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How to Fix an Overextending Holga 120N Camera Shutter

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  1. How to Fix an Overextending Holga 120N Camera Shutter, How to Fix an Overextending Holga 120N Camera Shutter: step 1, image 1 of 2 How to Fix an Overextending Holga 120N Camera Shutter, How to Fix an Overextending Holga 120N Camera Shutter: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Slide the two metal lanyard locks up and off the camera.

    • Pop the back of the camera off.

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    • Remove the screw above the opening to the shutter piece using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

    • Remove the screw below the opening to the shutter piece using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  3. How to Fix an Overextending Holga 120N Camera Shutter: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Pull the shutter piece out and away from the camera.

    • Pull the shutter piece away carefully to avoid snapping the wire.

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    • Cut off the spade terminal's right prong with scissors.

  5. How to Fix an Overextending Holga 120N Camera Shutter: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Bend the spade terminal forward at a 90-degree angle.

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    • Slice the blue plastic off of the spade terminal with the boxcutter/Exacto-knife.

    • The plastic bottom is sealed on very tightly. Use caution when cutting it away!

    • Remove the plastic from the spade terminal.

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    • Place hot glue at the bottom of the spade terminal.

    • Place the spade terminal in the small hole underneath the shutter.

    • Point the spade terminal horizontally, facing the wire that leads back to the camera.

  8. How to Fix an Overextending Holga 120N Camera Shutter: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Screw the shutter piece back into place using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  9. How to Fix an Overextending Holga 120N Camera Shutter: step 9, image 1 of 2 How to Fix an Overextending Holga 120N Camera Shutter: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Return the back of the camera into place.

Conclusion

You’ve now learned the following:

  • How to disassemble and reassemble a Holga 120N camera
  • How to add a spade terminal as a blocker

The spade terminal will stop the overextended shutter. Enjoy taking pictures!

Jacob DeLany

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