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Pentax ME The back of the camera has stopped locking securely when film is loaded. I can't see any apparent defects but the problem is consistent. Without film in the back closes securely and is opened in the usual way. With film loaded the back does not click fully into place and can be pulled open. Result - light sneaks in around the edge of the door, even when in the protective holder. Thanks

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A simple fix might be to borrow a page from movie cameramen. Tape it shut with some black hockey tape. I was considering doing this eventhough my ME Super works fine. If you think that looks too getto, then it sounds like a service repair shop is the other answer.

Posted on Aug 18, 2007

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