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01-13-2014, 08:15 AM   #1
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cant see anything through my view finder of Pentax K1000

Due to use of Digital camera I had not used my Pentax K1000 since may be four years.Now when I wanted to use it I am not able to see anything through my view finder and everything is dark. I have changed the battery to no avail.Any solution.

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I suppose you've removed the lens cap (duh), so it sounds like the mirror is locked in the open position. Can you see the mirror if you look through the lens mount with no lens on?
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QuoteOriginally posted by savoche Quote
so it sounds like the mirror is locked in the open position
I agree, probably stuck to the foam around the frame which degrades and gets a bit sticky with age....just pull lightly at the edge as you look from the front and see if it flips back down...
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QuoteOriginally posted by altopiet Quote
I agree, probably stuck to the foam around the frame which degrades and gets a bit sticky with age....just pull lightly at the edge as you look from the front and see if it flips back down...
Then send it off to Eric, for repair
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usually happens if you take your lens off when it is in lock up position.... is your camera set to bulb.. if so change it
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It's been many years, but isn't there a mechanical mirror lock switch on the side? Did you check to make sure it isn't in the up position?
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It's been many years, but isn't there a mechanical mirror lock switch on the side? Did you check to make sure it isn't in the up position?
Not on the K1000. The K2 & KX had mirror lockup, but not the KM or K1000.
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http://www.pentax-manuals.com/markroberts/k1000_man.pdf

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