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Nikon F100 Diopter Problem

I have a problem focusing through the viewfinder. Everything was fine until one day I twisted the diopter adjustment (just to test it's effect) with a heavy hand and I think whatever it adjusts has come off its rails as there is now something loose in the eye-piece. I can get it in focus with a shake but if I point the camera up something moves and if goes back out of focus.
If I get the correct screwdrivers do you think it would be an easy fix?

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Adam

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Maybe, I have the real parts diagram on a PDF. The top comes off as one piece basically. You can contact me via hotmail if you would like the file (4.3mb) My hotmail handle is the same as my Fixya one.

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    Corrado Sep 27, 2015

    Hello Kevin, I incurred in the same problem with my F100. Could you send me, please, that pdf? I would like to the the repair myself. Email is: michellechat2005 at yahoo.fr Thank you very much, Corrado

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