Olympus OM10 film take-up problem

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Bernard Peek, May 21, 2006.

  1. Bernard Peek

    Bernard Peek Guest

    I rescued an apparently near-mint OM10 from a charity shop, and now
    I've discovered why it was there. The take-up spool doesn't rotate when
    I operate the take-up lever, although if I apply gentle pressure it
    rotates correctly.

    I suspect that this may be due to the previous owners'
    brute-force-and-ignorance attempt to fix a different problem (caused by
    using the wrong batteries.)

    It's presumably some sort of clutch problem. Is there any hope of
    getting it to work again? I'm loathe to spend a lot on it because I
    already have sufficient Olympus bodies, but the OM10 is a nice little
    camera and it would be a shame to lose it if this problem is easily

    Bernard Peek, May 21, 2006
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  2. Bernard Peek

    Trev Guest

    Ratchet rather then a clutch.
    How bad it is can only be found once Its striped down. So what you need is a
    guide to how to remove top and bottom plates without damaging it/ My library
    has a book on how so you could check with yours
    Trev, May 21, 2006
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  3. I had an OM10 with this problem. Fortunately for me it was under warranty,
    so I've no idea how expensive the repair was, but I know it's certainly
    fixable and was described as an easy repair.
    Janie Thomson, May 21, 2006
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