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Mirror lock The mirror lock won't unlock. The large gear that engages with the gear behind the mirror lock knob will not rotate. If you turn the knob counterclockwise the knob will back off away from the plastic flange, and if you turn it clockwise, as if to unlock the mirror, the knob will return toward the flange but then it stops and you can't turn it any more. If I unhook the coarse focus knob then the mirror lock gear will turn freely, but the mirror turns with it.

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