-everything else works. I am in the process of taking the film advance mechanism apart, to locate the source of the problem. I will post the results of this effort, likely in mid-January.
     

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