Question about Pentax ME Super 35mm SLR Camera

1 Answer

Major Pentax ME Super 35mm SLR Camera Problem!!!

My camera isn't making any shutter sound, but the LED light is on, and when I look through the viewfinder eyepiece I cannot see anything.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 100 times.


    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

  • Expert
  • 206 Answers
Re: Major Pentax ME Super 35mm SLR Camera Problem!!!

The mirror box control mechanism needs servicing ( rubber parts have perished and are gumming up the workings of the mirror mechanism so shutter is not workingrking) . Unfortunatelly this requires complete strip down and so should be done professionally.

Posted on Aug 25, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Mirror is locked open

Unless you have experience repairing cameras, this is not a DIY fix. Take your camera to a reputable camera shop and have a trained professional look at it.

Feb 03, 2012 | Pentax ME Super 35mm SLR Camera

1 Answer

Plastic shutter button broke. Can release shutter by pushing in the middle but button is gone includeing screw int piece for shutter release. Is this an easy fix?

The only easy fix is to glue with a super glue with the broken part or parts. If this is lost then you need to fabricate a similar type knob to be glued into the slot making sure that glue does no overflow and get the whole shaft stuck.
other wise the original can be sourced or replaced from a worn out/discarded camera or consult the Pentax service for estimation.. to restore it originally.

Jan 25, 2011 | Pentax ME Super 35mm SLR Camera

1 Answer

Pentax me super shutter won't open. won't wind, wont take a picture :(

Have you not used it in a while?

This could be one of two issues:

One, it could be the battteries. The ME super is not a fully mechanical camera like the mx, if the batteries are depleted then the shutter sticks open as it does not know how long to stay open. Turning the selection wheel to 125X usually unsticks it.

Two, the lubricant that pentax used in the 70's and 80's has a very bad tendecy to polymerise and turn sticky and solid. This turns the camera inoperable. Pentax repair service routinely provide cleaning for affected cameras.

Hope this helps, its a great camera

Jan 12, 2011 | Pentax ME Super 35mm SLR Camera

1 Answer

My shutter wont fire? I have new batterys good film and everything it just wont work the light meeter works though?

If you can wind the film there is a problem with the shutter release. Take it to the shop to be checked and/or repaired. There's practically nothing you can do yourself (unless you're a camera mechanic).

Nov 17, 2009 | Pentax ME Super 35mm SLR Camera

1 Answer

Shutter does not work..could it be the battery

Yes, it could. Try to shoot with 125x-mode to check if the shutter works on manual. If there are no lights coming up in the metering pillar it is very probable that hte batteries are gone.

May 19, 2009 | Canon EOS-AE-1 35mm SLR Camera

1 Answer

Film won't advance

Pentax ME Super was one of my favorite camera, small and clean shutter release. But it has been about 25 years since it was manufactured. They happen to use rubber break within shutter unit and as any rubbers, it started to deteriorate and melt between the shutter-blades. This prevents the complete cycle of the shutter and jams the winding. You may be able to unjam the winding but eventually you have to overhaul the shutter unit. Overhaul charge is around $100 in US repair market. -James

Mar 31, 2009 | Pentax ME Super 35mm SLR Camera

2 Answers

Pentax ME Super Shutter and Rapid Wind Button won't release

Common fault due to perished rubber parts. Can be usually be repaired, but do not try to force the camera, that may cause damage which can not.

Go to http:/ for information on how to service this yourself. The author can also advise by mail, and can service these cameras too.

Nov 23, 2008 | Pentax ME Super 35mm SLR Camera

2 Answers

Hi could you answer a question for me about the pentax mv

The Pentax MV has a similar body and uses the same lenses as the Pentax ME Super, but it is a fully "Auto Exposure" camera. It does not have manual override or shutter-priority modes. It is a good camera to take pictures, but not if you want to have full manual / creative control over the camera.

Take care & Happy Imaging!

Jun 18, 2008 | Pentax ME Super 35mm SLR Camera

1 Answer

Pentax Super ME

Yes, the ME super has an electronic shutter that works in conjunction with the LEDs. Purchase some fresh S76 button cells, A76 will work, but the will not last as long. Make sure the battery cover is corrosion free and install the batteries so both cells face positive toward the cover.

Jan 17, 2008 | Pentax ME Super 35mm SLR Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Pentax ME Super 35mm SLR Camera Logo

Related Topics:

212 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Pentax 35mm SLR Cameras Experts


Level 3 Expert

93861 Answers

Bill Eager

Level 3 Expert

421 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a Pentax 35mm SLR Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides