James Mullineaux , Jun 22, 2003; 11:09 p.m.
Well, this might not be what you want to hear, but AE-1s are so cheap now, I'd say just grab another one. I recently got a black one to back up my A-1s with a 50/1.4 lens for less than $60 on eb@y. Unless it has sentimental value I'd grab a new one. Prices are so good these days you might even consider an AE-1P or an A-1. I know it sounds kinda dumb but the action grip helps out the ergodynamics of the camera ALOT!