HELP (sometimes) Jammed SWC Hasselblad

Discussion in 'Medium Format' started by armando_yslas|2, Feb 11, 2021.

  1. Help please. I have a hasselblad SWC/M that sometimes jams after the exposure. The shutter fires normally but then the wind knob is locked. If I remove the magazine I can push in the little pin that links the body with the magazine and it un-jams. The pin seems to get stuck but not always. I tried tripping the shutter a couple of dozen times to see if it just needed to be worked but it didn't seem to change the symptoms. Has anyone had this problem? Does anyone know if this is going to cost me an arm and a leg to get repaired?
  2. I had the same or similar problem with my SWC. I took it to the local Hasselblad repair shop and they replaced a spring in the cocking mechanism. They did a complete CLA as well. Not an arm and a leg but not dirt cheap either.
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  3. Thanks! That's very useful. Mu camera is otherwise mint condition so I might get away for just a finger or two!
  4. Yes it sounds like the mechanism is sluggish and a cleaning is in order. Bear in mind that if the body has reached this point in its maintenance life, the lens shutter is probably reaching that point as well.

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