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Pentax ZX-10 mirror stuck

I have a ZX 10 that seem like it wants to work but the mirror get stuck up and will not let the camera work. I have changed the batteries.

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SOURCE: Mirror locked up

Older cameras like this are notorious for locking up after not being used for quite some time. Though, it is an easy fix, it does require some steady hands and a good memory of where everything was after you're taken it out or apart. The best solution for this is, once you've taken it apart and have access to the mirror, is to have a q-tip with a little vasoline on the tip, apply a thin (very thin) layer along all springs and joints surround the mirror and around the edges of the mirror opening, while avoiding getting any vasoline on the mirror itself. I've worked with cameras all my life and have worked at camera shops, and what I've explained here is exactly what a camera repair place would do. But, if you don't feel comfortable with small parts and tiny screws, a camera shop will gladly fix it for you, and not at a bad price.
So, Good luck! Hope this helps. I hope you're out taking photos soon!
Olivia~*

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

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Must have batterys to work shutter. Put select off auto and the shutter will work equal to 1/60th sec. for flash setting. This is a very rugged fine camera,should last for many years if taken car of.

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SOURCE: the mirror on my pentax pz1 (film) camera is stuck

Mirror lockup often occurs if the batteries are flat.

Try new batteries first and if the problem remains please report back for further options.

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