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Pentax Super ME

Hi im new to this but ill get to the point. my wifes camera, an old pentax super ME, for some reason wont take a picture. by that a mean everything works but when you got and have the film developed, its black. im trying to fix this for her birthday. i also just noticed that there are batteries that go into the bottom of it for the led screen. might this be the reason?? any help and advice is much appreciated. thanks.


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Re: 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.

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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.

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I would like to buy spares for pentax me super camera

Please state which specific parts you require.

In reality, almost no spare parts are available and all that you can get are either NOS (New, Old Stock) or second-hand parts from dismantled bodies which are usually available at camera fairs or on some auction websites. Long established camera repair shops may also have them gathering dust at the back of their shelves, although most such shops have a regular clear out of old parts once the demand for professional repairs for any given model has ceased. The ME Super ceased production in 1984 so remaining examples are generally completely uneconomic to repair professionally.

No new spares are available other than minor generic items such as screws, straps, covers and caps and most of those will not be Pentax originals.

As the cameras are still plentiful and many were hardly ever used it's still usually easier and cheaper to replace a broken ME Super with a complete working second-hand replacement, although it's wise to immediately send such cameras for a professional CLA service (Clean, Lubricate, Adjust) as years of infrequent or even non-use will have caused internal lubricant films to dry out and they can rapidly turn a working camera into a scrap item. It's usual when you do this to pay extra to have the foam light seals replaced as well as they degrade into a corrosive sticky goo. Once serviced, your camera should be good for many more years but if you use it heavily then consider getting a CLA done every year or two.

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