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Black bar on rt. side of photos.

I have a Pentax K1000 that I quit using 15 years ago because there was a black "bar" on the right side of my photos. It sounds like a timing issue(?), is this fixable?

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is this black bar on all the time or only when using flash? if only when using flash then your shutter speed is to high. for flash on the K1000 the shutter speed must be 1/60th sec. or slower.
if the black bar is there all the time then the shutter must be adjusted, cleaned and lubed.take or send your K1000 to a camera repair shop for an estimate first as there are no new part available,

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Carefully remove it and then replace it with a new one. You can get it as part of a foam light seal repair kit for your camera; this also ensures that the sticky black goo which used to be foam and which prevents light from getting past the edges of the camera back gets replaced. Light seal kits are very cheap, and if you buy a pre-cut version then it makes a fiddly job a bit easier and potentially less messy. They're widely available on sites like ebay, just search for "k1000 light seals" and check that the kit includes a mirror bumper/buffer.

If you don't get it repaired the fuzz will get everywhere and can also get onto the film surface causing white spots on your photos or black spots on negatives/slides. The debris can also get into your lenses so remove it asap. Gooey foam light seals are even worse as it's both corrosive and abrasive (due to the grit it attracts) and gradually migrates to gum up the works. It can also result in light fogging on your photos (usually seen as red streaks from the top or bottom of the picture). Modern foam seals do not decompose like the old ones did.

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http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-film-slr-discussion/51190-k1000-serial-number-database.html

if their information is true then your camera would have been manufactured between 1977?-1982

run From To years manufactured
1 7 5xx xxx 7 7xx xxx 1976 - 1978?
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3 7 0xx xxx 7 4xx xxx 1982 - 1983
4 7 8xx xxx 8 4xx xxx 1984 - 1989?
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Given that you can buy a perfectly good used K1000 at online auction sites for between £30-£40 it may not seem like an economical repair, but newly serviced ones with a guarantee sell for over £100 so it's definitely worth it for such a superb classic SLR.

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