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SX-70 Repair

Aperture offers a nice repair service on your folding SX-70′s.
Here’s what the repair service offers:

Flat Rate Repair Service – $89.99
This will include:
- Broken film door latch
- Failed motor coupling (motor runs continuously)
- Viewfinder repairs (damaged black viewfinder, broken lens or support arms, cracked base, viewfinder does not spring open)
- Broken film doors (note… white cameras will be difficult to precisely match color)
- Frozen focus wheel

Repairs not covered by flat rate service, but available for evaluation and estimate:
- Dead cameras (no response to film – electrically dead)
- Shutter problems
- Lens fungus or damage
- Other electrical issues

27 responses

  1. Hassan Mokbel

    Hi i have a SX-70 and when ever i press the shutter button the shutter goes then gets stuck for a wile then the film is released. I was wondering if you can fix this problem.
    Hassan Mokbel

    April 8, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    • Scott Meivogel

      Sounds like we’d be able to fix this for you. Give us a call and we’ll work it out. 216-574-8977

      April 8, 2011 at 3:29 pm

  2. Cody

    Hi, I have an SX-70. And when I put a new pack of film in, it spat out the darkslide fine. Then after I pressed the shutter button it took the first photo fine, but then started endlessly cycling through exposing and spitting out the rest of my film. It seems like it runs the motor continuously and constantly opens and closes the shutter. Is this a problem you can fix?

    Thank You

    April 20, 2011 at 1:50 am

    • Scott Meivogel

      It sure is! We can take care of that.
      You’ll need to call the store and we’ll work out the details, payment, and shipping addresses. Our number is 216-574-8977.
      Talk to you soon!

      April 20, 2011 at 2:07 pm

  3. Ryan Kemp

    I was curious to see if you guys were able to repair an SLR 680SE. I bought it off ebay “as-is”. First of all, the locking latch that keeps the camera open has been broken off. Secondly, and more importantly, I believe the swinging mirror inside has come loose, because I cannot see through the viewfinder and I can hear it clanging around as I move the camera. All the electrical elements seem to be intact- the sonar focuses, the flash fires. I was wondering if you’d be able to attempt a repair and if so, what you would think it could cost. Thank you for your time.

    July 3, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    • Scott Meivogel

      That should be fine. We’ll take care of it.
      Call the store and we’ll make shipping arrangements. 216-574-8977

      July 5, 2011 at 2:04 pm

  4. Slade

    I have an SX-70 that spits out the dark slide with no issues. Then, when I press the shutter button, it seems like the shutter gets stuck until I take the film pack out and then put it back in, at which point, it spits out the film like a dark slide. When the shutter is “stuck” the viewfinder is dark, so it appears that the shutter is still open. Can you fix this issue?

    September 29, 2011 at 3:06 am

    • Scott Meivogel

      Are you shooting this indoors? Try going outside and taking a picture.
      If that does not work, yes, we can surely fix this problem. Give us a call at 216-574-8977 and we’ll work out the details of a repair.
      Thanks for contacting us!!

      October 5, 2011 at 3:32 pm

  5. i’m having the same exact problem as slade… gonna have to give you a call…

    November 17, 2011 at 3:45 am

    • Scott Meivogel

      Sounds good. That’s a normal problem and we’ll be able to fix it for you. Our number is 216-574-8977

      November 17, 2011 at 4:29 pm

  6. john chastain

    I have a large collection (40 or more) of SX70 cameras that I would like to sell as one lot.
    Most seem to be in great shape and in working condition. I also have a collection of cases,
    options, and several Life Magazines that announced the introduction of the SX-70.
    Is there a simple way to test the cameras without film?

    February 7, 2012 at 2:22 am

    • Scott Meivogel

      You can’t really test them without film. However, you can get an empty film pack and shoot a few pretend shots. If the motor is working, they are usually ok, but not guaranteed.

      February 7, 2012 at 4:51 pm

  7. Hey I’m having a problem with my SX 70 it spits out the dark slide and takes about 2 to 3 exposures then it doesn’t want to spit out any of the other film . is there a way to fix this ?? also do you give warranty with your services?

    March 30, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    • Scott Meivogel

      Yes, we can fix that issue. No problem.
      Our repairs do come with a 30 day warranty.
      If you need it repaired, give us a call at 216-574-8977 and we’ll take care of it.

      March 31, 2012 at 3:06 pm

  8. Dave Leeds

    Possibly interested in a Spectra or a 110B (that’s been converted to 100 series film)?

    March 31, 2012 at 3:15 am

    • Scott Meivogel

      Not the Spectra, but maybe the 110. Are you in Ohio?

      March 31, 2012 at 3:04 pm

  9. Sam Pennisi

    My sx-70 that i got off ebay was guaranteed working. i only have a pack of TZ artistic film which i bought with the camera, and it makes a screeching sound whenever i take a photo and only when there is no photo between the rollers. any help?

    June 25, 2012 at 10:22 am

    • Scott Meivogel

      Does it actually take a photo?

      June 25, 2012 at 3:40 pm

      • Sam Pennisi

        yes. it takes photos fine. it somehow stopped making the noise, but now it just has a generally slow motor. ive tested it with different film packs and a new pack and it still runs, just very slowly.

        June 26, 2012 at 3:19 pm

  10. kevin bernhardt

    Would you be able to repair issues with mirror flip-up?

    June 29, 2012 at 6:20 am

  11. Martin Carlos

    I bought a Sonar a few days ago – it takes pictures but it ejects them half developed. The other half is yellow – any thoughts on what this might be, and if you’re able to repair this?

    August 21, 2012 at 3:51 am

    • Scott Meivogel

      This blog is no longer checked. Head to our new website at http://www.aperturetremont.com
      Also, it sounds like it’s a problem with the film, not your camera.

      August 24, 2012 at 9:36 pm

  12. Arthur Williams

    I am having problems with a small dark brown splotch at the top of my photos and light streaks going down the photos as well. Any suggestions?
    -Thanks in advanced

    November 1, 2013 at 1:49 am

    • Scott Meivogel

      It’s the film, no doubt. Use a pack of new Impossible film and it’ll be fine.

      November 1, 2013 at 12:36 pm

      • Arthur Williams

        Unfortunately, that is what I used.

        November 1, 2013 at 7:13 pm

  13. Craig Dunn

    Hi guys
    Could you give me am idea of cost sending and repair form England.
    Thank you

    May 9, 2014 at 6:06 am

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