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My Pentax Camera Light Meter is not registering changes made to the Aperture Ring.

My camera works fine. All the LED lights light up and the shutters works fine. The main problem is when ever I take a reading, and then change the aperture it still suggest the same shutter speed no matter what f-stop I use.

Example: If I keep the lens at a f-stop of f2 and says 1/500th of a second then change it to f22. It still says 1/500th of a second without saying its under or over exposed.

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    It seems the problem is the coupler on the camera mainly. Thanks for the help.

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Take lens off to check the lens/light-meter coupler situated inside the lens mount at the top part of the mount at 'one o'clock' . First see if it moves freely ,clock wise. Then -with the lens off- look through the view finder while you activate the coupler : moving it should make the l.meter lights move up and down.
If you are not getting any joy the connection between the coupler and the board needs re-soldering ( dry joints ) : remove top cover and resolder two blue wires on left hand side of the board . This should do the trick.

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