Question about Pentax ME Super 35mm SLR Camera
The camera has been sparingly used in the last couple of years. Recently I put in new batteries and the camera worked normally. Since coming up to the mountains (from 100 ft altitude to about 5,000 ft)the light meter stopped functioning and after taking about 20 frames the film advance lever started to slip occasionally and then finally stopped altogether. What's to be done?
Set your camera to B and release the shutter ( camera will work in this mode without batteries ) if you can wind ok and release shutter fine then all you need is new batteries. If however your camera is not working when set to B then it is either the shutter or the transport mechanism that need looking at. From experience ( have repaired 100s of Me-supers ) it is likely that your shutter needs attention : rubber components ( and foam rubber ) inside the shutter ( and the mirror box locking mechanism especially ) have perished and need replacing.
Posted on Sep 23, 2007
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