Introduction: Replace Shutter on a Canon Ae1
the shutter had had it and the electrics were dead halfway through i found that a track on the flexible circit board had broke but it was too late to worry about that.
Step 1: Ensure You Have a Clean Well Lit Organised Space to Work
Step 2: Make a Hole
i kept changing my choice of power source and voltage i ended up with an adapter made from a golf tee and 4 aaa bats taped to the strap
Step 3: Rubber Band Drive Rocks
mirror run by motor on right , shutter by motor on left (from video camera) magnetic stop down thing
Step 4: New Brain
i love relays
Step 5: Mirror Lock Up Switch
Step 6: Amazingly It All Fits Inside
there were a few shorts so a fair bit of insulation was required
Step 7: Brain Installed
Step 8: Some of the Leftover Parts
not all of them!
Step 9: Results
the speed is effectivly b or lock open, bit bouncy so lens cap is good idea. mutltple exposure enabled
addad some reference pics, lookout for a cabel mechanism that runs across the back of the cam under top plate goes past the viewfinder. if your trying a proper repair on this camera i can only wish you the best of luck ,i have fixed a fair few russian cameras with no problems this one is a whole different ball game, its horrible in there so much unnessasaryness .
short video of shutter working
Step 11: The Little Light Leak Can Kll Some of the Film So Addad a Shield
some unexposed film should filter down some of the brightness, and its nice and thin ,i dont want anything catching on the shutter, might even painttheb shutter black!
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