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Shuter release button stuck

Shutter release on rollriflex stuck in ,will not come back out , where can i find discriptions or diagrams to help me fix it myself or shop in india

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Caused by build up of dirt inside shutter release button :drip small amount of cleaning solvent like methilated spirits , isopropanol or benzine between the button and external wall using tweezers and then lift the button up and down by inserting tweezers into the inner cable release  thread .
If this does not work you will need to remove the front cover and clean more fully the release mechanism on the inside of the fron cover. 4 retaining screws are under the leather covering in the front ( 2 on top and two on the bottom )

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