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I have a problem with my Ricoh Kr10 Super?

It seems the shutter is stuck in the up position. When I put batteries in it and switch off the shutter lock nothing happens. How can I find a diagram to dissemble it? Also what may be the problem?

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    I have the same problem, please let me know if anyone solves it

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Rotate the speed dial to X

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I think you are referring to the mirror being in the up position. Can you advance the camera normally and just not able to see though the viewfinder?

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Why can't I see through the viewfinder?


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Can the 35mm SLR Ricoh Kr-5 Super II camera still work with the batteries dead?


Straightforward answer: no. Everything needs power to work except for the self timer, but even that won't fire the shutter without battery power.

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I don't know how to open the camera to put my film in...


Press the shutter release button to ensure that the shutter is released, then pull up the film rewind knob until the back pops open.

If you need a manual, you can download a PDF one from http://www.butkus.org/chinon/ricoh.htm

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The batteries need replacing. Winding the film and setting the shutter is mechanical on your camera, but releasing the shutter is done electronically. Dead batteries cause mirror lock-up.

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Normally, stuck mirror is due to weak batteries with a elcetromagnetic shutter like the Ricoh. Try with brand new silver oxides and see if it helps!

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Common fault due to perished rubber parts. Can be usually be repaired, but do not try to force the camera, that may cause damage which can not.

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Sears ks super camera.


You'll have to remove the bottom cover. Either the mirror box or the shutter are stuck. re-cocking it is possible by moving the wind stop clear of the bottom portion of the film advance shaft.

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Look on the shutter release button, there is a lock switch on bottom of the button. turn it toward the prism.

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Ricoh KR-5 SUPER II Shutter will not activate.


I doubt you still need help with this considering it's over 8 months later... but the same thing has been happening to me lately, I've had to force the self timer to start by giving it a little push, once it gets going it starts to work normally again.  

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