Question about minor repairs needed for an original Olympus XA

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by tungarbulb, May 25, 2006.

  1. tungarbulb

    tungarbulb Guest

    I found an Olympus XA at a garage sale. It appears to work perfectly
    and the lens looks clean as a whistle. Only issues that I can see are
    that the lightproofing strips inside the camera back are
    disintegrating, and the f-stop lever is very sticky and hard to adjust.

    I've checked out the camera's service manual
    ( and frankly, I don't think I want
    to attempt to dismantle something built with such tight tolerances. Are
    these problems solvable easily (i.e. new foam strips and a drop of oil
    in an easily-reachable point), or do I need to call in a repair person?
    If it's the former, where do I get the proper materials and lubricants?
    If it's the latter, whom do I call? Any recommendations or warnings?
    tungarbulb, May 25, 2006
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  2. tungarbulb

    Jerry L Guest

    You could e-mail the repair folks at

    and see if they might give you a extimate for replacing the light seals
    and adjusting or putting 'lube' on the lever. Don't 'oil' anything __
    most camera movements use graphite or something that does not 'run'
    when heated up, i.e., sunny days in the truck of your auto for an hour
    or two.)

    Good luck!
    = = =
    Jerry L, May 26, 2006
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