Question about Pentax ZX-30 QD 35mm SLR Camera
When I look through the viewfinder, all I see is black. It looks as it would when the lens cap is on, however the power on the camera is on and the lens cap is off. When I look through the viewfinder, the only lights I see are the images that represent the different modes (example, smiley face, flower, mountain). Also, film is properly installed. I have.. -removed the lens, looked through viewfinder (still appears black) and then replace the lens. - made sure that the aperature is set to A, that the lens is in automatic mode. - Also played with putting the lens in Manual mode and setting the aperature at different settings. - Turned camera on and off. - Replaced batteries.
The mirror motor is probably the problem, you'll usually hear a whirring noise like a motor spinning. It's about a $125 repair, requiring the mirror box to be removed and the mirror driving motor replaced. Pentax originally put a plastic gear on the motor shaft - the replacements have a brass gear.
Posted on Nov 25, 2006
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