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Old 27th November 2008
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E-1 Service

Hi all does any one know the approximate cost of a check and clean of an E-1 tried to call Olympus but could not get through today
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Re: E-1 Service

I'll try to get an answer for you tomorrow... remind me if you don't hear back from me!

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Re: E-1 Service

Olympus recently charged me £40 to check my E1, which is payable to the dealer up-front, and is non-refundable.

Olympus then send a quote to your dealer who will contact you for authorisation to proceed.

The cost of repairing and servicing my E1, which included fitting a new shutter mechanism and top plate was about £237 including VAT.

It sounds like a lot of money, but in my view is reasonably fair considering the cost of shipping, parts and labour. (Think how much it costs to have a new cam belt fitted to a car).

Unfortunately, my E1 still doesnít work properly with the FL50 flashgun, but that is another story.
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Re: E-1 Service

£237? I doubt very much I'd pay anything like that considering you can get a low shutter count, mint example for around £160... it just wouldn't make economical sense to me unless they were giving you another years warranty on it, and I don't just mean on the parts they replaced...
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I agree it does seem a lot ,i dont think there is anything wrong with it just felt it could do with a clean and check ,at those kind of prices i will wait till something goes wrong ,if it does and think about it then
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yo I can make it to Nottingham on Sunday
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