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Pentax ME shutter triggered just from advancing film

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I have a Pentax ME that I purchased on Ebay a few years ago. It has been working great, but today I noticed something odd. The shutter is prematurely opening whenever I try to advance the film. The only time it doesn't open is when I pull back the advance lever very slowly (and also when I put it in lock "L" mode). What is causing this to happen?

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Gummy works. There is a camera repair website which will show you how to service this camera in detail. Also the site owner can give 1-2-1 help with yout particular problem, and offers a repair service if you don't want to try this yourself.

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Miraje,
the shutter locking lever is sticking. time for a clean, lube & adjust.
i would take, or send this fine rugged camera to a reputable camera repair shop, have an estimate for a cla.
This model pentax is made with very little plastic and will last a long time with an occasional cla.

Posted on Dec 09, 2008

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