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Pentax ME Super: Mirror sticks in DOWN Position

I’ve seen a number of forums where the foam has degraded and the mirror sticks in the up position, but I have a different problem. When the shutter button is pressed, the mirror VERY slowly starts to move upward. Gradually the speed of the mirror increases until it appears to overcome the friction (?) that is slowing it and then it snaps up, the curtain opens/closes, and the mirror returns to its down position as normal. The process of the mirror snapping upward takes from 2-5 seconds. This obviously results in extreme shutter lag!

Is there something I could lubricate to overcome what I assume is a sticky part?

Thank you.

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The shutter & mirror is in need of a CLA. Clean, Lube & Ajustment. Its well needed for any camera when they are 20 years old and older

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