The viewfinder on my Panasonic PV-DV200 needs to be cleaned. I have the instruction manual but I cannot get it to turn the 1/8 turn recommended to remove
Hi, My PV-DV200's viewfinder needed cleaned too. Try, try and try again. The entire viewfinder assembly will turn, but if it's never been removed before, it will be on extremely tight. My viewfinder has a small notch at about 1 'o' clock on top. That notch needs to be turned to about 11 'o' clock. Once there, the viewfinder slips off easily. It will come off much easier from then on.
However, simply cleaning the removed viewfinder may not be enough. You may also need to remove the two small screws on the underside of the piece that's still attached to the camera in order to get inside there and clean that too. I removed the small rectangular glass and cleaned that and behind there as well. I used a Rayban cloth (needs to be lint-free) and some Plexus, along with a dull pencil in order to get everything cleaned all along the sides of each lens.
Just double check and make sure all parts of the viewfinder are clean by slipping everything back into place prior to screwing it all back on. This will save you some time because you will probably not get everything cleaned on your first attempt.
Hope this helps!
Nov 16, 2011 |
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