A Pentax Espio 135M Multi AF Auto Focus 35mm Compact Camera with a SMC Pentax 38mm to 135mm Zoom Len
Hello, The lens protection device of a camera I recently purchased does not open fully. It only opens about 1/2-way. The 4 little flaps are opened by 2 pins and they don't seem to be moving all the way across when the camera is turned on. Would I have to open it further to find what the problem is? If so, do you have an instruction procedure for this? Thank You, Kene
Re: A Pentax Espio 135M Multi AF Auto Focus 35mm Compact...
I sounds like your shutter is stinking dont remove or losen the screws there are manuals on the web. find out what type a camera it is then go to the retail on the web they should have support or manuals for you
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I was THRILLED to find this fix for my camera when the shutter wouldn't open. The 590 is a little different than the 540 in these pics, but the solution still worked. I didn't even have to do as much disassembly as he did--just had to take the little circular thing off the top of the lens, and clean the little flap things inside. Here's the link: http://ilmoita.net/mot/?p=4
This is a common problem for the A520 (it happens on mine sometimes). Recommend trying only the simple fixes listed on the following web page, but do not recommend opening the front cover which is also listed here. The A520 is a little tricky getting back together.
I recently had the lens cover stick partly open. There are 4 segments to the lens cover, and if we number them from the top, number 2 was not closing. I gently flicked the segments a few times, in case there was a grain of dirt causing it to stick (although the camera has never been in a dirty or dusty environment). This caused the lens cover to close fully each time, but now it would not open fully, segment 1 would not open, although it would stay open if moved by finger. Anyway, after a bit of fiddling, I got it working properly again. The way that the lens cover appears to work is that only segments 2 and 3 are pushed open or shut by springs, segments 1 and 4 are pushed open and shut by tiny tabs that catch on segments 2 and 3. If the segments somehow get pushed out of alignment, then they either bind (causing the cover not to shut), or they get disconnected (causing the cover not to open fully. Now I am not sure exactly what I did to get the mechanism form the stuck open state to the not opening state, but from there the way to fix it is to: -With the lens open... - Hold segment 2 in the closed position with firm finger pressure (which will tend to push it towards the lens). - Push segment 1 towards the open position until you can see that it has cleared the edge of segment 2. - Lift segment 2 way from the lens so that it will rub past segment 1 as you... - Move segment 1 to the open position. - Repeat if necessary to get the technique right.
I can't provide any guarantees, and I am not about to repeat the excercise on my camera, but it was a lot easier than sending it off for repair.
Just to clarify, are you having trouble opening the protective flaps/barriers that cover the lens? Or are you having trouble getting the lens to physically extend out like normal (you have to twist it to get it out)?
Hi, I have the same problem with my sony DSC-S700. I think someone drop it, and it took pictures with horizontal line specially outdoor. I noticed that the lens shutter does'nt open and close. All I did was to tap on the lens several times and everythings back to normal. I so happy my camera is working again. Thanks to your idea. Brenton