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After advancing the film, most times the shutter does not triggers.

Pentax ME Super

After advancing the film, most times the shutter does not triggers. Could you help solving this problem? Thank you,

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Actually not grease. There was no grease used on the shutter box.

The real cause is some synthetic rubber used in the mirror gear which has softened and become sticky. If you leave it too long before uses it may jam good, with the mirror in the flipped position.

If this happens do not try and force the camera. It will break.

The other problem is that these parts will begin to break up soon, and they are very close to the shutter mechanism. They will jam this solid if they get in there and can only be removed by disassembling the camera.

To find out how to avoid this and fix the camera properly there is a camera repair site which deals with these cameras in detail with pictures.

Alternatively the website owner offers a very competitive camera repair service for these cameras.

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Yes, I solved the problem. Apparently the problem was cused by grease aging in the mirror box due to the fact that de camera had not been used for a long time. I alternatively advanced the wind lever an depressed the shutter several times and now the camera is working ok. Regards,

Posted on Oct 13, 2008

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