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05-19-2022, 03:09 PM   #1
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Pentax 645 CLA/Repair

My first 645 suffered a shutter failure while I was on vacation a few weeks ago, so I picked up a cheap body to replace it.

The cheap body is totally untested and had a broken grip, so I moved the grip over from my broken camera and fired a few test shots with the ruined roll of Ektar from the first camera. The shutter fires and the film advances, but it makes a humming noise that sounds very much like a flash charging. That can't be right, the 645 doesn't have a flash........

I'd LOVE to just send the camera off for a CLA before I run any film through, but the place that I usually send my cameras (Garry's Camera) said that it's getting hard to get parts for the 645 and he's not working on them......A couple others just haven't responded to emails. KEH said to ship both bodies in and that they'd attempt to troubleshoot and salvage parts from the dead camera, for a non-refundable $250.

I adore the original 645 and have no problem paying that, but I figured I'd poke around and see if anyone could recommend another 645 service option?

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05-19-2022, 04:30 PM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by trixtroll Quote
but it makes a humming noise that sounds very much like a flash charging.
good battery and clean compartment? ES had an unusual hum but only on auto and half pressed......once fresh battery was in sound went away..........
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