Question about Pentax ME Super 35mm SLR Camera
Posted by Anonymous on
it could be the rubber bumper next to the fresnel lens has become sticky. very gently ( after removing lens ) try to bring mirror down without forcing it. it should release easily.
if not, rotate the select knob off auto. open film door and check that the shutter is fully deployed, shutters should not be overlapping.
remove screws from bottom cover and remove cover, keep camera up side down so that re-wind button stays put. there is a locking lever under the take up spool ( gray ) . with a pin move lever toward film door and bring advance lever fully to the right , then let it go so it returns quickly.
the shutter should have fired. if not the camera will need to be repaired. get an estimate first as there are no new parts available.
Posted on Dec 27, 2008
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.
Go to http:/www.mypentax.com for information on how to service this yourself. The author can also advise by mail, and can service these cameras too.
Posted on Jan 21, 2009
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Posted on Sep 25, 2009
The Pentax is a easy fix, maybe.. If you feel comfortable removing the bottom cover, then remove the 3 cross point screws. The battery, if installed will be loose. Looking at the bottom section of the camera, locate the tripod socket. On on side is the battery compartment, the other an L shaped lever. Under the L shaped lever is a brass plate with a slot in it. In that slot is another lever that has a spring going through the end eyelet. Move that lever toward the front of the camera until it latches on the L shaped lever above. Then try the release.
The first thing to try on the X700 is fresh batteries. Clean the battery cap and contacts with a pencil eraser.
Posted on Jan 04, 2010
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