Question about Pentax ZX-50 35mm SLR Camera
I have a pentax zx-50 Camera. I've had it now almost 9 years. Its been used off and on and the last time it was used was around 4 years ago. Its been placed in safe keeping, so I decided to whip it out and take pictures of our new baby. I Placed New Batteries in the camera. I placed film in the camera. I Then turned the camera on. I then tried to change the camera mode, and it made a noise like it was trying to take a picture. The film then Advanced. Then I tried to get the camera to zoom in, and it wouldnt. I then tried to use the flash, it wouldnt. I then tried to change the mode again, and it wouldnt. By the time I was done changing modes, and what not, it said it had already gone through a whole roll of film. The camera then wouldnt rewind the film. I had to auto rewind it using the midroll rewind button. It wont take any pictures, but yet says its advancing. Any help here? Thanks
Try pouring lighter fluid around curtain mechanism, motor and other moving parts. but do not wet it. use small amount of fluid only, avoid the lenses. this will remove the materials making your unit stucked.. never use alcohol or anything. fluid are so volatile that makes it a good cleaner.
Posted on Sep 04, 2007
I really think this is the classic zx - 50 shutter motor problem : small motor on the side of the mirror box is not cocking the shutter . This is very repairable but unfortunately it requires fair amount stripping down of the camera to get to the fault and so you will have to take it in for repairs.
Posted on Sep 03, 2007
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