Question about Pentax ZX-7 35mm SLR Camera
Try dismounting the lens and cleaning the camera and lens contacts with a soft lint-free cloth.
Posted on Sep 11, 2017
SOURCE: black viewfinder
Slr mirror is stuck. remove the lens and try to slightly move the mirror up and down ( but not forcing it to move!)and pushing the shutter switch. Try also applying lighter fluid in the mechanism while operating or shooting, fluid will help loosen the stucked mechanism.
Posted on Sep 01, 2007
The shutter assembly has failed, a common fault with all older autofocus SLR's. it's nothing to do with the autofocus itself, just that AF SLR's usually tend to have fully electronically operated shutters which cannot be serviced and repaired like older models.
The only fix is to replace it, but it's no longer available and even if you do find one the repair is not economically worthwhile.
If you're not too choosy as to the brand, then free similar SLR models complete with lenses are regularly available on FreeCycle and Freegle. It's where I got all of mine.
Posted on May 18, 2010
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