Question about Ricoh KR-30SP 35mm SLR Camera
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: film advance lever
Your camera is cocked but since the shutter is not working you cannot release it and hence your film advance mechanism does not work. ME-super will work without batteries in full manual mode so set your shutter to B and try to release it. If the shutter will not release in B mode then the shutter/mirror box will need servicing : rubber components in the mirror box mechanism have perished and need replacing. After that your camera will be fine for another couple of years.
Posted on Sep 23, 2007
First make sure your batteries are OK , camera will not work without two 1.5 v batteries. If your camera still doesnt work this is probably because the shutter is cocked but you cannot release the shutter and that is why you cannot advance the transport mechanism. The shutter release mechanism needs repairing first. SREMEDY : take bottom cover off ( 4 screws ) and locate 220 mf 6v capacitor ( it is the only one in this part of the camera , cant miss it ). Replace the capacitor while you keep an eye on the polarity ( indicated on the casing of the capacitor ) and you camera should work fine ( dont forget camera needs two 1.5v batteries to work ! )
Posted on Oct 11, 2007
SOURCE: jammed film advance lever
There is a capacitor that goes bad in the X series. You can find them on eBay. A simple soldering job. It is in the bottom of the camera, accessible by removing the bottom cover. (4 screws)
Posted on Feb 19, 2008
SOURCE: Ricoh XR-10 35mm SLR camera
take the screws off the bottom cover. there is a small lever pointing toward the front of camera with a black screw on it. gently move it to the left, this will release the lock lever. Now advance the lever and the shutter should fire. if not, it is not repairable. no parts
Posted on Dec 14, 2008
SOURCE: 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
Posted on Apr 01, 2009
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