Question about Pentax ME Super 35mm SLR Camera
Found my Dad's old Pentax ME Super camera in great shape, but the shutter and the rapid wind button seem to be stuck. Inside the camera, the inside mirror stays up and makes things dark looking through the viewfinder. i have tried putting new battiries but still viewfinder dont work. Are these potential deadly problems?? Don't remember him having any problems with it. Help. Scratching my head!
it could be the rubber bumper next to the fresnel lens has become sticky. very gently ( after removing lens ) try to bring mirror down without forcing it. it should release easily.
if not, rotate the select knob off auto. open film door and check that the shutter is fully deployed, shutters should not be overlapping.
remove screws from bottom cover and remove cover, keep camera up side down so that re-wind button stays put. there is a locking lever under the take up spool ( gray ) . with a pin move lever toward film door and bring advance lever fully to the right , then let it go so it returns quickly.
the shutter should have fired. if not the camera will need to be repaired. get an estimate first as there are no new parts available.
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